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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Logo FAAW April 26, 2016: FPIES Superheroes Unite! Just in time for Allergy Awareness Month, our customized profile Twibbon is ready to go. This is the easiest way to raise awareness and celebrate our brave FPIES heroes. Show your support here: http://twibbon.com/Support/FPIES-Foundation
Newspaper Image ID 18062768 (L) April 19, 2016: Celebrating holidays, and medical equipment for Haley who lives with FPIES and ASD in this article “Celebrating FPIES New Equipment makes Haley’s Life Happier“; a continued story to “Life Not So Ordinary” from Jan. 2016.
12985401_1155867327771064_6145777484276798044_n April 17, 2016: 5 year old boy shows age doesn’t matter when it comes to making a BIG difference! This guy ran a lemonade stand to raise money for the FPIES Foundation in honor of his little sister who has an FPIES diagnosis! So thankful for amazing, fabulous and supportive families like this one. An inspiration to all!!
Newspaper Image ID 18062768 (L) April 14, 2016: Awareness raised this week in Australia.  Thanks to our friends at FPIES Australia for sharing this story, “My 13 month old baby is allergic to ALL food” by Ruth Devine featured on Kidspot.
Volunteer Thank you  April 13, 2106: It’s National Volunteer Week. We are a Foundation of Volunteers! From our Executive Board to our Medical Advisors, to the countless FPIES‬ families who give so much while managing their own child’s challenges – we thank you! Learn more about our volunteers here and email us at contact@thefpiesfoundation.org if you’d like to volunteer with us.