Through a process that has lasted about a month, I found out yesterday that my second son has allergies to egg whites, milk, soy, wheat, and dust mites. Without going into all of the details I believe he has probably had undiagnosed allergies his whole life. He has always been a picky eater, fussier than the others, had lots of breathing issues, and some behavior issues.
There are some things I have done over the years that I am hopeful have helped him even though we didn’t know about his allergies. I breastfed him until he was 2 1/2 years old, I use only natural cleaning products, I cook mostly from scratch, and we plant a large garden.
Some things that may have been less than helpful are that he was fully vaxed on schedule, I allowed him to be picky instead of insisting he try more variety, and I didn’t get a diagnosis earlier in his life. I am hopeful that we can help him now that we have a starting point and some information. I know that God will see us through anything we have to deal with.
I have been trying to do some research and have found lots of information. I am going to list a few sites, so that I don’t forget them. I will probably add to this as I go. I am looking into vegan diets as well as allergy-free diets to see how they meet nutritional needs without some of the ingredients my son is allergic to.