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I know there is some debate as to whether or not coconut is a nut or a fruit. I am curious though if anyone has a coconut allergy or knows much about them.
I am asking because my fil asked me this weekend if my son was allergic to coconut and I said I didn't know (he hasn't been tested for that yet as his back is only so big... its on the list for next time).
The conversation then went on to formulas (he used to work for Ross). He said the most infant formulas are predominently coconut oils. I was FLOORED!! My son had reactions to every formula we ever tried... just didn't tolerate it well at all. He had terrible reflux issues, contipation (they thought ht might have hirshprungs it was so bad) required daily high doses of Miralax)... not to mention his eczema and chronic ear infections. That is what led us to the allergist in the first place when we found out about the peanut allergy... thinking he had a dairy or soy allergy. Now I am wondering about coconut. Could that have been the cause or is coconut oil like peanut oil and not something that triggers a response the same way?? Anyone know???
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