My DS is 8 months and has had severe eczema since he was about 1 month old. We've breastfed exclusively until he was just over 6 months. Then we started introing solids.
We've had RAST testing a couple of times and found a positive allergy to:
milk (all forms)
He's had positive reactions to these founds from eating himself:
A few things we fed him and I couldn't tell if he reacted or it was continued flare up from something i ate:
His skin clears for a few days, then flares up again. So i suspect that there are still things I am eating that he is allergic to. i tried an elimination diet for two months and he got a little better off and on. i'm wondering if maybe he's allergic or intolerant of rice or other beans - - both of which i ate a lot of during those couple months of the ED (i was only eating 12 different foods!).
We've seen 2 different allergist and both have told me to stop BFing. Both tried to put him on prescription formula (neocate or elecare). I cannot bear to give my baby corn syrup as the main ingredient in his diet. Plus, what if he's intolerant of corn? He's never tested positive, but I wonder if he's intolerant.
Can anyone help me make the case that BFing is still best?
How do you pinpoint all of the food allergies?
I cut out all nuts, but are seeds okay? I've been eating pumpkin (pepita) seeds and sunflower seeds.
I'm a vegetarian, so I'm having a tough time with protein.
Would love to hear from anyone who's battled multiple food allergies and still continued to breastfeed. Any tips are greatly appreciated.