The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with FPIES (Food Allergies)

The scariest part of dealing with Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES) is being in the early days of trying to figure out what’s going on before you have a diagnosis, or right after you get that new diagnosis, and trying to figure out where to go from there. Whether it’s you or your baby dealing with … Read more

Elecare Vs. Neocate: Elemental Formula In-Depth Comparison

Elecare and Neocate are both amino acid-based formulas, so there is no dairy in them at all. There are slight ingredient differences; Elecare contains soy oil, where Neocate does not, and Neocate and is non-GMO, Elecare is not. Some babies tolerate one formula brand better than the other. Amino acid-based formulas are an alternative to … Read more

Does Insurance Cover Baby Formula?

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Baby formula is expensive, and with a hungry baby, it doesn’t last long. Many people wonder if insurance will help with some of those expenses. Health insurance does not typically cover regular soy or milk-based formula, but there are other programs such as WIC that can help with those costs. However, if there is a … Read more

Is FPIES an Autoimmune Disease?

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Food protein-induced enterocolitis (FPIES) is a rare food allergy that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Because some of the symptoms of FPIES look similar to other autoimmune diseases, like Chron’s disease or Celiac disease, people often ask if FPIES is an autoimmune disease as well. Research does not show that FPIES is an autoimmune disease at … Read more

3 Signs Your Child Might Be Outgrowing FPIES

My Kids Outgrowing FPIES , eating Fritos

One of the best days in the life of a child with FPIES (and their parents) is the day they can finally declare themselves free from FPIES. After months or years of trialing one food at a time and holding their breath, those kids are finally free to eat what every other child can eat. … Read more

How many trigger foods is normal for FPIES?

When you first get started with a diagnosis of Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis, (FPIES) there are a ton of questions. When we were there at the beginning of this journey several years ago, there weren’t many answers. Since then, there has been more research published that has helped connect some of the dots, and we … Read more