Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Allergies and Solids–Updates!

The last few weeks we’ve been trying Mason with cow’s milk in various forms to see his reaction.  We started with yogurt.  A week with no increase in eczema or other symptoms(diarrhea, stomach cramps, etc).  Then we began to make his sippy of formula with 4 oz. of Alimentum and 2 oz. of milk.  A week with no adverse reaction. 

That brought us to last Friday when we were down to the last of the Alimentum formula.  We decided it was a great weekend to see how he did with just plain old milk in his sippy.  So far it’s going great!  The only change we have noticed are his bowel movements are softer.  I suspect it is because the milk is not iron-fortified like the formula.  And for Mason it’s a positive change because it means he doesn’t need as much Miralax to keep things moving. 

We are still not going anywhere near soy as that had a much faster and more uncomfortable reaction when he had it as a baby (full rash over his entire body the first day).  We’re going to ride through this next month or two watching the dairy and continuing to work with Mason to transition off purees completely. 

In that department – Mason no longer eats only complete purees.  He’s finally willing to chew on and sometimes eat real table food.  Things he’s liked so far:

  • grapes
  • pickles
  • cucumber
  • banana bread
  • plain pasta (well, he tries it)
  • apples (hilarious to watch him gnawing on a peeled apple, but he tends to spit it back out half the time)
  • cheerios
  • he also ate about half a chocolate chip cookie when we made some over the weekend. 

Things he really could live without:

  • banana
  • watermelon
  • strawberries
  • most breads
  • most grains, oatmeal, rice, etc.

He has been getting most veggies pureed and likes about any kind you offer.  I plan to start steaming some vegetables for dinner each night to offer him.  We’ll see what he thinks!

1 comment:

  1. That's great! We've been trying dairy and soy with W this week too! I have some Alimentum that I was going to send your way if things didn't go well for us, but I'm so glad you probably don't need it either!!


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