Eczema on baby's face/allergy related?

by belinda
(mesa az)

I found the article to be very helpful!


My baby Matthew has what I believe is eczema on face, from what I think is food allergies.

The thing that is confusing me is he also has bumps all over the body and dry, flaky spots.... I don't know how or what could be going on, but his doc is pretty set on food allergies...any ideas on anything else it might be or any kinds of help or similar story may help...plz!

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Apr 01, 2014
Eczema in baby
by: Anonymous

If it is a food allergy, your baby will most probably have one or more of the following symptoms: fussiness, bowel problems including flatulence, diarrhea, and constipation, spitting up, rashes (which your baby already has), runny nose.

Do not eliminate any foods from your diet before you have had your baby tested for allergies. Eliminating certain foods from your diet unnecessarily is not a good idea since recent research suggests that the introduction of "culprit allergy foods" into your baby's diet in small amounts from the age of 4 months can prevent allergic reactions later on.

A mother is now encouraged to eat these foods during pregnancy and breastfeeding unless she if allergic to a specific food. Some culprit foods include dairy products, nuts, fish, eggs, wheat, soy and citrus fruits.


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3 month old allergic reaction to ice cream

We were @ a wedding reception and my sister was holding my 3-month-old daughter. Next thing I know she is feeding her ice cream...mainly letting her lick the spoon and rubbing it across her mouth. Within just a few minutes my daughter had red hives all over her face and neck!!! Very scary. We were instructed to her a 1/2 tsp. Benadryl and monitor her closely for an hour. Then repeat dose Benadryl in 6hrs.

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Vomiting baby allergic to chocolate...

by Suzy
(San Pedro, Ca.)

My baby is 100% breasted. If my son is allergic to me eating chocolate or the herb Fenugreek... How long does it stay in my system before he stops vomiting?

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Nov 22, 2011
vomiting
by: Anonymous

It doesn't sound right, that your baby is vomiting from either one of those.

I would see a doctor if I were you. Usually, a baby will show signs of irritability or bowel changes, glassiness, etc. if food or substance in your milk does not agree with him/her. I don't think chocolate or Fenugreek can cause vomiting. If it is causing a problem, it should be out of your system within 24 hours.

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My baby is 3 months is it possible he is allergic to something?

by sara
(pakistan)

My son is three months old, and recently we moved countries, and he has gotten severe diarrhea for a week now.

Today he started doing green poo which looked like bits of coriander (TMI sorry!), and it was sticky as in one end was joined to his bum and the other end to the diaper-kind of like snot. Is that normal? When he was born and for the first 2 and 1/2 months he pooped normally but then he started getting constipated all the time, and now he has had diarrhea since moving.

Could it be possible that he is allergic to something? I am breastfeeding him and used to give him top-ups of 3oz every day but have discontinued them 6 days ago when he got diarrhea. Please help! I don't know what to do!?

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Dec 31, 2012
oversupply
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD (CBI)

You may have an oversupply of breast milk which is causing a lactose overload. Since the problem began when you started giving only breast milk.

There are ways to rectify the problem, but do you think you have an oversupply?

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Shellfish allergy

by Andrea
(CT)

My child just got diagnosed with having a shellfish allergy last night, it was his first time eating shrimp, and we needed to go to the ER.

I am still breastfeeding him and I know I have to take shellfish out of my diet as well, however, I did have shrimp for dinner last night and I believe it's still in my breastmilk?

Am I ok to continue breastfeeding him while the shrimp may still be in my milk? How long should it stay in my milk?

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Nov 11, 2014
shellfish
by: Tracy

Hi, Andrea

It can take up to 24 hours for the shellfish to clear from your breast milk.

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Food sensitivities/allergies in newborn

by Deborah
(MO)

My daughter had a baby boy one week ago. She is breastfeeding. He has cried and screamed and not slept well at all, had red splotchy skin all over his body including hands and feet.

The baby had a one-week doctor check-up and daughter contacted a virus/diarrhea of some sort in the office. The sickness has been a blessing, in that she has only eaten plain oats cooked 1 hour (to change them from starch to grape sugar to be readily digestible)and loose herb peppermint tea steeped for at least 30 minutes.

Not only did diarrhea and cramps go right away... so did the baby's fussiness! He is a fabulous quiet, content child, with no red splotchy skin :)

Now... daughter is scared to start eating again for fear baby will start screaming again. She did have plain chicken- no skin, breading, or spices, and had plain boiled yellow squash last night for supper.

If she stops dairy for three months, what can she substitute for the calcium? Is yogurt considered dairy since it is more of a fermented probiotic? I think gluten intolerance might be more of an issue?

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Lactose overload or dairy allergy?

by Kelsey
(Mo)

My son couldn't latch for the first two weeks due to tongue tie, so I pumped and would get about 5 oz on each breast.

Now I'm able to breastfeed, but he will only latch with a nipple shield. The first couple weeks I was able to breastfeed he would act hungry continually and be on the boob all the time and very fussy.

Now I think my milk production has gone down due to supply and demand and I only pump a couple of times a day, and I get 2 or 3 oz on each side, so I think I'm making less, but also that's after he has breastfed.

His whole life he's had a persistent diaper rash that gets so bad that it will bleed. I've tried lots of creams, and nothing gets rid of it.

Yesterday he had green mucousy poop. He gets fussy in the evenings. He doesn't burp much, but he is flatulent. He spits up a small amount of 2 to 4 times a day. But now he will eat for 15 to 20 min from 1 breast before stopping, and it will feel soft, then I offer the other breast. So I don't know how it could be for milk hindmilk imbalance.

Yesterday I thought it could be a dairy allergy, so I cut out dairy yesterday and by last night, instead of pooping before during and after every diaper change" he went three diapers in a row with no poop.

Do you think this is a dairy allergy or foremilk-hindmilk imbalance?

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Sep 07, 2015
dairy allergy or foremilk hindmilk imbalance
by: Tracy

Here are a few pages that will help...

Why is my baby fussy?

Infant growth spurts and breastfeeding.

A few tips to prevent that persistent diaper rash...

* Change your baby's diaper at least every two hours. This keeps your baby's skin dry and clean.
* Rinse your baby's bottom with each diaper change, especially after a "number 2".
* Allow your baby's bottom time to dry, before putting another diaper on. Give your baby a few "free hours" during a day, in which he is allowed to be bare bottom. Just make sure he is on a clean surface during this time.
* When using material diapers, always rinse them a few times to remove any detergents. Also, avoid the use of fabric softeners.
* A Lanolin based diaper cream can heal a diaper rash quickly.
* Use a wet cloth to clean your baby's bottom instead of baby wipes.
* Try a different diaper brand. The one you are using may be causing an allergic reaction.
* Adding chamomile tea bags and oats tied up in a sock and placed in your baby's bath water will help to soothe diaper rash.
* There is a diaper remedy that is used that is said to work fast, that is a mixture of equal parts of Zinc oxide, Boudreaux's butt paste and petroleum jelly.
* If this doesn't work, you can ask your doctor to prescribe a special anti-fungal or steroid cream.

I don't think your baby has foremilk/ hindmilk imbalance; it might be allergy related, here is a page about allergies in the breastfed baby...


Allergies and breastfeeding

Please consider seeing a lactation consultant in your area.

Hope this helps.

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Digestive issues food allergies, reflux, and intolerances

by Caryn
(MD)

Hope this story helps someone...

I went into labor nine weeks early and afterward, was able to produce milk.

I felt like it was the only thing helping my daughter grow. When she latched on for the first time, I was ecstatic that I could do with her that my mom and the other moms could not do.

I was able to breastfeed up until two weeks after she left the NICU. I started noticing that my milk supply was going down not up. I tried mothers milk, water---a lot of water, more feeding. I also started seeing that my daughter was having horrible reflux and screaming in pain a few minutes after eating or during eating.

So I cut all dairy, soy, wheat, gluten, milk, and egg products out of my diet. I ate enough food and made sure I drank a lot of juices and rice milk.

She still started to show signs of intolerance or allergy. She kept spitting up horribly, like whole feedings.

I asked her pediatrician what I could be doing wrong, and she said. Nothing. Sometimes the babies can't break down breast milk and absorb it.

But I had said she was exclusively breastfed for the first 2.5 months of her life what went wrong?

She said babies could develop digestive issues later down the road like food allergies, reflux, and intolerances. Genes just took some time to kick in.

I have felt so guilty about it because she is a preemie, I wanted her to have the best start, the doctor said the most immunity a baby gets from their mother is the first colostrum.

So my baby already got the best nutrients in the three months because there was so much of it, and to not worry about it now.

She is now on Alimentum for extreme reflux and allergy. I hope and pray she will not have food allergies when she is older and be required to keep an EpiPen on her person.

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