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So today I discovered that the mixed tocopherols in my son's babyfood was made from soy. This has led me to wonder if he has gluten issues after all...many of the foods he reacted to also contained this ingredient (and also contained wheat/gluten). He has loose stools and a rash when on soy and dairy, but when off of those he doesn't. He has had a couple of allergy tests done and is negative for wheat, gluten, dairy and soy but maybe there's an intolerance there. We're off both soy and dairy (and gluten) for the moment and in a couple weeks will introduce 1 of them again to determine which one is the issue. The only food he reacted to that didn't contain mixed tocopherols has the ingredients listed below. The company says there's not soy in there and they don't have hidden ingredients....but yet they didn't label that there was soy in the other foods! So can anyone help me out with whether the company is right that there's no way there could be hidden soy in these ingredients?

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APPLE JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE (WATER, APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE), BANANAS, RICE FLOUR, NONFAT MILK, WATER, EGG YOLKS, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, WHEAT FLOUR, WHEY, CITRIC ACID, VANILLA EXTRACT, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)

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The ingredient list looks soy free to me,(plenty of dairy and gluten though), but do they make this food on the same lines with the soy based baby foods? That could be a concern. Good luck to you and your precious baby.

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So today I discovered that the mixed tocopherols in my son's babyfood was made from soy. This has led me to wonder if he has gluten issues after all...many of the foods he reacted to also contained this ingredient (and also contained wheat/gluten). He has loose stools and a rash when on soy and dairy, but when off of those he doesn't. He has had a couple of allergy tests done and is negative for wheat, gluten, dairy and soy but maybe there's an intolerance there. We're off both soy and dairy (and gluten) for the moment and in a couple weeks will introduce 1 of them again to determine which one is the issue. The only food he reacted to that didn't contain mixed tocopherols has the ingredients listed below. The company says there's not soy in there and they don't have hidden ingredients....but yet they didn't label that there was soy in the other foods! So can anyone help me out with whether the company is right that there's no way there could be hidden soy in these ingredients?

Ingredients

APPLE JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE (WATER, APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE), BANANAS, RICE FLOUR, NONFAT MILK, WATER, EGG YOLKS, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, WHEAT FLOUR, WHEY, CITRIC ACID, VANILLA EXTRACT, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)

I thought you said he was off dairy & gluten? If he is he can't eat this. If he is onto eating multiple ingredients baby foods, maybe you should start fdeeding him "real" foods. Then you would know what was in it.

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So today I discovered that the mixed tocopherols in my son's babyfood was made from soy. This has led me to wonder if he has gluten issues after all...many of the foods he reacted to also contained this ingredient (and also contained wheat/gluten). He has loose stools and a rash when on soy and dairy, but when off of those he doesn't. He has had a couple of allergy tests done and is negative for wheat, gluten, dairy and soy but maybe there's an intolerance there. We're off both soy and dairy (and gluten) for the moment and in a couple weeks will introduce 1 of them again to determine which one is the issue. The only food he reacted to that didn't contain mixed tocopherols has the ingredients listed below. The company says there's not soy in there and they don't have hidden ingredients....but yet they didn't label that there was soy in the other foods! So can anyone help me out with whether the company is right that there's no way there could be hidden soy in these ingredients?

Ingredients

APPLE JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE (WATER, APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE), BANANAS, RICE FLOUR, NONFAT MILK, WATER, EGG YOLKS, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, WHEAT FLOUR, WHEY, CITRIC ACID, VANILLA EXTRACT, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)

Citric Acid can be derived from soy, but it is usually from fruit which may be why the person on the phone thought there was no possible hidden soy. Here's an article that may help you with a list of other hidden sources: http://www.choosingvoluntarysimplicity.com/living-with-a-soy-allergy/

I would try the company again and ask them the source of their citric acid.

Also for the purpose of trialing new food it's best to give him something in as whole, natural form as possible. You might have an easier time figuring out if he has an intolerance to soy by giving him soybeans (Edamame). Test dairy with milk and wheat by giving somethign like cream of wheat with nothing else added. It's very hard to say what he is reacting to when all of those things are present in a processed food. It could be all of them or it could be none and he may be having a delayed reaction to the previous meal that just happens to show up when he eats his next meal. Since intolerances can be delayed by up to 3 days it can be very hard to figure out while feeding him processed foods. You might try keeping a food and symptom journal if you aren't already to see if you can see a pattern.

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I thought you said he was off dairy & gluten? If he is he can't eat this. If he is onto eating multiple ingredients baby foods, maybe you should start fdeeding him "real" foods. Then you would know what was in it.

He is off dairy, soy and gluten right now. He ate this product a few months ago and reacted to it. I guess I should have clarified that! Since finding out that soy was in a majority of the food he ate I'm going back through the ingredients that were in the food he reacted to because I'm wondering if soy was the culprit and not gluten, or maybe both.

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If soy in any form (except soybean oil) is in a food in the US, by federal law "soy" must appear either in the ingredients list or in a "contains" statement adjacent to the ingredients list.

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Get yourself a blender/processer thingy (i reccomend the ninja) steam an apple, toss in, wala baby food :)

Btw Whey is dairy.

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Better yet, skip the baby foods, do BLW (baby led weaning) and feed the kiddo the same foods that you would eat. Age appropriate, of course, but that doesn't necessarily mean purees! (We never did purees with our daughter. Jarred, pureed baby food was introduced when formula took over really strongly and they found that it didn't have everything a baby needed, and so they had to start introducing "solids" early, before babies were developmentally really ready for it. Now, it's a habit that's stuck.)

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Better yet, skip the baby foods, do BLW (baby led weaning) and feed the kiddo the same foods that you would eat. Age appropriate, of course, but that doesn't necessarily mean purees! (We never did purees with our daughter. Jarred, pureed baby food was introduced when formula took over really strongly and they found that it didn't have everything a baby needed, and so they had to start introducing "solids" early, before babies were developmentally really ready for it. Now, it's a habit that's stuck.)

I so enjoyed the video of your baby eating the apple. I had to feed my second child "real" food. He wouldn't eat mushy food. I talk to people about skipping the jars & they look at me like I'm nuts. I just cut stuff up really little.

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