Question About Milk Allergies

Posted on: Mon, 04/03/2006 - 10:02am
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My son is PA and his b-day is coming up. One of his classmates is allergic to milk and DS wants to invite him to his b-day party. I've spoken to his father in the past and he said that the only thing he can't have is straight milk/choc. milk. But, the PTO gave out ice cream on Valentine's Day and apparently his mom said he couldn't have the ice cream and brought him something safe to eat. To my knowledge, this child does not have an epi at school. The little boy said he breaks out in hives when he drinks milk. So, my question is this - is a milk allergy exactly the same as a PA where any reaction can turn into an anaphylactic reaction? I understood this to be the case but I'm not getting this from this little guy's parents. If someone could please give me more info on their experiences with milk allergies it would be great and very helpful!!!

Thanks a bunch!
Tracy

Posted on: Mon, 04/03/2006 - 10:12am
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My daughter is Allergic to dairy, eggs and nuts. All of her reactions so far have been eczema and hives. My alergist has said that every reaction can be different and he can not say that she will never have an anaphylactic reaction. It is recommended that she avoid dairy completetly at her age, 3. Her old allergist, however, at her 2 year appointment had said we could start trying milk that had been processed, i.e. baked goods with dairy, margarine. She did fine with Fig Newtons (whey) but had contact reactions to toast with margarine on it. You never know what this boy's allergist, if they even see one, recommended.

Posted on: Mon, 04/03/2006 - 10:31am
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I found this article which had a lot of info in it:
[url="http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/English/milkallergyhp.htm"]http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/English/milkallergyhp.htm[/url]
Hope that helps.

Posted on: Mon, 04/03/2006 - 10:55am
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The way I am understanding it, a milk allergy is pretty much identical to PA. So, maybe this little boy has never reacted after eating pizza, but that doesn't mean he won't ever react. I was planning on having pizza for DS's party, but want to make sure his classmate is safe. I am leary about serving pizza even if his parents say it's okay, KWIM? I'll have to talk with them and give it more thought. DS's b-day is not until May 21st, so I've got some time.
Thanks for the feedback!
Tracy

Posted on: Mon, 04/03/2006 - 11:03am
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Like Lori Anne's article said, I have heard of varying degrees of milk allergy. My ds is very ingestion sensitive, small amounts will trigger a reaction. I know someone who's son only gets eczema. I know someone else who's child is incredibly contact sensitive and ingestion sensitive.
Will the child's parent be staying or dropping off? Will the child bring their own treat? Sounds like you might do better talking to the mom...since she wouldn't let him eat something elsewhere.
Meg

Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2006 - 5:54am
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My son has a dairy allergy. All he ever got from eating/drinking dairy was hives. But we are on full avoidence now to try to outgrow it. I know some DA people can be anaphlactic to it. Others who are only lactose intolerant say that they are allergic. It can get confusing for the general public.
My son had a boy in his preschool class that got sick if he had too much milk, but had no problems with cheese or baked goods. His mom said that it wasn't an allergy. He came to my son's birthday party, and the parents left no instructions. Of course, that could be because they knew that my son has DA. There was no dairy in anything.
I'd get the low-down on this child from the mom. Usually better info there! :lol
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Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2006 - 7:37pm
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Lori,
Thanks for the link! According to that link, my DD's milk allergy is worse than I classify it. I considered it mild because her reactions are mild (especially compared to her peanut reactions), but she cannot tolerate any milk protein at all (not even cooked into food or baked into crackers, doughnuts etc). According to that article, she would be severe because she reacts to trace amounts of milk protein.
Anne

Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2006 - 11:49pm
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To me, a milk allergy is a milk allergy.
You avoid ALL milk products. PERIOD.
If you can tolerate 'cooked milk' or whatever (SOME cheese, not others...), then is it REALLY an allergy? I dont know.
OK. If I use that thinking, Caitlin's NOT allergic to wheat, because she eats 2 slices of bread/day... Maybe I need to refine my thinking [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I wouldnt fool around with milk and her though, thats for sure.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 2:48am
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Quote:Originally posted by jtolpin:
[b]To me, a milk allergy is a milk allergy.
You avoid ALL milk products. PERIOD.
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Jason - I agree w/this thinking. This is how we treat DS's PA and the allergist feels the same - it's like a light switch, either you have it or you don't, there's no in between. I have this great fear that this boy's parents will give the okay on pizza for example and then something will happen while he's in my care. I'm already noticed some inconsistencies in what he can and cannot have. His father said he can have items w/milk in them, just not straight milk. His mother said he can't have ice cream. To my knowledge, he doesn't have an epi. I know that I will have to talk w/them further and get a better understanding about his allergy...I'm just a bit nervous about their comfort level KWIM?
Thanks,
Tracy

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 3:01am
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my son is very allergic to milk... he does not have an aniflatic reaction to it thoe.
but he can have some products with milk in it.
for example he can have pretzles even thoe most of them have milk listed, but he cant have frozen waffels, or fish sticks.
for the birthday party you are haveing a nice thing to do if you are making your cake is use duncan hines cake mix , its dary free, and most of there ready made frosting is also dairy free. also "toufutti" makes a realy good ice cream substute the (plain vanila is the best)you could get that for the child who is dairy allergic so he dosnt feel left out when cake and ice cream is served. it comes in small containers, and its in the ice cream isle. i would love it if parents did that when they invite our son over for a party.
we went to one this weekend that served peanut butter cup ice cream and they knew that john is allergic to peanuts and dairy.
we left. and im mad at my friend who had the party.
i just wanted to add my 2 cents

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Quote:Originally posted by smudgesgarden:
[b]for the birthday party you are haveing a nice thing to do if you are making your cake is use duncan hines cake mix , its dary free, and most of there ready made frosting is also dairy free. also "toufutti" makes a realy good ice cream substute the (plain vanila is the best)you could get that for the child who is dairy allergic so he dosnt feel left out when cake and ice cream is served. [/b]
This is another [i] comfort zone [/i] issue. We also deal with milk allergy and don't trust duncan hines cake mix or frosting [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]. It's still best to check with the child's parents.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 5:41am
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My ds is allergic to milk, peanuts and soy and I treat them all different as far as comfort zones. These have changed over the past few years.
I dont worry about a little soy-just alot
I dont worry about shared equipment or trace amounts or cross contamination with milk
I dont allow him to have anything with nuts or peanuts, no trace, no shared equipment etc...
I think for the party I would call them and tell them what you are planning. And ask them if he wil be able to eat it.. explain that you are willing to change the menu so he can be comfortable. Let them descide. I would ask the mother I think since she seems to have a little tighter comfort zone.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 7:08am
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Isn`t Duncan Hines cake mix on shared equipment with tree nuts? So bandbmom might not want to use it because of her pa child. Last I knew Duncan Hines was on shared equipment with tree nuts and not stated. That was about a year ago. I don`t know if they state it now on the package or not.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 7:09am
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Please beware of Tofutti! They make peanut flavored products and although they supposedly clean their equipment between runs, there has been a reaction in a PA child. Look under Manufacturers, search term Tofutti. They also do not label their products as "may contain" (as of the last time I checked..about three months ago). Does anyone have updated info about Tofutti?

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Quote:Originally posted by BS312:
[b]Please beware of Tofutti! They make peanut flavored products and although they supposedly clean their equipment between runs, there has been a reaction in a PA child. Look under Manufacturers, search term Tofutti. They also do not label their products as "may contain" (as of the last time I checked..about three months ago). Does anyone have updated info about Tofutti?[/b]
From [url="http://www.tofutti.com/faq.asp#121"]http://www.tofutti.com/faq.asp#121[/url]
30. Does Tofutti use peanuts in any of their products? If so, how do you make sure that there is no cross contamination?
Regarding peanuts, we do have a peanut flavored Cutie. Our Cuties are run on a completely separate line in the ice cream plant where our frozen dessert
products are manufactured. Prior to running our Cuties each day, the equipment is specially cleaned under the supervision of a Rabbi to ensure that there is no possibility of dairy contamination. This special cleaning will also take care of any other type of contamination. We only run one particular flavor of Cuties each day, never splitting the day between two flavors. Peanut butter Cuties are always run at the end of the week, so there is nothing being run after them until the following week. Further, when we run the peanut butter Cuties we run up a large quantity so that it is only run infrequently. All ingredients and packaging is kept separate from the rest of our other products.We also have a stick novelty, Monkey Bars, which has peanut butter flavor in it. The same rules of the Cutie line apply to our stick novelty line. Our products are made in an ice cream plant where other peanut products are present. We therefore cannot guarantee that there will not be any peanut contamination, no matter how unlikely the possibility. As for our other products, our Soy Nuts and candy products are made in facilities that do use peanuts. The packaging of these products does list a warning,

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 4:58am
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My PA DS's classmate that has a MA is coming to his birthday party. I wrote his parents a note in the invitation to give me a call so I could make sure what we were having to eat at the party is safe. I received a voice mail message from his mom today and she said that he's never had a problem with anything but straight milk/choc. milk and ice cream. So, we are definitely skipping the ice cream but, as an extra precaution, I want to have something that is absolutely milk-free for the kids to eat. I am going to make a cake and frosting mix from Cherrybrook Kitchem, which is nut and dairy free. Any thoughts on what I can do for dinner for the kids? I need something quick and easy!
Thanks!
Tracy

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 5:18am
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We use Cherrybrook mixes for our MA ds. Pizza's out...how about chicken nuggets (Tyson Fun Nuggets - Veggie Tales) and Smiles (McCain)? We consider these safe..
I appreciate people like you so much!!! MA is such a tough one...

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 5:39am
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Well, pizza is probably out, isn't it? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (Though from the answer you got, I have to wonder if this is a true allergy or an intolerance instead.)
The only other thing you could try is to make or buy pizza dough and let kids top their own with an assortment of things.
Are you willing to tolerate some mess? How about a "build your own" hotdog bar?
You know-- you supply the buns, condiments, etc. and let the kids go to town with the condiments?
That or anything dip-able. Breadsticks and marinara are always a super big hit with the under-10 crowd.
Another possibility is pinwheel wraps, which can be made with Tofutti's mock cream cheese. We like to layer either vegannaise or Tofutti cream cheese spread on a tortilla with thin-sliced ham and then finely shredded lettuce/onions/carrots. Then you just start at one edge and roll 'em up. If you want "party" style food, you can cut them into 1" sections and toothpick them together.
I just thought of something else-- can you make your own sorbet? With boys you could even make it some really wacky flavor/color by combining something like lime-aid or lemonaid with grape juice. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] I'll be they would [i]soooooo[/i] be into that. Especially if you found some safe gummy stuff (worms) to put in it.
You are such a super mom!!
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Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 6:12am
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]Well, pizza is probably out, isn't it? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (Though from the answer you got, I have to wonder if this is a true allergy or an intolerance instead.)
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He does break out in hives when he has milk, so it sounds like an allergy not an intolerance.

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 6:44am
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Well, here's what we frequently eat for dinner...see if anything appeals to you.
Hey, how 'bout a BBQ? We eat lots of hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. I like the idea of a fixing station with ketchup and mustard.
I also saw somewhere for parties where you can cut up the end of a hot dog (the long way) and turn it into an octopus making legs out of your slices, and leave the "head" intact.
We also do our share of chicken nuggets, Smilies potatos or 5 min. fries, pasta (with Fleishman Margarine), steak. That's the kid friendly type food we eat.
Thanks for looking out for this child! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Meg

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 6:56am
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions and ideas. I like the idea of breadsticks (very easy, no cooking!). I could do marinara for the dip and maybe some veggies and fruit as well!
I don't think I'm crafty enough to make my own sorbet (or anything from scratch for that matter). I'll probably just make cupcakes and skip the ice cream unless there's something PA and MA safe like serbert (??).
Tracy

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 7:05am
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Quote:Originally posted by bandbmom:
[b] I'll probably just make cupcakes and skip the ice cream unless there's something PA and MA safe like serbert (??).
Tracy[/b]
Sherbet usually contains milk but look for sorbet products like Philly Swirl! Hopefully they're available in your area
[url="http://www.phillyswirl.com/"]http://www.phillyswirl.com/[/url] I know the box for the pop ups states peanut free, dairy free, gluten free and fat free - - they do sell ice cream products but are very allergy aware. And they're really good, too!
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Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 7:31am
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We've done cupcakes even [i]for adult parties[/i] and they are always a hit. Particularly if you find nonpariels, colored mini-marshmallows, or other little candies, or even just plain colored sugar.... and let people "decorate" their own. We just grab whatever Deco-Mate stuff looks like fun the night before.
Ahem-I strongly encourage this to be an outdoor activity, however. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] And use cookie sheets to catch the overflow!
I second the recommendation of Philly Swirl! (Though if you make ice-cream, sorbet is even easier... just use your ice cream freezer with extra sweet, thickened fruit juice.)

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I think Luigi's Italian Ice is also safe, and may be easier to find. We just finished some Philly Swirl pops here [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Yummy! Meg

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 9:14am
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I was allergic to milk as a child - would break out with eczema all over. My mother called me a "walking rash". I never had breathing problems from it. We avoided it but mostly in it's easy to see forms - milk, yogurt, ice cream, cheese, etc. When I was around 12 or 13, I could finally tolerate it without breaking out. Whether that's an allergy or a sensitivity, I don't know. But I do know a child at my son's school who is anaphylactic to milk - very first exposure of baby formula sent him to the ER.

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 11:05am
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My dd is allergic to milk as well. I think it is so wonderful you are planning a safe party for you son's friend. I only hope people will be so kind to my DD if she still has her allergies when she gets to be school age. She is very allergic to milk and is contact and ingestion sensitive.
About the philly swirl products - I looked at the website. DD is peanut, egg, dairy & soy allergic. Are they also okay for soy allergy? I saw they were dairy, egg & nut free. I would love to try some!

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 1:48am
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Do you live anywhere near NYC? No?
Well everyone should know about Babycakes --- an allergen free bakery --- ALL major allergens. They ship, but not cupcakes.
[url="http://www.babycakesnyc.com"]www.babycakesnyc.com[/url]

Posted on: Thu, 05/18/2006 - 4:36am
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we have never had a problem with toufutti.. we have been eating it for about a year...
also i take back what i said about duncan hines.. i went to make a cake the other day and now the box says may contain dairy.. i swear last time i made a cake it didnt say anything about dairy...
maybe it was a diffrent brand name..
SOL for me.. maybe ill just make a carrot cake for daughters birthday from scratch and use soy milk insted so son can eat it!!!

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we have never had a problem with toufutti.. we have been eating it for about a year...
also i take back what i said about duncan hines.. i went to make a cake the other day and now the box says may contain dairy.. i swear last time i made a cake it didnt say anything about dairy...
maybe it was a diffrent brand name..
SOL for me.. maybe ill just make a carrot cake for daughters birthday from scratch and use soy milk insted so son can eat it!!!

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hopechapel,
Are Babycakes good? I am going to NYC tomorrow w/ my dairy/egg allergic son and we have a b-day party on Sunday. Is it worth the trip into Manhattan from Queens to pick some up?
Thanks,
Mary

Posted on: Mon, 04/03/2006 - 10:12am
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My daughter is Allergic to dairy, eggs and nuts. All of her reactions so far have been eczema and hives. My alergist has said that every reaction can be different and he can not say that she will never have an anaphylactic reaction. It is recommended that she avoid dairy completetly at her age, 3. Her old allergist, however, at her 2 year appointment had said we could start trying milk that had been processed, i.e. baked goods with dairy, margarine. She did fine with Fig Newtons (whey) but had contact reactions to toast with margarine on it. You never know what this boy's allergist, if they even see one, recommended.

Posted on: Mon, 04/03/2006 - 10:31am
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I found this article which had a lot of info in it:
[url="http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/English/milkallergyhp.htm"]http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/English/milkallergyhp.htm[/url]
Hope that helps.

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The way I am understanding it, a milk allergy is pretty much identical to PA. So, maybe this little boy has never reacted after eating pizza, but that doesn't mean he won't ever react. I was planning on having pizza for DS's party, but want to make sure his classmate is safe. I am leary about serving pizza even if his parents say it's okay, KWIM? I'll have to talk with them and give it more thought. DS's b-day is not until May 21st, so I've got some time.
Thanks for the feedback!
Tracy

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Like Lori Anne's article said, I have heard of varying degrees of milk allergy. My ds is very ingestion sensitive, small amounts will trigger a reaction. I know someone who's son only gets eczema. I know someone else who's child is incredibly contact sensitive and ingestion sensitive.
Will the child's parent be staying or dropping off? Will the child bring their own treat? Sounds like you might do better talking to the mom...since she wouldn't let him eat something elsewhere.
Meg

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My son has a dairy allergy. All he ever got from eating/drinking dairy was hives. But we are on full avoidence now to try to outgrow it. I know some DA people can be anaphlactic to it. Others who are only lactose intolerant say that they are allergic. It can get confusing for the general public.
My son had a boy in his preschool class that got sick if he had too much milk, but had no problems with cheese or baked goods. His mom said that it wasn't an allergy. He came to my son's birthday party, and the parents left no instructions. Of course, that could be because they knew that my son has DA. There was no dairy in anything.
I'd get the low-down on this child from the mom. Usually better info there! :lol
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Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2006 - 7:37pm
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Lori,
Thanks for the link! According to that link, my DD's milk allergy is worse than I classify it. I considered it mild because her reactions are mild (especially compared to her peanut reactions), but she cannot tolerate any milk protein at all (not even cooked into food or baked into crackers, doughnuts etc). According to that article, she would be severe because she reacts to trace amounts of milk protein.
Anne

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To me, a milk allergy is a milk allergy.
You avoid ALL milk products. PERIOD.
If you can tolerate 'cooked milk' or whatever (SOME cheese, not others...), then is it REALLY an allergy? I dont know.
OK. If I use that thinking, Caitlin's NOT allergic to wheat, because she eats 2 slices of bread/day... Maybe I need to refine my thinking [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I wouldnt fool around with milk and her though, thats for sure.
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Quote:Originally posted by jtolpin:
[b]To me, a milk allergy is a milk allergy.
You avoid ALL milk products. PERIOD.
[/b]
Jason - I agree w/this thinking. This is how we treat DS's PA and the allergist feels the same - it's like a light switch, either you have it or you don't, there's no in between. I have this great fear that this boy's parents will give the okay on pizza for example and then something will happen while he's in my care. I'm already noticed some inconsistencies in what he can and cannot have. His father said he can have items w/milk in them, just not straight milk. His mother said he can't have ice cream. To my knowledge, he doesn't have an epi. I know that I will have to talk w/them further and get a better understanding about his allergy...I'm just a bit nervous about their comfort level KWIM?
Thanks,
Tracy

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my son is very allergic to milk... he does not have an aniflatic reaction to it thoe.
but he can have some products with milk in it.
for example he can have pretzles even thoe most of them have milk listed, but he cant have frozen waffels, or fish sticks.
for the birthday party you are haveing a nice thing to do if you are making your cake is use duncan hines cake mix , its dary free, and most of there ready made frosting is also dairy free. also "toufutti" makes a realy good ice cream substute the (plain vanila is the best)you could get that for the child who is dairy allergic so he dosnt feel left out when cake and ice cream is served. it comes in small containers, and its in the ice cream isle. i would love it if parents did that when they invite our son over for a party.
we went to one this weekend that served peanut butter cup ice cream and they knew that john is allergic to peanuts and dairy.
we left. and im mad at my friend who had the party.
i just wanted to add my 2 cents

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Quote:Originally posted by smudgesgarden:
[b]for the birthday party you are haveing a nice thing to do if you are making your cake is use duncan hines cake mix , its dary free, and most of there ready made frosting is also dairy free. also "toufutti" makes a realy good ice cream substute the (plain vanila is the best)you could get that for the child who is dairy allergic so he dosnt feel left out when cake and ice cream is served. [/b]
This is another [i] comfort zone [/i] issue. We also deal with milk allergy and don't trust duncan hines cake mix or frosting [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]. It's still best to check with the child's parents.
Good Luck!
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My ds is allergic to milk, peanuts and soy and I treat them all different as far as comfort zones. These have changed over the past few years.
I dont worry about a little soy-just alot
I dont worry about shared equipment or trace amounts or cross contamination with milk
I dont allow him to have anything with nuts or peanuts, no trace, no shared equipment etc...
I think for the party I would call them and tell them what you are planning. And ask them if he wil be able to eat it.. explain that you are willing to change the menu so he can be comfortable. Let them descide. I would ask the mother I think since she seems to have a little tighter comfort zone.
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James 4 yrs, NKA
Ben 3 yrs, PA and MA and SA

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 7:08am
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Isn`t Duncan Hines cake mix on shared equipment with tree nuts? So bandbmom might not want to use it because of her pa child. Last I knew Duncan Hines was on shared equipment with tree nuts and not stated. That was about a year ago. I don`t know if they state it now on the package or not.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 7:09am
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Please beware of Tofutti! They make peanut flavored products and although they supposedly clean their equipment between runs, there has been a reaction in a PA child. Look under Manufacturers, search term Tofutti. They also do not label their products as "may contain" (as of the last time I checked..about three months ago). Does anyone have updated info about Tofutti?

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Quote:Originally posted by BS312:
[b]Please beware of Tofutti! They make peanut flavored products and although they supposedly clean their equipment between runs, there has been a reaction in a PA child. Look under Manufacturers, search term Tofutti. They also do not label their products as "may contain" (as of the last time I checked..about three months ago). Does anyone have updated info about Tofutti?[/b]
From [url="http://www.tofutti.com/faq.asp#121"]http://www.tofutti.com/faq.asp#121[/url]
30. Does Tofutti use peanuts in any of their products? If so, how do you make sure that there is no cross contamination?
Regarding peanuts, we do have a peanut flavored Cutie. Our Cuties are run on a completely separate line in the ice cream plant where our frozen dessert
products are manufactured. Prior to running our Cuties each day, the equipment is specially cleaned under the supervision of a Rabbi to ensure that there is no possibility of dairy contamination. This special cleaning will also take care of any other type of contamination. We only run one particular flavor of Cuties each day, never splitting the day between two flavors. Peanut butter Cuties are always run at the end of the week, so there is nothing being run after them until the following week. Further, when we run the peanut butter Cuties we run up a large quantity so that it is only run infrequently. All ingredients and packaging is kept separate from the rest of our other products.We also have a stick novelty, Monkey Bars, which has peanut butter flavor in it. The same rules of the Cutie line apply to our stick novelty line. Our products are made in an ice cream plant where other peanut products are present. We therefore cannot guarantee that there will not be any peanut contamination, no matter how unlikely the possibility. As for our other products, our Soy Nuts and candy products are made in facilities that do use peanuts. The packaging of these products does list a warning,

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 4:58am
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My PA DS's classmate that has a MA is coming to his birthday party. I wrote his parents a note in the invitation to give me a call so I could make sure what we were having to eat at the party is safe. I received a voice mail message from his mom today and she said that he's never had a problem with anything but straight milk/choc. milk and ice cream. So, we are definitely skipping the ice cream but, as an extra precaution, I want to have something that is absolutely milk-free for the kids to eat. I am going to make a cake and frosting mix from Cherrybrook Kitchem, which is nut and dairy free. Any thoughts on what I can do for dinner for the kids? I need something quick and easy!
Thanks!
Tracy

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 5:18am
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We use Cherrybrook mixes for our MA ds. Pizza's out...how about chicken nuggets (Tyson Fun Nuggets - Veggie Tales) and Smiles (McCain)? We consider these safe..
I appreciate people like you so much!!! MA is such a tough one...

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 5:39am
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Well, pizza is probably out, isn't it? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (Though from the answer you got, I have to wonder if this is a true allergy or an intolerance instead.)
The only other thing you could try is to make or buy pizza dough and let kids top their own with an assortment of things.
Are you willing to tolerate some mess? How about a "build your own" hotdog bar?
You know-- you supply the buns, condiments, etc. and let the kids go to town with the condiments?
That or anything dip-able. Breadsticks and marinara are always a super big hit with the under-10 crowd.
Another possibility is pinwheel wraps, which can be made with Tofutti's mock cream cheese. We like to layer either vegannaise or Tofutti cream cheese spread on a tortilla with thin-sliced ham and then finely shredded lettuce/onions/carrots. Then you just start at one edge and roll 'em up. If you want "party" style food, you can cut them into 1" sections and toothpick them together.
I just thought of something else-- can you make your own sorbet? With boys you could even make it some really wacky flavor/color by combining something like lime-aid or lemonaid with grape juice. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] I'll be they would [i]soooooo[/i] be into that. Especially if you found some safe gummy stuff (worms) to put in it.
You are such a super mom!!
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Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 6:12am
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]Well, pizza is probably out, isn't it? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (Though from the answer you got, I have to wonder if this is a true allergy or an intolerance instead.)
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He does break out in hives when he has milk, so it sounds like an allergy not an intolerance.

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 6:44am
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Well, here's what we frequently eat for dinner...see if anything appeals to you.
Hey, how 'bout a BBQ? We eat lots of hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. I like the idea of a fixing station with ketchup and mustard.
I also saw somewhere for parties where you can cut up the end of a hot dog (the long way) and turn it into an octopus making legs out of your slices, and leave the "head" intact.
We also do our share of chicken nuggets, Smilies potatos or 5 min. fries, pasta (with Fleishman Margarine), steak. That's the kid friendly type food we eat.
Thanks for looking out for this child! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Meg

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2006 - 6:56am
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions and ideas. I like the idea of breadsticks (very easy, no cooking!). I could do marinara for the dip and maybe some veggies and fruit as well!
I don't think I'm crafty enough to make my own sorbet (or anything from scratch for that matter). I'll probably just make cupcakes and skip the ice cream unless there's something PA and MA safe like serbert (??).
Tracy

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