The Living Hell of Baby Eczema
As I was reading it some Scooby Doo style weirdness happened and I wasn't looking at the face of another boy, I was looking at Alfie and reading someone else tell our story.
He was covered from head to foot in raw, weeping, crusty eczema that would come off on you when you hugged him.
He had a particular smell that seems to have ingrained into everything he touched and destroyed the vast majority of his clothes.
- We fed Alfie formula based on goat milk rather than the hydrolysed or moo juice versions.
- We cut out eggs and shop bought bread because they made him worse.
- We used a combination of hydrocortisone and an emollient made of beeswax and chamomile.
They seem like three easy bullet points but they took us months trial and error.
We were just grateful to have found the magic combination that gave our son back his life.
Dealing with baby eczema is about trying different things to see what works and this post may contain an idea you haven't tried before. If it works, let me know, I'd love to hear your success story.
Figuring prevention was better than cure, I religiously took a probiotic that contained LGG and Bb-12 strains with both the girls. Thanks to my PPCM I didn't always make much milk but even if it was a mere drop, made damn sure they had some of my milk at every feed for the first three months.
In parenting terms, that's all the victory I need.
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