Free to Feed (Dr. Trill and her small — but mighty team) are pioneers in the field of baby food allergies and medical technology. We’re SO happy to offer this exciting new product to the families we serve!
We know the struggle a strict diet brings. The concerns you feel about providing a safe, steady milk supply for your food allergy baby can be exhausting. Time and time again, Dr. Trill and her team hear the struggles families face when they are not able to find an allergy-free vitamin while on an elimination diet. We heard you!
We’re so happy to offer the first, delicious, top 11 infant allergen-free multivitamin puree to lactating parents on elimination diets.
Making your journey any bit easier motivates us every day, and we know how exciting it feels to scratch ‘find safe vitamins’ off your "to-do" list. Free to Feed provides your family with education and guidance to successfully breastfeed your food allergy baby, introduce solids, reintroduce a food that is possible allergens, and much more.
We’re so glad you’re here. Today we’re going to look at the nutritional information for our allergy-free multivitamins, why it’s important to a breastfeeding parent, and how to get them. Stick around till the end, because we’re also spilling some cool news!
Valuable Nutritional Info for Our Allergy-Free Multivitamin: What’s Inside?
When you’re on an elimination diet for your food allergy baby, it’s important to get the vitamins and nutrients your body needs for your overall health and milk supply. Having a safe AND delicious vitamin brings a welcome change from all your other food restrictions.
Our multivitamin puree comes in two fruity flavors: Tropical Blend and Apple Spice. And yes, we put them into pouches so you can just grab a pouch and go! You know that you’ve tried — and liked! — some of those mashed food pouches!)
So why pouches?
Many capsules and pills contain top allergen ingredients — no thanks.
You’re already deprived of so much as a breastfeeding parent on an elimination diet. We want you to look forward to something delicious (and good) for YOU every day.
As a fruit puree, your body easily and effectively absorbs all the nutrients!
Did you notice we base the % daily value on levels for a lactating (or pregnant) woman? Your needs and requirements change for breastfeeding, and especially on a limited diet. Removing so many different categories from your diet severely restricts your nutrient intake, for you and your baby.
Sucking down our vitamins will ensure you get the key nutrients you need as a breastfeeding individual — every day!
You know we love science here at Free to Feed — and we’re geeking out to produce synthetic vitamins for breastfeeding parents! Many “natural” vitamins contain the top infant food allergies. Our vitamins provide comparable bioavailability, meaning the amount of nutrients entering your system is similar to natural sources of vitamins and minerals. You can read more on bioavailability here.
Isn’t it nice when something so necessary is this easy!
What you WON’T find in either allergy-free multivitamin flavors:
You may notice “corn” missing from that list. We got really close to creating a vitamin without any of the top 12 infant food allergies. In the end, corn derivatives made it in because maltodextrin and xanthan gum utilize corn in processing.
We tested corn extensively using mass spec and didn’t find any corn proteins or protein fragments in the actual vitamin. And many corn-sensitive families have been able to enjoy our vitamin without reactions!
11 out of 12 is pretty darn good, but we understand this prevents some parents from safely taking our vitamin supplements.
Please take sensitivity levels and reactivity to non-protein corn derivatives into consideration when determining if this vitamin is best for you. (Read more in our example with soy and “hidden soy” sensitivities here.)
Elimination Diets Take a Toll on Your Health as a Breastfeeding Parent and as Parents in General
Having your first baby or adding another to the family comes with its own set of challenges. Throw in food allergies, and your challenge seems near impossible at times.
From finding exact food allergy triggers to significantly changing your diet to continue breastfeeding your baby, it’s all hard. We wish it wasn’t, but at the same time — it’s how this entire community was built.
Dr. Trill significantly restricted her diet for a year breastfeeding her first daughter, June. She was alone, feeling lost, and without answers or support. Her health deteriorated significantly, with issues like losing her hair and unhealthy weight loss.
When her second daughter Rose joined the family, almost three years later, there still weren’t resources in medicine, science, or parenting — or support of any kind — for infant food allergies and breastfeeding.
She created Free to Feed when Rose was 4 weeks old. (Does that tell you anything about Dr. Trill’s dedication to change this for other parents?) Our multivitamin gives food allergy families one less thing to worry about, and that’s a win in our book.
Dr. Trill (and the moms on her team), know how important it is for YOU to stay healthy while breastfeeding. In case you need the reminder: the milk you’re making is profoundly precious — and so is what you put into your body to make it!
Elimination diets take a toll on your health. If you’re one of the "chosen" parents that birthed an infant with severe food-sensitivities, you might travel this road for a while. Everyone has different needs and goals for their parenting journeys, and Free to Feed supports yours with our unique products and services.
Remember, it’s not all about the baby. Your health and well-being are extremely important.
Free To Feed Is Your Baby-Food Allergy Resource and Support Team!
Parents, we’re here for you and completely understand what you’re going through. The days feel even longer with a food allergy baby, especially in the beginning. Remember, you’re not alone and help exists! Our mission is rooted in getting you results FAST to benefit the whole family.
If you want more information on elimination diets, check out this blog. Having a safe vitamin during this time can dramatically support your health as a breastfeeding parent. We can’t wait for you to try ours, and if you have questions or concerns, please reach out.
Psssst. Guess what?
We promised more exciting news, and you made it! We plan to keep improving our vitamins.
Coming Soon: Multivitamins with NO corn derivatives — officially 100% FREE of the top 12 infant food allergens!
We’re also looking to add:
More vitamins and minerals
Prebiotics (like fiber) for gut health
Alternative folate option
And… A KIDS VITAMIN!
Stay tuned on Dr. Trill’s Instagram for all the latest news!
No matter where you are on your journey, we have resources to help you. And we’re working on more.
Check out our annual subscription community built for food-allergy parents. It includes resources, informative videos, easy access to the Free to Feed team for quick questions, and more.
If you’re losing sleep over your sweet baby and need some help asap, grab a consult with one of our amazing team members. The waters get deep and murky at times, and our experienced team will give you helpful tools to find your way back to solid ground. Hang in there; we believe in you!
Remember, you’re not alone — and you really are doing an amazing job!