Here I thought I was going to come in this thread and RECEIVE some unsolicited advice.
You got any? Just kidding...
Was this lady in the South, too? I am just asking because I spent almost 6 years in Mississippi and I saw things I had never seen in my life. (I grew up in Florida)
I tried to mentor a very mixed up younger mom who married a man who was older than her father for financial security, it was not a good situation, lots of obvious verbal abuse, I don't know what else. I always tried hard to mind my own business and just be there for her, but...
She started carrying around a switch and hitting her baby with it, just because he cried, or crawled off his mat. (He is not a dog, and I would not even do that to a dog, hello~) She had the most beautiful and sweet children and they were terrified, you could see it in their eyes.
I had to distance myself from her, she was getting some very weird ideas from parenting from I do not know where. And her DH did not like her being around other women because his authority might be questioned.
I think it is this kind of stuff that turns people off about "Christians". Please believe me, this is not what real Christians are about.
Sorry that you had to deal with such a non-AP response from this lady. I feel sad for her... She has no idea...
On the allergy topic, I have noticed changes in my youngest after certain foods and I am careful about our diet. But with him, I have to be even more careful. There is a lot of good information out there, but if I can ever be of help, please do not hesitate to email or pm me.