My son had horrible eczema, constant cold symptoms, and spit up large amounts several times each feeding from the time he was a few weeks old. His pediatricians insisted that it was normal, even when we had to take him in for biweekly "emergency" appointments for his face swelling up, his having problems breathing, and the like. It wasn't until he was 7 or 8 months old and starting to eat solids that we finally found out that he was allergic to...well, everything. He ate such a tiny piece of cooked egg that I didn't even think he'd gotten any down, then all hell broke loose.
Fast forward a bit, and we have an allergist ordering sheet after sheet of tests. He's apparently allergic to dairy, egg, wheat, barley, rye, peanuts, oats, soy, corn, peach, salmon, and avocado, as well as cats and dogs. We've cut all of the offending foods from both his diet and mine while he continues to breastfeed, and he's happy and healthy as long as we avoid pets.
I'm hoping he grows out of some, or preferably all, of these. Family members are pushing us to give him some of the things he's least allergic to, and I'm refusing in hopes that strict avoidance will help his body have time to heal. The allergist wouldn't/couldn't answer any of our questions and didn't even seem to remember us when we'd come in for our monthly visits, so we told him we weren't coming back. At some pont, though, I assume we'll need to retest and see if we can add things back to his diet. If you've been there/done that, when did you try again? Alternatively, did you just try adding foods back in? I'm afraid to do that until he's more verbal, since he'd been eating several of the foods seemingly fine before the tests and docs told us to stop (corn, oats, peach, avocado).
I've gotten pretty great at cooking for all three of us without these foods, but I'm clueless about the next step, and I'd love to hear stories of what you did since the doctors seem to be back to ignoring us. He'll be 15 months tomorrow. Thanks!