So. This is going to be completely boring for anyone else, so feel free to move onto the next, far more interesting blog in your reader. Go on then, off you go. No? Ok, well don’t say I didn’t warn you.
After much deliberation and hours trawling the net I have decided to give Harper a little dairy free trial diet. Because I googled it, and it MUST be true. Right?! Well, lots of those baby forums had many, many, many examples of mothers with the same issues with their kids. Runny nappies? Check! Poo explosions? Check! Eczema flare ups? Check! A few of them tried wheat free diets (many found that farex was the problem with eczema flare ups) and others all moved to a diary free – soy based/rice based formula and they saw results. Less itch, less poo, and more sleep.
So….what do I have to loose? I have started her on a soy formula, as well as getting a Inner health probiotic called Eczema Shield. I will cut out the farex and stick to just fruits and vegies for a few days and see what happens. Best case, I could end up with a child that is less itchy, less pooing, and maybe even (shock! horror!) sleeping through the night. And there is NOTHING wrong with that! Worse case, she will be as she is now (or actually worse but let’s not go there shall we?!)
And, of course, I will discuss with her GP and get a referral to a dermatologist and food allergy doc just to be sure (but as IF I & google won’t be right). There may be some updates on poo along the way too – so be warned!
Sigh…I used to be an interesting person before I had kids…