Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) April 4, 2005
Does your child have milk allergies? A new book has been written just for you. ÂCody the Allergic Cow: A ChildrenÂs Story of Milk AllergiesÂ is the second allergy-related book by author and mother, Nicole Smith.
ÂCodyÂ tells the story of a young cow who discovers heÂs allergic to milk and explains severe dairy allergies in simple terms. It details alternatives to milk, and foods to avoid if you have milk allergies. This is the second book by Nicole Smith, her first being ÂAllie the Allergic Elephant: A ChildrenÂs Story of Peanut AllergiesÂ a national best seller on the topic of peanut allergies.
Food allergies affect approximately 6-8% of children in the United States, and milk is one of the top 8 allergens. Children can exhibit mild to severe symptoms, yet some may outgrow their milk allergy as they age. ÂDairy avoidance requires a huge commitment on the part of the family,Â states Nicole Smith, Ârecipes have to be reworked, labels read and foods from friends are never eaten.Â
ÂCodyÂ explains the problems of accepting foods from well-meaning friends as a potentially hazardous situation. ÂMilk ingredients hide in so many foods, and non-allergic children arenÂt going to know whether what theyÂre eating is safe for the milk-allergic child,Â continues Mrs. Smith. ÂA parentÂs best power tool is knowledge on the part of the allergic child. Never accept food from others, and only eat food with an ingredient label attached that a parent has okayed.Â
Both books are available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com, or through the authorÂs Web site: Allergicchild.com.
Nicole Smith, Author
425 W. Rockrimmon Blvd, Suite 202
Colorado Springs, CO 80919