Well, I posted recently about my 10mo ds being diagnosed with eczema... The rash was severe. We took him off all solid foods & put him on nutramigen/breastmilk only, & briefly used the steroid cream prescribed. The rash got a lot better, but of course was not eliminated, & he is still having flareups. We suspected food allergies b/c myself & dd have sensitivities, so I had his blood tested. Well, the results came back today, & the doctor left me a message on my cell phone. Most of it was garbled, so I have to call her back, but I did manage to hear her say he tested allergic to peanuts & cashews.
My first thought is that they did the wrong blood test, as I wanted IgG done, not IgE, & isn't peanut an IgE allergy? Of course, I'm glad it was found as I know it is usually one of the more serious allergies, but maybe I still need to have the IgG test...? Thoughts on this?
My other question is related to my breastmilk. I'm very distressed about this, so please let me know what you think. I have struggled with low supply with both my kids, dd was only able to get breastmilk until 10.5 wks old & it killed me. DS is still partially nursing thanks to the very expensive drug I'm taking - domperidone (aka motilium). I have worked very hard to keep any supply at all, including pumping a lot. But I eat both peanut butter & cashews, & I while I can certainly eliminate those from my diet now that I know he's allergic, I have no way of knowing what I ate at the time I pumped a month ago. The thought that I have to throw out all that breastmilk that I've worked so hard to store up is very upsetting to me, but if using it means putting my son's health at risk then of course I'll dump it all. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Thanks for any advice. At least we're getting a partial answer to his issues... =)