I don't know about you guys -- some of you sound like you've had success -- but I am about ready to give up on trying to find the trigger to ds's eczema. Fortunately for ds, he has it only on his cheeks and behind his ears, but it is tenacious stuff!!! I bought the whole breastmilk theory, but after 5 LOOOOOONG months on an elimination diet (no wheat, dairy, gluten, soy, citrus, corn, tomatoes, chocolate, eggs, or nuts), we have made no progress (except I've lost all pg weight and ten lbs more!). We have tried homeopathic and herbal remedies, EFA's, vitamins, creams, bathing, no bathing, heat, cold, and anything else anyone ever suggested, but the condition just seems to come and go on its own. He is not vaccinated (thank GOD, or I know I would blame it on that) and he has never had a DROP of formula or even a taste of any of the things I listed above. We are definitely an "atopic" family -- allergies, skin senstivities, asthma, and even a couple of immune disorders (MS, lupus, arthritis), so it may just be genes.
And of course I too thought I could avoid all this by BFing. (I posted a few weeks ago saying I was starting to think I was defective bc he has this problem anyway. One naturopath even sugg'd I wean him, "since it's obviouly something in my milk"!!!!!)
I'm a science-type, so I just knew I could find a pattern if I searched hard and long enough, but this may be a battle I lose. I think we're now just waiting for him to outgrow it.
I'm sorry virgomama, I don't think I helped you at all!
(This is especially hard for Virgo mamas, huh?!?!)
Keep the suggestions coming, mamas. I'll try anything!