Happy Thanksgiving! This month, my colleagues Sarah, Mallory, Christine and I decided to do a series of “Why I’m Thankful” blogs. I hope my post finds you in good health and enjoying the long, holiday weekend!
To start off, I am thankful for my family and friends — without them I would not be the person I am today. They bring support, happiness and laughter into my life.
Like Mallory, I am also thankful for the improvements in science and how far we’ve come. When I was a little girl, I suffered from milk allergies and was very underweight. My family did everything they could to ensure I gained weight properly and I was able to thrive without milk in my diet. Still, it was quite a struggle, as I’m sure you know firsthand from your experiences with your little ones! Like so many allergy kids, as time passed I finally outgrew my allergies and eventually I even outgrew my nickname “Spaghetti Legs”. This came as a huge relief to both me (after years of being unable to do so, I could finally eat ice cream!) and my family.
Neocate formulas and Duocal would have been optimal for my growth; however, they were not available when I needed it. Both Neocate and Duocal provide families with options I did not have when growing up with a milk allergy and underweight. Families can rely on our hypoallergenic, amino acid-based formulas and not have to worry that their child isn’t getting the proper nutrition they need to grow properly. Although I wasn’t able to benefit from Neocate or EO28 Splash, I am so thankful the families I talk to everyday are able to feed their children these formulas which are able to alleviate some of the stress of parenting a child with food allergies.
Lastly, I’m thankful for you! Since starting here at Nutricia, I have learned more about your families, and been able to provide resources and assistance to make your lives easier. It has been a joy getting to know you and helping your little ones!
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?