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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
How to Read a Label for a Milk-Free Diet
In continuation of my Food Allergy Awareness Week Theme, the following is the list of ingredients that dairy hides in. EVERY time we buy a product, J and I have to check the ingredients list for dairy. Ingredients can and do change frequently and without warning (we've had this happen). Even if we buy multiple packages of the same item, we check every package.

Derived from Dairy
artificial butter flavor
butter, butter fat, butter oil
cottage cheese
half & half
lactalbumin, lactalbumin phosphate
milk (in all forms - including from goats and other animals)
sour cream, sour cream solids
sour milk solids
whey (in all forms)

May Indicate the Presence of Milk
(we make many phone calls to manufacturers)
caramel candies
flavorings (including natural and artificial)
high protein flour
lactic acid starter culture
luncheon meat, hot dogs, sausages
non-dairy products
(yes non-dairy creamer has dairy in it)

More Allergy Posts to come...

posted at 9:47 AM  

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Jennisa said...

Us mmommies with allergy kids sure should get an award. I always wonder what people around me are thinking at the grocery store when I stand there reading evey ingredient!

At 3:57 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Lets see where could they hide they allergen in this product? That's usually what I'm thinking when I'm reading the label.
I tagged you :)

At 5:35 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

wow who would have thought! How long did it take you to memorize that list? Because I would have to bring it w/me everytime I go shopping if I had to check all those types of ingredients!

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Just wanted to draw your attention to Laura's website. I didn't realize she has a food allergic child too.

At 10:57 PM, Blogger Theresa ♥ said...

Sue, I came to your site tonight through The Princess Diaries. I hadn't ever been to her blog before either but came to it through another. And I'm so happy I did. Thank you so much for all you have shared here about allergies. Although we do not have an allergy problem we do have a diet problem and are on the Feingold program for our 4 year old ds. After weeks of keeping a food journal, cutting out foods with artificial colors and flavors and preservatives BHA, BTA and TBHQ we are now beginning to suspect an intolerance to dairy so I have found everything you have shared to be of help to me.

Thank you.


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