About

I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful, adorable spunky little ones.  Our life is not terribly exciting  to the outside observer but my hope is that if I can help one other family out there with this blog then I am happy I shared our story.  Our son Colin was diagnosed with Food Protein Induced Enteropathy at three months old and we believe he also has Food Protein Induced Entercolitis (FPIES).  It has been challenging and a huge learning experience so far and we are just getting started.

Read what I’ve learned about Food Protein Induced Enteropathy here.    My post about FPIES is here.

While I was breastfeeding I had to eat as though I was the one with the food allergies.  I had to completely rethink everything that I cooked and how I shopped at the grocery store.   This blog, in addition to sharing our experience, is designed to share recipes, products and other helpful information with other people who may be struggling with food allergies or protein issues, like MSPI.   However, I am no expert, just a mom learning all of this as I go.  As for food items, always always check anything you buy to make sure it is safe for you.  Never take my word or anyone else’s word that it may be safe.  Recipes for products can change at anytime without warning.

9/19/2016- MSPI Graduate!  Colin is almost 5 and can eat anything. (However he is super picky.)  Dairy took the longest to pass.   Currently battling a swallowing issue. Possibly esophageal spasms.

2/11/2015 Update:  Colin is currently not eating Dairy, Soy, Chocolate! -We’ve come a long way!

9/10/12 – Currently not eating Dairy, Soy, Nuts, Chocolate, Oats, Avocado, Peas, Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Caffeine, and anything spicy.

Colin –  Failed solids:  Bananas, Squash, Apples, Pears, Oats, Avocado, Green Beans,

1 year old- His safe solids-  Carrots, Chicken, Corn, Wheat, Rice

(You may find recipes though for some of these items as our “Do Not Eat” list has evolved over time).

8 responses

  1. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story. My son, Zekie, is MSPI and exclusively breastfed, so I can really relate to what you are sharing. 🙂 It can be a scary, stressful, lonely road to go through this, so I was encouraged to see another mommy who worries about the same things I do. I’m excited to look through your recipes and find some yummy foods to make!! 🙂

    • It is so great to find other people who are facing the same challenges.I hope you find some things here that are helpful! How old is your little one? If you have anything your family eats that you’d like to share I’d love to hear from you!

      • My little buddy will be 7 months old on Saturday (WOW times flies!) I’ve found lots of helpful things on your blog! 🙂
        I’m glad you found MSPI Mama’s website, that one is sooo helpful. I also found http://www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com for lots of delicious desserts (all of her recipes are dairy free, and most are also soy free and even gluten free! There are alot of chocolate ones, but there’s lots without chocolate too!) and http://www.intolerantoffspring.com for lots of special diet recipes.
        Mostly what my family eats is lots of pasta with tomato sauce and different veggies, Mexican food (we love making “nachos” with refried black beans, ground turkey seasoned with homemade taco seasoning, and peppers/onions), and breakfast dinners like eggs, hashbrowns, and toast. Menu planning is definitely more challenging now, though.

      • Food planning is no doubt a huge challenge! Thanks for the links, I’ve checked both of them out for a bit and seen several things I’d like to try making!

  2. Thanks for sharing your experiences! Our LO is 5 months and so far we have found he is intolerant to dairy, soy, chocolate and caffeine. At first we thought chocolate was ok, but after mama indulged in too much the other night, we had a bloody stool :(. Oh well. Thanks again!

    • We found chocolate the same way- I splurged on butter free chocolate chip cookies, thinking that since they were dairy free they were safe. Hope you find some helpful things on the site. Hang in there- you are a great mama making so many diet changes for your little one!

  3. My son turned 5 this past January. We’ve treated him like he has a dairy allergy since he was 18months. At 18m he’d had severe diarrhea for over 6m and was grumpy and miserable all the time. We began to get his diet cleaned up and the next time we slipped he vomited. I’ve done the Skin Prick Test twice and both times been told he does not have an allergy to dairy. Yet, at home I did a food challenge and once again vomiting and diarrhea! I’m really interested in FPIES and will need to bring this to his doctor. Thank you for sharing your story!

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