Note: Because of this post, I started a new blog just to address issues with oat allergies. The new blog is called OatAllergy.com.
My (nearly) two-year old, Ella, has an oat allergy. She also has a dairy allergy and a peanut allergy. The difference is, a lot of people have those two. There is a lot of information out there and ingredients on packaging are strongly pointed out. For oat allergies, however, hardly any information is out there because it is so rare.
Two months later, this hits my inbox:
I saw a post that you put up for “whole foods, Organic Approach for Organic Social Media” and I noticed that you refered to you having a daughter that is allergic to oats. I have a friend with a little girl that just turned one and is severly allergic to oats. She is having a lot of trouble finding information on the oat allergy because it is so rare. Is there any information that you could share with me about any of your findings? It would be much appriciated! Thank you!
Since receiving this, I have been exchanging what I found helps in dealing with this allergy, first with the author of the email and now eventually the child’s mom directly. I just find it interesting that leaving a comment on a blog can lead to this type of information sharing.
I’ve also been toying with the idea of starting a blog just about the oat allergy since there’s *nothing* out there about it currently. Of course, if I implemented ever idea I’ve ever had… I would say here that I wouldn’t sleep, but I barely do that now!
Like I said… I have a (nearly) two-year old.