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|Have you tried recently? Have the reactions lessened at all over time? Have you rotated anything she reacts too recently through your diet? I ask because DD reactions to some things in my diet have lessened or ceased over time, like I could add eggs back in last month.|
|Um... have you seen the Sticky in this forum? There are good links there, both old threads that are helpful (look for discussion of leaky gut, maybe digestive enzymes, like that) and also outside articles on various topics.
Next, how's your health overall? For me, that was huge in understanding why the kids had food intolerances and other health/behavior issues. For me, and this isn't the case for everyone but it's worth considering, my kids' health issues were just their personal manifestations of our similar underlying health problem. Different clues, same problem. We can help link stuff up if you like. Mineral and vitamin deficiencies often play a part, so supplementing some of those for yourself could improve both your health and your LO, though many minerals don't change in quantity very easily in breastmilk (our bodies try to hold them steady) so making up a deficiency for a nurseling may not be that easy, but it's a starting place.
Oh, speaking of which, do you have a multivit? And are you taking any supplements at all? If you do, you're sure that they don't contain any of the foods your LO reacts to? If you don't have a multivit, maybe consider one from Thorne. They've got real folate, generally good forms of vitamins and minerals, and to me, when kids are reacting like this, it's a sign that their bodies are under a lot of stress and could use more nutrients to help them heal.
You wrote allergies a couple times, does your 3yo have IgE allergies? IgE allergies correlate to low folate in studies, and we've discussed folate a lot in this forum, it's an important part of methylation--our bodies will stick a methyl group on something they don't like as a step in getting rid of it (viruses, histamine--like the kind that anti-histamines work against, some heavy metals, all sorts of seemingly unrelated things), and some people genetically need more folate than others (actual folate, not folic acid). Just throwing that in in case anything rings a bell.
Anyway, I was reading some things on this forum about using probiotics, and I'm on one (but not very good about actually taking it) but I wonder, will it make a big difference for her if I take it "religiously" or whatever??? Also, I wondered about "leaky gut" and if I could possibly be dealing with that myself. Can anybody provide some links to information about bringing about healing for these allergic issues? Also, DS was recently diagnosed with mild allergy to milk and egg white. (He didn't really display any symptoms while I was BF'ing him- from birth to age 2)
For your DS, why did you test him for allergies? Was it only the last year that he's shown problems, after you were done BFing him? No colic, or fussiness or anything like that for him? What are his allergies for milk and egg white?
For your DD, have you seen the Joneja allergy chart? It shows allergenicity of different foods. Since your DD's reactions could be allergy or intolerance, we also did a poll on here about food reactions that were intolerances to sort of get the equivalent kind of chart for intolerances. There was a thread a while ago, but if you PM me your email, I could send you the excel spreadsheet that I used to see which foods were "safest" in terms of reactions around here for intolerances. So maybe between that chart and the Joneja chart, you could find some new foods to try.
Are you keeping a food journal? They've been very helpful for us.
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