Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome: A Healthcare Professional Parent Perspective

  • Maria S. White


The nomenclature and idea of food in everyday life can be strongly shaped by culture. Some cultures are food-centric, may perceive food as a way of life, and even “live to eat.” When faced with food intolerance or allergic disease related to food, “eating to live” brings a whole new perspective into a food-centric family’s way of life. Food started making a family member sick and was challenging to identify why. This chapter will discuss a family’s journey leading to and through a diagnosis of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES). Perspectives throughout this chapter not only come from a mother of a child with FPIES but also a seasoned adult critical care nurse and an academic nurse educator.


FPIES parent perspective Healthcare professional parent FPIES diagnosis FPIES management FPIES parental challenges 


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    Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster dictionary: definition of food. 2018. Retrieved from:

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria S. White
    • 1
  1. 1.WilmingtonUSA

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