My 6 year old girl suddenly (within the past few weeks) has underarm odor, showing up after only one and half days of not showering in cool weather. I did think it was poor washing habits at first, so I took over the soaping up to be sure, but it's still a big problem getting worse. So I started googling and the first thing I came to was "early puberty symptoms due to over use of hormones in dairy products that a child consumes" and I thought "Ha! That's it!" I then continued in my search and read all sorts of main stream stuff from peds about how early puberty symptoms at age 6, 7 and 8 can be normal!! It started turning my stomach to think about this becoming normal in our cultural, surely because of over use of hormones in the food we consume.
We have never been an organic family, I hope to change that after our next move to an extended family homestead, but in the mean time I will be switching my 6 year old to organic milk. Some of the info I read said that the body odor stops showing up within a couple of weeks of switching if that is indeed the cause.
I am not just willing to cover it up, I do want to find the cause. In the mean time we are doing daily showers and I am trying not to bring her attention to it or make her self conscious about it. Bring her to a ped is the last thing I want to do for that very reason.
Anyone else have any experience with this and what was your explanation for it? I have no problem controlling the odor, like I said, she can do daily showers and I could use all sorts of things to cover it up, but I don't want to cover it up! I want to FIX it! You guys get that
Any thoughts on other things to check for or change? Thanks in advance...