Free Printable Food Allergy Question Cards

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If you suspect your child may have multiple food allergies, these free printable food allergy question cards are perfect for you! Print them and be prepared to receive the answers you’re looking for the next time you visit the doctor.

 

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Food allergies can be a scary world to navigate.

When Baby Y first broke out in fast-spreading hives when he was 9-months-old, we thought he was allergic to mango. As we discovered at his next doctor’s visit, he wasn’t.

Then, from the age of 9-18 months, around when we stopped breastfeeding, he had GI issues and difficulty gaining weight. We discovered, after a couple of visits to the GI, he had intolerance to additional foods, including cow’s milk. We were worried he was missing out on key nutrients.

 

 

PurAmino™ has an expert recommended amount of DHA – an important nutrient that supports brain and eye development – and is the only amino acid product portfolio that has DHA for both infants and juniors.

We found ourselves navigating a scary, stress-filled world where we had more questions than we knew how to ask, didn’t know which ones to ask, and didn’t really know what we could do to help our child.

We found ourselves in an unfamiliar world of testing and false positives, of worrying that an innocuous food can harm our baby, and of terminology and labels we didn’t quite understand.

I found myself not sleeping at night with the questions that were swirling around my head, with the helplessness that came along with it.

 

 

We learned that he was not allergic to mango; rather, tree nuts and sesame seeds. We also learned that he couldn’t tolerate milk.

I learned during that time that every mom who deals with food allergies has a unique experience, and the best answers to all our questions came from our doctor.

I learned that when you’re in unfamiliar territory, you often don’t even know which questions to ask to get the answers you’re looking for.

I learned that there ARE solutions, I just need to find them.

One question that many mothers face when dealing with food allergies is replacements.

If your baby is still showing indications of cow’s milk allergy after trying an extensively hydrolyzed formula like Nutramigen® with Enflora™ LGG®, talk to your doctor. Your baby’s allergy could be severe and need an amino acid-based formula such as PurAmino™ to make sure they are getting the nutrients they need.

 

 

When a growing toddler can’t eat many of the foods that others can, we tend to worry over their nutrition. With Baby Y struggling to gain weight, I was terrified in that respect. He used to be a pudgy baby.

Maybe you know what it’s like to feel lost like that.

PurAmino™ is a hypoallergenic, easy-to-digest formula made for infants with severe cow’s milk allergy, multiple food allergies or other GI conditions. It has free amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. When PurAmino™ infant formula is used as a sole source of nutrition this eliminates the allergic potential babies with severe allergies have when digesting protein.

 

 

 

Free Printable Food Allergy Question Cards to ask your doctor:

The first place to go when you suspect food allergies is to your child’s doctor. We can suspect, we can provide that information to the doctor, but only he or she can really help us work out our child’s allergies and care plan.

On that note, I created these free printable food allergy cards for you to take along to the doctor so that you can ask relevant questions and get the answers you need.

 

 

You can use this printable as cards by printing it on card stock (it looks great in black and white or in color). Cut out your cards, discard the ones that aren’t relevant to you, and take notes at your next doctor visit.

Or, simply use it as is – as a single sheet of paper and file it away where you can easily refer to it when you’re feeling lost.

Download your free printable food allergy question cards here!

  1. Questions to ask your doctor if you suspect multiple food allergies:
    What are the exact foods my child is allergic to? Does this include {fill in any food you’re unsure about here} ?
  2. Are there any other unexpected names for these foods, anything else they would be referred to on the packaging?
  3. To what extent do we need to avoid these foods? Are any of my child’s allergens airborne?
  4. What should I do if I suspect my child has eaten a food he or she is allergic to? Which reactions should I look out for?
  5. When do I give an antihistamine and does my child need to carry epinephrine injectors? Are there any side effects?
  6. Which care plan should I pass on to my child’s babysitter or daycare provider? Does this vary from food to food or does it apply to all of his/her allergens?
  7. Do I need to take my child to see an allergist or for further allergy testing to determine which foods he or she can and cannot have?
  8. How often should I follow up on my child’s allergies with an allergist or with his/her pediatrician? In which cases should I call the doctor’s office or 911?
  9. With all the foods that my child can’t eat, how do I ensure that he or she gets proper nutrition? Do you have any replacements to recommend for the allergens?
  10. What does the future look like for my child? Will he or she outgrow any of his/her allergies or experience additional allergies? Is my child a candidate for any sort of treatment or therapy?
  11. Which behaviors are we looking for in an allergic reaction? Are there any other related issues that can occur?

Once again, you can download these to take to your doctor here!

 

 

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  • Home delivery – call 1-800-BABY123 or visit puramino.com
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  • Home care providers – ask your doctor to speak to a Mead Johnson sales rep for information on local home care providers

 

 

Do you have a child with multiple food allergies? Which questions would you add to this list? Comment below!

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