My six-month-old DS Goblin comes from a family riddled with asthma, hayfever, sensitive skin and such like, and seems to be following in our footsteps. He has had eczema from the word go and since we have begun BLW he has reacted to eggs, fromage frais, baby porridge made with water but containing milk (naughty mummy didn't read the label), and aubergines.
His face and hands go very red where the food has touched them and he comes out in a "nettle rash". It usually goes down within an hour without appearing to cause him much discomfort but this morning (the ill-fated baby porridge - damn that free voucher from Boots!) I think it must have been itchy as he was scratching himself, and because of this it took longer to go down.
The HV told me to wait a couple of months and then try him again with the offending foods. Fortunately she is pro-BLW and did it with her own daughter.
Goblin doesn't have bad nappies or any other symptoms after eating these foods so I'm guessing it's skin sensitivity rather than being caused by actually eating.
So I guess my questions are:
* would you agree it's more likely to be a skin sensitivity?
* do his symptoms sound fairly mild? (I have no idea how long this kind of reaction usually lasts)
* does you experience suggest he is likely to grow out of it (fingers crossed!)?
* is it OK to give him soya yoghurts, use oat/rice milk in cooking etc? (he guzzled a blueberry Alpro Soya yoghurt with no ill effects today). I am still BF-ing him,
Any other words of advice or encouragement would be very welcome too!
Mummy to Goblin, born August 2011