Has your child experienced severe episodes of vomiting after eating infant cereal and/or first foods; or drinking formula? Do you question whether or not a specific food or foods may be contributing to your infant’s worsening symptoms of periodic vomiting, chronic diarrhea, reflux and/or failure to thrive? These symptoms may indicate a need to speak with your child’s doctor about an FPIES evaluation.

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (F-PIES) is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Classic symptoms of FPIES include profuse vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. These symptoms can lead to severe lethargy, change in body temperature and blood pressure. Unlike typical food allergies, symptoms may not be immediate and do not show up on standard allergy tests. Furthermore, a negative allergy evaluation may delay the diagnosis and take the focus off the causative food. Nonetheless, FPIES can present with severe symptoms following ingestion of a food trigger. Learn More….

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March 8, 2017: March is National Nutrition Month! Our website has several resources for families and nutrition professionals navigating FPIES.
March 5, 2017: Adding to our resources for Kids: 10 Winter Crafts for Hospital Stays, new on the blog. 
Feb. 28, 2017: FPIES Inspiring Families: Abel’s Fight. A family shares their story of the path a family with a rare disorder can experience to get a diagnosis.
Feb. 28, 2017: The National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD) launched their Do Your Share for Rare campaign and FPIES is included! A family from our community provided this awareness video! Thank you Our Lives and FPIES for sharing your story.
Feb. 22, 2017: Articles that build awareness to the complexities of FPIES. Share in your community, with your child’s providers, or anyone who wants to learn about FPIES.  
Feb. 18. 2017: With Rare Disease Day approaching, The FPIES Foundation shares, “10 Things You Can Do to Spark the Conversation About Rare Diseases
Feb. 16, 2017: Last week was Feeding Tube Awareness Week, FPIES Foundation Co-Director Joy shared her families journey with their son’s feeding tube with our friends at Awareness Critters