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Posted on: Fri, 06/23/2006 - 3:08am
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When aidan turned 13 months we found out he was PA & I guess his little body just knew his parents had no clue to keeping him safe. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
He literally lived off of Nutramigen & Honey Comb Cereal until he was 18 months old! His pediatrician & allergists saw no problem with it b/c we were still figuring out what he was allergic to! He was growing fine so we were happy. I do believe if we would of taken him off of the nutramigen he would of been underweight. But was & is a very peculiar eater.
Obviously your doctor knows best, but I wanted to extend a view that extending our formula use helped in our situation.
Good luck,
mandi

Posted on: Fri, 06/23/2006 - 3:48am
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Was your son always at the 5th percentile for weight? Maybe that's just where he's supposed to be? One to three year olds need 102 calories/kg of body weight for growth (150-250 calories/kg for "catch-up" growth). Calcium needs are 500 mg/day -- don't forget other dairy sources of calcium(cheese/pudding/yogurt/ice cream) and non dairy (green leafy veg/dried beans) You can give too much milk to a child, and they will become "milk anemic" ; fill up on milk and have no room for foods. By age two, two cups of milk per day is adequate.
I used to give my kids whatever I was eating (within reason) -- dice it up with a big knife. Lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf, baked sweet potatoes and apples, squashes. "Kid" foods: chicken nuggets, tator tots, mashed potatoes, grilled cheese, canned fruits, applesauce, well cooked veggies, yogurt smoothies, bananas, etc. I would just make it and serve it; sometimes it took several times before they'd eat it, but I never gave up offering a balanced meal. Snacks do make up a significant portion of caloric needs, so there's an opportunity to provide some nutrient dense foods. Unless there's an underlying medical problem, kids won't let themselves starve; their bodies will regulate intake based on nutrient needs. Of course, you can always visit a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) who specializes in child nutrition to help you, as well!!
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Posted on: Fri, 06/23/2006 - 4:50am
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Both of my girls are very small like your son. Oldest was 17 lbs at a year, and youngest 18 lbs. Both are pretty picky eaters as well. Youngest DD is allergic to dariy, peanuts, soy & egg. She loves lenders bagels plain or like a little pizza. I use spaghetti sauce & ground beef and put it over the top of a toasted bagel. She also likes sloppy joe type meat, little pieces of chicken in BBQ sauce, fresh fruit, mandarin oranges, apple sauce... Older DD who has no allergies ate grilled cheese, string cheese, mac & cheese, turkey lunch meat & yogurt at that age. My older DD loves ranch dressing. She will eat almost anything if she can dip it in the dressing.

Posted on: Fri, 06/23/2006 - 5:50am
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Thank you all for your replies!
I would like to try more things and I'm going to the grocery tomorrow. When I buy things like chicken nuggets or mac n cheese, what kind of brands do I look for? What do you all trust? If you make your own mac n cheese, are all noodles safe? How do you trust what's on the label? And what kind of bread is trusted? I heard that Klosterman's bread is okay for PA. (that might just be an Ohio thing though). And I see that you guys use condiments like ketchup and BBQ sauce. I thought I read somewhere that we need to be careful with condiments.
I hate to worry about this **** !

Posted on: Fri, 06/23/2006 - 5:52am
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Oh I wanted to add:
Keegan had his 12 month checkup today. The pedi helped me out with the milk situation. He weighed 19lbs15oz and is in the 10th percentile. His height is 75th percentile.

Posted on: Fri, 06/23/2006 - 8:42am
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Hope I can help- these are what we use and I have called on- I would still encourage you to check for yourself before using as lines/ ingredients can change- hopefully this will get you started. Not all noodles are safe- Barilla is running their on lines with lentils or chickpeas I believe in their heart healthy line which can cross-react. We use Muellers. Ketchup- Heinz, French's mustard, Duke's mayo, Tyson fun nuggets (they have told me in the past they do not use peanut oil in their veg. oil), mt. olive pickles, merita bread. I would encourage you to talk with a reputable allergist or the food allergy network (food-allergy.org) if you have any ingredient questions on what is safe for your child. Best wishes.

Posted on: Fri, 06/23/2006 - 11:08am
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I use Heinz ketchup & Kraft original BBQ sauce (have called on that one.) So far, so good with no reactions.

Posted on: Fri, 06/23/2006 - 1:02pm
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Quote:Originally posted by mama2aidan:
[b]When aidan turned 13 months we found out he was PA & I guess his little body just knew his parents had no clue to keeping him safe. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
He literally lived off of Nutramigen & Honey Comb Cereal until he was 18 months old! His pediatrician & allergists saw no problem with it b/c we were still figuring out what he was allergic to! He was growing fine so we were happy. I do believe if we would of taken him off of the nutramigen he would of been underweight. But was & is a very peculiar eater.
Obviously your doctor knows best, but I wanted to extend a view that extending our formula use helped in our situation.
Good luck,
mandi[/b]
We, too had DS on Nutramigen until about 22 months. He is dairy and egg allergic. This was extremely important in my opinion. Just to second what mama2aiden said. Good luck with the picky eating...your DS may just not be excited about table foods yet...and that's ok!

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