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Forum: Allergies   07-06-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By chic2chic
the "window" for solids stuff is nonsense....

the "window" for solids stuff is nonsense. neither of my dds started solids until around 14 months, when they could feed themselves, and are now amazing eaters with diverse tastes (were always big...
Forum: Allergies   06-02-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By chic2chic
i've been on a TED for almost 4 months now (yep,...

i've been on a TED for almost 4 months now (yep, that's a long time, but worth it!) and my baby's eczema healed dramatically as a result. he is almost 6 months old, exclusively breastfed.

the...
Forum: Allergies   06-01-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By chic2chic
my first two have no allergies. my third...

my first two have no allergies.

my third had terrible eczema starting at 2 months (exclusively breastfed), which has now vanished as i've been on a total elimination diet for almost 4 months. so...
Forum: Allergies   04-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By chic2chic
Quote: Originally Posted by changingseasons...

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Originally Posted by changingseasons http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13478737)
Please be careful with the cortisone-...
Forum: Allergies   04-01-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By chic2chic
thanks for all the helpful input. yes, i'm...

thanks for all the helpful input.

yes, i'm keeping a very detailed journal. i finally found someone today who has agreed to get ds tested, among other things for chicken & turkey (!!!) which have...
Forum: Allergies   03-31-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By chic2chic
no, none of the foods are new, and i haven't...

no, none of the foods are new, and i haven't been eating anything packaged/processed anyway.

only thing that's new is the cream i've been using on him for 2 weeks: vanicream. the allergist...
Forum: Allergies   03-31-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By chic2chic
i'm ending week 5 of a TED. baby's eczema...

i'm ending week 5 of a TED. baby's eczema improved radically in the last 2 weeks, but in the last 2 days he's had a terrible flare-up. face is inflamed, crusting over with eczema, body itching,...
Forum: Allergies   03-27-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By chic2chic
i'm on a TED, exclusively bf-ing a 3-month-old....

i'm on a TED, exclusively bf-ing a 3-month-old. just want to add that it may take longer than you expect to see improvement... but for me it has been totally worth it! i'm on day 28 today, but the...
Forum: Allergies   03-26-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By chic2chic
i'm assuming it is, but does anyone have any...

i'm assuming it is, but does anyone have any other thoughts on this? anyone whose baby reacted to grass-fed beef in mom's diet?

my baby is 3 months old, exclusively breastfed, and i've been on an...
Forum: Allergies   03-25-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By chic2chic
thanks, all your responses are so helpful. guess...

thanks, all your responses are so helpful. guess i'll lay off the buckwheat for now...
Forum: Allergies   03-25-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By chic2chic
any thoughts or experiences with this? how...

any thoughts or experiences with this?

how about quinoa?

i hate to pare down my diet to only rice, but i'm starting to wonder whether the hot buckwheat i'm having for breakfast every day isn't...
Forum: Allergies   03-24-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By chic2chic
Quote: Originally Posted by Catt75...

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Originally Posted by Catt75 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13419225)
Congratulations. Way to stick to it and be...
Forum: Allergies   03-24-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By chic2chic
Quote: Originally Posted by Wugmama...

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Originally Posted by Wugmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13416407)
But you do need a fat in your diet!

~Tracy...
Forum: Allergies   03-24-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By chic2chic
Quote: Originally Posted by Chinese Pistache...

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Originally Posted by Chinese Pistache http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13416061)
Now, where's your fat?? You need an...
Forum: Allergies   03-23-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By chic2chic
just wanted to report that my 3-mo-old baby's...

just wanted to report that my 3-mo-old baby's terrible, severe eczema is finally disappearing! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:

i have been on an almost-total elimination...
Forum: Allergies   03-16-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By chic2chic
Quote: Originally Posted by Therese's Mommy...

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Originally Posted by Therese's Mommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13373595)
All this is to say, it gets better...
Forum: Allergies   03-16-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By chic2chic
thanks, jacqueline & kj. i'm stopping rice...

thanks, jacqueline & kj. i'm stopping rice (since yesterday morning). had lentils for dinner & buckwheat for breakfast instead. also had a kefir, my first dairy in weeks, because i'm starving. hope...
Forum: Allergies   03-15-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By chic2chic
Quote: Originally Posted by Catt75...

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Originally Posted by Catt75 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13368667)
I'm sending out hugs to you. My DD has eczema....
Forum: Allergies   03-15-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By chic2chic
Quote: Originally Posted by kjbrown92...

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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13368864)
Try substituting buckwheat for the rice....
Forum: Allergies   03-15-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By chic2chic
ds's eczema is getting much, much worse (he's...

ds's eczema is getting much, much worse (he's only 3 months old http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif).
all over his skin, itching, oozing, crusting over, entire face,...
Forum: Allergies   03-15-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By chic2chic
Quote: Originally Posted by kjbrown92...

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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13365759)
If the eczema has been getting worse, what...
Forum: Allergies   03-14-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By chic2chic
thanks for all the responses. edenlove, i'm...

thanks for all the responses.

edenlove, i'm starting to suspect a gluten issue, too -- wheat and oats -- as ds took a turn for the worse (and it was bad already) when i reintroduced bread and...
Forum: Allergies   03-13-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By chic2chic
i'm still on an ED (2 weeks now), baby's eczema...

i'm still on an ED (2 weeks now), baby's eczema is still getting worse.

i have a question for those of you who had infants (under 6 months, not on solids yet) with eczema and a confirmed food...
Forum: Allergies   03-11-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 527
Posted By chic2chic
thank you all for your input. i have learned a...

thank you all for your input. i have learned a tremendous amount from your suggestions. most of all, i can see that everything i eat is potentially allergenic.

last night i officially hit rock...
Forum: Allergies   03-10-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 527
Posted By chic2chic
Quote: Originally Posted by kjbrown92...

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Originally Posted by kjbrown92 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13330393)
1. Are you sure you got all the corn out?...
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