Joseph Anthony DeNicola was born on March 18, 2007. When Joseph was born they started him on Similac for the first couple of days. Every time he was fed, he had a problem but were not sure exactly what it was. The Doctors then put him on Enfamil Nutramigen. This worked for about a month, then something happened. We started seeing traces of blood in his stool. The Doctors then switched his formula again and put him on Similac Alimentun. This was for babies with colic or allergies, and the Doctors assumed he had colic. I remember the very first time he had an allergic reaction. He was sick and had been on antibiotics. We brought him to the hospital. The Doctors told us he had an allergic reaction to the medicine so we were sent home. It was about 3:00 A.M. and we had no formula, except the ones the hospital gave us, which was the regular Similac advanced premade bottles. We started to feed Joseph. I was downstairs, within a matter of seconds his mother was yelling to call 911. As I ran upstairs after calling 911 his eyes were swollen shut. The ambulance came and rushed him to Hospital. We went to the ER and the Doctors again told us he was having an allergic reaction but they did not know what it was from. They recommended that we go to see an allergist. When we took him to the allergist, we found out he was anaphylactic to milk and milk proteins, which include casein and whey, and he was also allergic to hazelnuts. This is where it all started. We had to read the ingredients in everything we bought. We couldn’t just shop at the supermarket we now had to go to health food and specialty stores to find items that did not contain the ingredients he was allergic to. As he got older and was no longer on formula, he started to drink soy milk. Once we learned about his allergy, he was only allowed to have soy. The doctor explained to us that we would have to carry around an Epi-Pen Junior everywhere we went.