Overview of Multiple Food Allergies in Babies

 

Learn More About Your Infant’s Food Allergy and How Neocate Can Help

 

Many families have children who suffer from cow milk allergy and at least one other food allergy. An allergy to more than one food is known as multiple food allergies. For instance, about one-third of cow milk allergy patients may develop allergies to other foods. Dealing with multiple food allergies can make life challenging for you and your child. Meals at home, dining out, play dates, and meeting nutritional needs can become obstacles.

COMMON FOOD ALLERGENS

Some food allergies are rare, while others are more common. Eight foods account for about 90% of food allergic reactions. The most common food allergens are the proteins found in:

  • Cow milk                        
  • Soy
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts)
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Sesame
WHO IS AFFECTED BY MULTIPLE FOOD ALLERGIES?

WHO IS AFFECTED BY MULTIPLE FOOD ALLERGIES?

Anyone can develop multiple food allergies (an allergy to 2 or more foods). Experts estimate that up to eight out of 100 infants and children are allergic to at least one food. About 40% of these children have multiple food allergies. For children with a cow milk allergy specifically, around 30% have multiple food allergies.

Further Information on Multiple Food Allergies in Infants and Children

Further Information on Multiple Food Allergies in Infants and Children

SYMPTOMS

Multiple food allergies are common. Learn what to look for.

CAUSES

Food allergies are often multiple and often occur in patterns. See how.

DIAGNOSIS

Find out about food elimination and oral food challenges for diagnosis of multiple food allergies.

DIET/MANAGEMENT

Managing a child with multiple food allergies can be challenging. Neocate can help. Learn more.

Advocacy Groups

Advocacy Groups

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis  Connection Team (FAACT)

A national nonprofit organization that educates, advocates, and raises awareness for all individuals and families affected
by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis. Whether it’s keeping children safe at school, responding to food
allergy bullying, traveling, preparing for college, dealing with workplace issues, or simply taking the family out for dinner,
FAACT has all the facts you need to manage food allergies and stay healthy. FAACT is a voice for food allergy awareness.

 

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)

A nonprofit organization formed in 2012 through a merger of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and the
Food Allergy Initiative (FAI). FARE works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at
risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.

 

Kids with Food Allergies

Offers daily assistance and practical food allergy management help. It has a large online peer support group focused on
children’s food allergies — a good place for giving and getting help with food ideas, recipes, and cooking challenges.
Registration is free.

Multiple Food Allergies Products

Talk to your healthcare provider to determine which Neocate products are right for you.

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