My son has had excema also since a few months old and my daughter had a reaction to formula and nobody could tell me why except for one early childhood nurse who seems to know a lot about allergies in early childhood. She also gave me some written information on allergies. It says
-Where possible exclusively breastfeed your infant up to 6 months of age. If not possible or desirable use formula.
- Delay introduction of solids unitl after 6 months.
- Introduce solids slowly beginning with low allergen foods such as rice products, pear, apple, potato, choko, zucchini, chicken and lamb.
The reason for food allergy in the first 12 months is thought to b beacsue of immaturity of a babies digestive tract and immune system.
But i guess if she isn't satisfied with breast milk or formula she may need that little bit extra. There are also a couple of websites mentioned. They are
www.allergy.org.au and www.foodallergy.org
I hope i have been of some help.
Cassie,NSW, Blair 27/9/01, Mackenzie 19/5/04