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Thursday, February 3, 2011

3 Months Old!





As you can clearly see in this picture Mr. Oliver is having an awful eczema outbreak.  The poor baby had it so bad that it turned into a secondary infection on his face!  I am 100% sure that his problem is dairy proteins so I am continuing my no-dairy diet.  It's really rough!  Unfortunately all of the amazing frozen stash I have is dairy-laden so I will have to either start making my own goat's milk formula or start buying some to use when I am at work.  I cried for quite some time today about it.  I keep beating myself up over it but I think I finally realize that there was nothing that I could have prevented.  I won't compare Oliver to Dexter here but I will say that my BFing story and Dexter's babyhood were picture perfect and a dream.  Good thing he came first or I am pretty sure I wouldn't have wanted a second baby.

With a little antibiotic ointment and a whole lot of patience, Oliver is looking like new!  Thanks for following my journey.  I would love to hear about your experiences with goat's milk and supplementing formula or dietary problems.  Its nice to know that I am not alone!

**Thank you Fibers.com for sending me these onesies, I love them!  I designed them myself and I chose all of the colors/fonts.  Fibers.com makes it easy to create your own t-shirts and onesies.  They even have big brother t-shirts for Dexter! 

3 comments:

Brenda said...

He's so precious! My 4 year old has eczema, but it hasn't been linked to anything in his diet. We just use Aveeno baby eczema cream on him, and cortaid when he has a really bad outbreak.

The Barker's said...

3 months already! He's precious! Love the onsies! I need to look into those =)

YUMMama said...

Moo has eczema and I am constantly beating myself up over it whenever she gets a new rash and she's 2. While we have stopped breastfeeding, there are times when she'll sneak in the frig and a get a piece of cheese or I'll give her some of my cereal with milk. Then there are those weeks when I've been perfect and made sure she has had zero cow products and she still gets a breakout. It just seems like I can't win.

People keep saying she'll outgrow it and I want to believe so hard that she will but the reality is she inherited eczema from her grandfather on my side and my husband. So, I'm not sure if I should even bother holding my breath. What does work is keeping her greased down in baby vaseline or Aquaphor (that stuff is expensive), making sure she drinks plenty of water, using Dove soap for sensitive skin and using more all natural products without chemicals.

She is doing better than what we started off with but still I won't be completely happy until it's out of her system for good.