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When would you suspect it's allergies?

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I am working with a mom who has some food allergies herself.  Her 3 month old seems to be healthy and growing, but there is just something nagging at me.  So far, all I know is that she spits up long after a feeding, has eczema or dry rough skin (mom claims it's just dry skin) all over her body, and cries a bit before pooping.  Is there enough for you to suspect that there is something more than just regular newborn stuff going on?

 

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It def. could be an allergy. She could try eliminating all dairy/all hidden dairy from her diet for 2 weeks and see if she can tell a difference.

 

If there's no difference, then try eliminating egg/products with cooked egg in them for 2 weeks.

 

She could add them both back in and try eliminating common allergens, like peanuts/tree nuts or eliminate any foods bad for reflux (fried foods, tomatoes, oranges etc).

 

My 18mth old started out very fussy, reflux-y and now has eczema on his head. He has confirmed food allergies, including corn. I hope that helps <3

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