Avoiding FPIES Trigger Foods
The cornerstone of FPIES management is avoiding the trigger food(s) that you and your healthcare team have identified. But for how long?
Your healthcare team will often advise avoiding the trigger food for a certain amount of time — such as at least a year. They will then conduct an “oral food challenge” to see if your child has outgrown the allergy. The allergist will advise whether to come into the allergist’s office for this or if it’s okay to try at home.
When avoiding FPIES trigger foods, it’s important to read food labels carefully, know what you’re looking for, and always check with your healthcare professional if you are in doubt.
Feeding with a Hypoallergenic Formula when FPIES is triggered by Cow Milk or Soy
A healthcare professional may recommend that you use a special formula, like Neocate, developed for infants with cow milk allergy (CMA), multiple food allergies, and related conditions such as FPIES.
Many children outgrow FPIES by age three. This can vary based on how severe their symptoms are and which foods they react to.