I posted a few days ago that my 1 year old son had his 1 year check up and the pediatrician claimed he was iron deficient. My wife was concerned but didn't necessarily blame the Paleo Diet and was actually very understanding in some of the ways I suggested to correct the issue. However, yesterday didn't help my cause. We have been giving my 1 year old egg yolks since he was 8 months old with no issue and yesterday decided to add the whites. Well he had a pretty bad reaction almost immediately after consumption. He broke out in Hives all over his body and we had to rush him to the doctor. Fortunately, it wasn't to the point of restricting his breathing but it really freaked out my wife as you can imagine. This, of course, only magnified the iron deficiency issue and she is now becoming more skeptical of how we are feeding our children. She understands that the whites are the problem, but it is still raising concerns.
Also, the pediatrician has instructed us to get an allergy test and avoid eggs (even the yolks). I have heard Chris Kresser and others state that these tests are not very accurate. Can anyone provide me with some additional info on these tests and what the best option is to handle this? Also, my wife is not going to accept that we can just re-introduce yolks in 30 days and set what happens. FYI...No one in our family has allergies to foods, except my intollerance to gluten.