Take a deep breath. An allergy diagnosis can be overwhelming - but it's completely and totally manageable once you get your arms around it. First, learn to read labels. Soy is hard - it's in lots of stuff. Milk derivatives pop up often too. Peanuts, honestly, are fairly easy to avoid for meals. My DD is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and seafood, by the way.
You're dealing with three of the top 9 allergens. The good news is food has to be labeled clearly for these allergens. You'll find soy, milk and peanuts clearly called out IF they are an ingredient in a packaged food item. They may be in a separate call out after a title like "Allergy Information:" or "This product contains:" or it may simply be labeled in bold within the ingredient listings. What does your son eat now? start there. Read those labels and see what is safe and what is maybe causing him issues. Then expand your search.
at 12:37 PM on May. 23, 2011