Choosing a Preschool for Your Food Allergic Child

Choosing a preschool is hard enough, but couple that by having a child with food allergies and it can be downright challenging. So here are a few facts and tips to help guide the process: Facts About 1 out of 13 children in the US have food allergies – that’s roughly 2 kids/average classroom. 30% […]

Traveling with Children with Allergies Over the Holidays

Traveling over the holidays is stressful enough, but if your child has food allergies, planning ahead with a solid strategy will help you enjoy the holidays more. Here are some tips to survive travel, in keeping with the current recommendations of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. BEFORE YOU GET ON THE PLANE, […]

Allergy Myth Busters

A lot of commonly held beliefs about food allergies and other allergies just aren’t true. Some of them cause people to restrict their diets unnecessarily, and some of them are downright harmful. Let’s take a look at 10 commonly held beliefs: Myth: Most People Who Believe They Have Food Allergies Actually Do. Fact: Up to […]

Food Substitutes for Children with Allergies

What can I use as a substitute if my child is allergic or intolerant to foods? This question comes up often – especially if kids suffer from food allergies, celiac disease, or if a family chooses a vegan, gluten-free, or other alternate food regime out of personal choice. No matter what the circumstance, we want to […]

To Feed or Not to Feed? Food Allergies in the First Year

When it comes to feeding your infants, you lean pretty heavily on your pediatrician, your family, and your friends for advice. Over the last 5 years, and especially this year, there has been a quantum shift in how we’re being advised to feed our infants – based on evidence gathered from many studies supporting the […]

Baking for Food Allergies

You know the feeling: it’s time to host a party, you prepare the menu, you ask the guests if there’s any food allergies. One replies back with a big “Yes,” and adds, “I can’t eat dairy.” Dun dun DUUUUUN!!! Suddenly you have to rethink all that you’re putting in your food. You have to scramble […]

New Baby Food Recommendations

New Recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology With the rising prevalence of atopic disease (or diseases that pertain to allergies), primary prevention may play a role in reducing its incidence, especially in high risk infants. The Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee of the AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) […]

Ask Dr. JJ: My Baby Won’t Eat Solids!

Andy: My baby is 6 months old and because of allergies we are just starting with solids. He started the first day eating them so well, but then that night he threw everything up. Now, he doesn’t even want to taste them, no matter what’s on the spoon, fruit or vegetable. What can I do? […]

Ask Dr. JJ: Allergies 2

Liz T.: I have a 2-month-old baby boy. I didn’t breastfeed him due to a medication that I have to take, so I had no choice. He was always very gassy and fussy at feedings; after changing his formula 3 times, he’s now on soy formula. His bowel movements have been normal, but he still […]

Ask Dr. JJ: Allergies

Junel: So my daughter just turned 1 year old and when we were weaning her off formula to milk, she developed a rash. She is going to have an allergy test done to determine whether or not she is allergic to milk. She eats cheese, eggs, and yogurt and does not have a problem. What’s […]