Thursday, October 25, 2007

Glad to know this site is still helpful

I recently recieved an email from a mom with a 5 week old boy suffering from MSPI.  The letter reminded me of the dearth of resources out there, and the mom (S) has graciously allowed me to reprint her letter here.


I came across your blog when I was trying to find info on MSPI. My 5
week old son and I are dealing with this. I never had this problem
with my daughter. There is not a whole lot of info out there. I
know the basics and what to avoid as far as foods and such.

Do you have any advice, food alternatives, recipes, ideas for me.

I would really appreciate it! Thank you so much :-)

My reply:

Hi S
I'm sorry to hear about your struggle. One of the reasons I started blogging was to collect the sparse resources on MSPI into one page. In terms of recipe, the Food Allergy Network has a cookbook that you can order for about 20$. It is a very worthwhile investment.

You can also substitute rice milk (rice beverage) for milk in many recipes. Make sure that you buy the enriched one though. It is a good source of calcium and vitamins for you as well.

If your son is only intolerant to milk(beef) and soy, try incorporating a lot of legumes in your diet. Many middle-eastern and Indian recipes are safe and straight forward. In prepared foods, watch out for hidden milk...

Please write me back if you have any other questions, or if you find any other useful information on the web.
Best of Luck

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Anonymous said...

hey its tara, here is the website i was talking about where i made the extra summer cash.......... the website is here

Anonymous said...

How did she send you a letter? I can't find an email address on this site! I have a website and I have recipes that are searchable by allergen. Two of my kids are MSPI plus a whole host of other foods. I just wanted you to know!