Now, it’s not what you think. I’m not cutting my calories, joining Weight Watchers, or going on an all-juice fast. I’m not even doing it because I want to lose weight, although it will inevitably be a nice side effect, I’m sure.
Because of that picture, I will be eliminating the 8 top allergens from my diet immediately. Jonah’s eczema started as a mild baby rash that has just gotten out of control with the more time that passes. I’ve been through this with Sadie and all of her allergies, so I have no clue why I didn’t connect the dots until today, but he obviously has some major food allergies that are being passed through my milk from what I am eating.
It hit me like a ton of bricks today when I realized the past few weeks he has been increasingly fussy instead of his normal calm, his sleeping has deteriorated drastically, and his eczema has simultaneously taken off to the point of pure pain, I’m sure. There is no doubt in my mind all of these factors collide with the same mystery cause.
I sent my friend in Arizona the picture of his back and she called me two minutes later and the tears were already flowing. Breastfeeding is the best thing you can do for your baby’s health and immunity. It kills me and pains me that I am obviously causing a bad reaction for his little body. Luckily, she’s amazing with words and has been through the battle and back with her daughter and gave me my battle plan along with a good dose of encouragement.
I will be taking out the following allergens from my diet for quite a while and will be slowly adding in one at a time until I am sure of the culprit(s):
- Tree nuts (such as walnuts or almonds)
Please pray for our little guy and that he gets relief soon. Breaks a Mama’s heart.