Forgive me my ignorance on this subject ladies, I really know next to nothing about food allergies. I though someone here might have some insight or experiences to share.
After much hemming and hawing, and based on the newest AAP recommendations, I decided to give DD (then a little over 6 months) some oatmeal, of the baby cereal variety (so I could mix with breastmilk and not have to boil it). Within several days, I noticed a prickly rash on her back. I also had given her banana for the first time within the same few days (lesson learned!), so we weren't sure what caused the rash. We stopped all solids for about two weeks, and then yesterday, on the advice of our ped, reintroduced oatmeal to see if it triggered a rash. It did, by the end of the day it was back, but this time less prickly and more red and splotchy, although I didn't see any definitive "hives" per se.
So now I'm pretty sure we are dealing with at least a sensitivity to oatmeal, which as far as I know, doesn't seem to be a common allergen. I had thought that oatmeal was GF? Am I wrong about this?
And for those that have BTDT, what does this mean for the future? Is oatmeal out for good, or do we try again down the line? Are there any other food groups I should now avoid? I will of course discuss this with our ped, but our usual doc is out of town until next week, and I'd like to speak to her about it. . . . .
Anyway, thanks for reading if you've made it this far!