I am the original poster in this thread, and have obviously shied away.
I am still overwhelmed and over it all.
Elliot is now 10 months old and still suffers from eczema. The eczematous face has truly been the issue.
Anyways, we did do the 14 day trial of Neocate. He cleared up promptly on day 14, which was my birthday and a day of return to breastfeeding.
He stayed clear for maybe 4 days, then started to rash again.
But, when he was drinking Neocate, I was pumping and eating everything he is allergic to...cuz a girl's gotta eat.
It's one month later, and I cheat now and then, because I'm completely over this. He is nowhere ready to be weaned, but honestly, I am sick of breastfeeding. There, I said it. AND THAT IS ONLY FOR LACK OF FOOD. I love everything else about it.
The problem is that I don't know what the heck to eat. I eat chicken and sweet potatoes...and not to mention a cracker every few days, or a handful of Goldfish, or the 2 cookies I just ate moments ago.
I can't take any more of this crap. I can't take any more of the eczema.
I checked out a million books from the library 3 weeks ago, and have yet to even open them.
I bought some Enzymedica enzymes, and was taking the Lacto before every meal. The Digest Gold is far too expensive for me, even with the "30% off" websites. Geez.
But, baby's GI doctor prescribed me some enzymes, which I've been taking for the last several days. I don't even know if there are any allergen-fillers in them.
I know I have to order the CLO and all the other junk, but I can't afford those right now. I just can't do this sh*t anymore.
Elliot has barely had solids...he is not particularly interested.
We give him a bottle of Neocate at bedtime, and he eats about 3 ounces then.
So, that's where I'm at. Trucking along and starving.
ETA: I actually made chicken bone broth last night (non-organic chicken
). Is bone broth supposed to be clear, because mine is not. I couldn't get all the flesh off the bones, so I simmered alot of the gunk that was on the bones.