My youngest, Nomi, is 8 months old and she's been miserable for about 7 of them. She's had rashes, we thought she had colic, we thought she had reflux and allergy tests last week showed that she's allergic to eggs, milk, sesame and cats. (Hey, we only tested a total of 6 things.)
[I tried, I really did try to drink it, but I just got up to pour it down the sink. I hope the sink isn't in a vengeful mood...]
So, since she's exclusively breastfed & refuses any solids, we know the allergies have passed through my milk. The doctor told me to avoid dairy products, eggs and sesame. It might not sound so tricky, but the idea of soy milk disgusts me and my husband (who does most of the cooking around here) is a vegetarian (no fish either)... This leaves me with nuts, grains, fruits & vegetables (pretty much, though I'm also avoiding peanuts)... and here I was thinking that breastfeeding protected my baby...
Nomi is the miracle baby of my dreams. She was conceived so fast that she's only 12 months and 11 days younger than her sister. She's also the one who makes me realize that it makes no difference how long you wait. No matter what, you're ready to do anything you can so your baby will be healthy and happy.
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