Welcome to Milk Allergy Mom! I’m Jamie Kaufmann. Eleven-year anaphylactic food allergy mom and founder of Milk Allergy Mom. I started this blog nine years ago because I knew that food allergies could get lonely and a tad stressful. While this blog was created to share simple ideas for overwhelmed moms, we are so grateful that it has become that and so much more.
Fellow moms from all over the world have joined us to make Milk Allergy Mom one of the most positive and supportive allergy communities on the web. While most of our helpful content is parked right here at milkallergymom.com for you to peruse at anytime, you can also meet and interact with our amazing mom community over on our Facebook page. We hope you will join us in both places!
Here is what our readers say
“When my son was first diagnosed with his food allergies, I was so overwhelmed. Your blog was the starting point of my sanity and gave me the strength to face his allergies in the beginning. I used many, many of your recipes.”
“I’m so glad your family had a wonderful trip! Thank you so much for posting this! I literally cried all the way through it! We hope to go to Disneyland someday, and your experience gives me so much hope. I appreciate all the help you offer on your site. We had our first bout of anaphylaxis almost a year ago, and I was kind of a mess as we tried to figure out our new life balance. Then one night as I was up late researching food allergies, I came across your website. What an answer to prayer! I read and read, and felt so much peace. Your site is such a safe landing place for moms and families who are dealing with food allergies. Thank you for empowering us with knowledge and for the amazing support you offer.”
“I would have been lost when my daughter was first diagnosed if not for your Facebook and website. Thanks for all you do!”
“All I can say is THANK YOU! We found out my son was allergic to milk and eggs when he was 12 months old. The first year of his life was honestly horrible. Not exaggerating! Suffice to say he did not have a birthday cake for his first birthday. I then spent the second year of his life trying to do all I could to feed my picky eater while avoiding milk and eggs and trying to get over the guilt that I may have done something to cause this in my boy. He is now 2 years old. I am so grateful to you for everything you post. I am not alone!!!! I made your chocolate wacky cake for his 2nd birthday…which he ate and loved. All I can say is thank you!”
“Just have to share that I’m so happy to find your link. My son Colin is allergic to dairy and nuts. He’s almost 9 and we discovered at 8 mos with his first Ana reaction to milk in a bread product. FA’s are common, but can seem like a lonely road when his friends don’t have any. Constant reminders to only eat what we send, always sending meds, etc. Nice to have a group of parents that understand! Best, Monica”
“I am absolutely thankful for your FB page and blog!!”
“Hi. I just want to personally thank you for sharing your knowledge with other moms. I entered the FA world a year ago when my 6 month old turned blue after me giving him milk based formula. I have learned so much since then and we have been reaction ( major) free since. I loved your recipes and links to safe products. I am a full time mom and teacher so ” homemade foods” sometimes just aren’t that easy for me. But I can make a mean DF cupcake now! Take care. Alicia”
“Thank you so much! I’m so glad you’re out there (but sorry for the circumstance). I’m looking forward to cooking and feeding my kids with less stress. Thanks again.”
What you’ll find at Milk Allergy Mom
Everyday Life with Food Allergies
I share our food allergy life so you know you are not alone in the up’s and down’s of keeping a child safe from anaphylaxis and food allergies.
I am not a gourmet cook, foodie, or professional photographer. I’m just a mom in the kitchen, adapting recipes to make them easy, delicious, and allergy-friendly.
Dairy-Free Processed Food Finds
Because sometimes watching our food allergy kids enjoy a Poptart or Oreo just feels good, we let you know what mainstream treats we are enjoying.
Dairy-Free Specialty Foods
I’m frugal, but not frugal enough not to splurge on the higher priced, dairy-free cheeses, yogurts, chocolate, candy, and packaged cookies that my son can safely eat. I do like to scour for deals, though, and I share those!
Baby Steps to More Healthy Living
Somehow food allergies causes one to naturally take baby steps toward more healthy eating and living. For instance, we have cut most chemicals from our home for allergies, asthma, and eczema, and we sometimes share about safe products like e-cloth for cleaning.
Creativity, Organizing, Schooling
These are some other areas that I sometimes blog about because they things that I enjoy as part of my food allergy life and they keep my life balanced. Finding balance in this allergy life is so important, right?
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