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Hi,<br><br>
I am nursing my almost 9 month old DS, and he has had food allergies/intolerances very early on. It did take me a little while to figure that out though. His skin was very dry from the day he was born (all flaky) and he also had some nasal congestion from the first day. He caught a cold from his older sister (we all did) when he was 7 days old, and that made his congestion really bad, and he then never got over it. The ped said it was b/c he was so little and that it would get better when the weather got warmer (he was born in Feb). After he got his 2 month vaccinations all hell basically broke loose. He started having diarrhea which after a little while also had some blood streaks in it, and he developed eczema over his whole body. His congestion got worse, and he got 2 more colds (or that's what it seemed like, even though nobody else in our household got a cold).<br>
It took quite a while from there for me to figure out that all his problems seemed to be related to what I ate; I started eliminating things when he was about 3 months old, and a few weeks later I was on a very restricted diet.<br><br>
It has been a very difficult road for both of us; I've lost way too much weight (didn't really have to loose anything, I've always been underweight, and lost the pg weight pretty much right away) and ended up with chronic mastitis and ductile yeast infections for more than 2 months.<br><br>
I was very very desperate about a month ago, and seriously considering trying one of those hypo-allergenic formulas for him, b/c I was afraid that I was getting really sick and wouldn't be able to take care of my kids anymore. But then someone from our church told me about how she "eliminated" her son's food allergies with NAET when he was about 2 years old and he's been able to eat everything since then. I started doing some research and found a NAET certified accupuncturist who specializes in children. Allergy elimination is all she does.<br><br>
We both have had 4 treatments over the last month or so (turned out I had several food allergies/intolerances as well, some of which I knew about). The change has been amazing. I now can eat a lot more things, although I think that 2 of his biggies, corn and additives may not have held. But I can eat wheat and other grains again, dairy, bananas, chocolate, and he poops normally!!! His eczema is much better although not gone, but even when I was hardly eating anything he still had pretty bad eczema. It's hard to say how his congestion is, since we've all been having colds for the last 3 or so weeks, but he seems to be the least congested of all of us actually.<br><br>
He's not eating a lot of solids yet, and I'll probably keep it that way until he's one. He can eat potatoes and yams, and every once in a while some squash, avocado or carrots.<br><br>
I would love to hear if anyone else has tried NAET and what their experiencew were. I know it doesn't always hold longterm and I am a bit worried about that. She had to do the treatment for barley twice for us, since 2 weeks after the first time it hadn't held. I've been quite allergic (or I guess I should say intolerant, since I don't break out, but get severe diarrhea and a stomach ache for up to a whole week) for barley for many many years. So for now I'm still avoiding it, just in case. Same with peanuts, haven't been able to eat it for years and am too worried to challenge it now!<br><br><br>
Looking forward to hear anything about it.<br><br>
Edith, Mom of DD Annelies (6-3-04) and DS Keenan (2-17-05)
 

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DD is almost 3 years old now, and has been going through NAET since Feb. We still go in once a week for treatment, she has MANY allergies. We've gotten though almost all of her food allergies,except for a few items we don't eat, and now have been working on the numerous chemical and enviromental allergies she has. NAET has given me a different child. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> The first 2 years of dd's life were miserable, she was one unhappy child, she barely napped, woke up screaming all night long, was attached to the breast 24/7, was barely eating solid foods at 2 years of age, had eczema, and right before I discovered NAET, it had progressed to hives. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Within 3 weeks of starting treatments, dd started calming down (she was extremely high needs), and started sleeping a little more. 10 months later, I can tell immediately when dd is reacting to something, her entire behavior changes, her eczema returns,and she starts waking up 6+ times a night. We've only had to redo 2 different treatments, everything else has hels wonderfully. I don't know what I would of done had I not discovered NAET. I also was extrememly underweight due to providing all of dd's nutrition, since starting treatment, I've been able to pack on 11 lbs, which is alot for me. It took about 7 months for dd's eczema to go completely away, for several months it was one little patch that would not go away until we treated for weeds. The women who does our NAET says that it holds better in children then adults, and I've found that to be true for us. I've had just some minior allergies, and they have not cleared as easy as dd's have. Good luck.
 

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Glad to hear that it's been helping your DD as well. Does your practitioner combine it with another technique? Mine uses EFT (emotional freedom technique) also besides NAET for each allergy. It sure has been an amazing change. I've only gained 2 lbs so far, but it hasn't been very long. So far the treatments are holding on me also. I used to not be able to tolerate milk fat and could only eat white bread, not whole wheat. I've been able to have whole milk and whole milk yoghurt and butter now and eat whole wheat bread. What a difference for both my DS and myself!!<br><br>
Good luck to you too, and Happy (early) 3rd Birthday to your DD!
 

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My son developed a bad diaper rash at 10 days and it has not gone away (he is 30 days now). I've been wondering if it is related to a food allergy, although everytime I've asked his ped about the rash, he hasn't brought that up.<br>
Anyway, I don't know what NAET is. Where can I find out more about it? The rash really seems to hurt him, one of the few times he cries is when he is pooping.<br><br>
Thanks.
 

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My dd always had a diaper rash as well, it looked like she had been scalded, bright red, and very painful.The only thing that would help was the recipe in Sear's Baby Book for rashes that nothing else worked on, it was a combo of antifugal creme and another OTC creme. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I hated using such harsh chemicals on dd, if I missed a dose the rash came back. The few times I took dd to a pedi when she was newborn ( I never liked any of them so we went to several before finding our ND), they always ignored her rash as well. DD's rash was one of the first things to go when we started NAET. Here's a link. <a href="http://www.naet.com/" target="_blank">http://www.naet.com/</a>
 
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