Most of you know about Davis’s diagnosis of a dairy allergy earlier this year. It has been a journey to navigate and I am so thankful to be working with One A Day® with Nature’s Medley® for this sponsored post to help share ideas with others about navigating this new dairy free world!
To know Davis is to love him. That little boy is so full of life and energy and keeps all of us on our toes. He has the best sense of humor and is probably one of the most resilient kids I have ever had the opportunity to meet. We knew early on that he had an allergy to something but could never really pin point what it was. He would often complain of his throat itching or hurting when every he would have any type of dairy. So, around this time of year last year he had a major reaction that called for a blood allergy test that confirmed his dairy, egg and wheat allergies. He also earned himself an EpiPen on that day that I am forever grateful to have.
Now, if you have every tried to cook, bake or make anything without some form of dairy or eggs then you know that is a hard task. You also know that finding things when going out to eat that do not contain those things is a tall order. Luckily, Davis naturally gravitates towards protein, fruits and vegetables. It is something he has done since he was very little. However, I worry that he is not getting all that he needs in his diet alone.
That’s why we use One A Day® with Nature’s Medley® which is the only complete gummy multivitamin with plant-based antioxidants from one total USDA serving size of fruit and vegetables. This momma can rest a little easier knowing that even iif my son isn’t getting all the nutrients that he may need in a day this multivitamin can help fill in some of the gaps for him. He stays so active and is involved in as much as he can be at school and church. It isn’t an option for him to be bogged down or tired. He is all energy and go, go go! These multivitamins come in a gummy form which taste great and make them easier for kids to take. I also try to look for what is in vitamins and the different foods we all eat. I am happy to say that the One A Day® with Nature’s Medley® vitamins are free of high fructose syrup and corn syrup as well as artificial flavors and sweeteners. You can grab them at your local Walmart.
Along with adding One A Day® with Nature’s Medley® to his diet, we also make sure to find great substitutes for dairy. One of those recent finds is almond milk. I can use it for cooking and he even enjoys a glass with a little chocolate syrup. We are still trying to figure out the egg situation as that is one of the hardest when it comes to cooking and baking. Davis is really learning to advocate for himself and steer clear of the dairy as well.
If you have food allergies in your family how do you navigate them and make sure they get key nutrients they need?
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