While this is not a new experience for me, it is a frustrating one. Since my baby boy was little, I was concerned if he was having a reaction to the string cheese I could not stop eating postpartum. However, the craving went, and the concern went with it.
Then 4 months came and the new milestone of introducing foods was here. My Duke’s bedtime schedule is eat, bath, play, bed. Once we got to bath, I noticed on several occasions from his neck on down, he would be RED, itching, crying, and sometimes have whelps on him! So I of course stopped the foods causing the reaction (EVERYTHING) and mentioned it at the next well-baby visit.
The Nurse Practitioner who I absolutely LOVE, recommended going to home-made organic baby foods……well that did NOT go over well with the Duke or ME! He did not like the flavors, and still continued to break out, and I did NOT like the process!
Next we went to the allergist, who I was NOT to fond of either. Against my better judgement, I saw a different doctor than the one who treats my princess. After a bunch of questions, the doctor concluded his allergy had to be from my diet alone, and tested him for soy, milk, egg, wheat, nuts etc. The results concluded….
- Mom avoid EVERYTHING with eggs and milk or
- STOP BREASTFEEDING and give him formula
- Follow up in 6 months