Okay! Ultimately receiving about to sharing some stories about our journey so far with difficult some allergens!
Our Cow’s milk protein challenge has had its ups and downs more than the previous couple of months. At initial we believed it was going nicely, and then as we enhanced the amounts of baked goods with milk (she was possessing 1 muffin 3x per week, gradually enhanced to 1x per day), we noticed her eczema receiving truly negative, and practically stopped altogether.
We had a great meeting with our allergist who explained that even although it is a rough transition, considering that she fundamentally had under no circumstances ingested cows milk herself prior to, that is it is worth it in the extended run to push by way of. So we did. We treated the eczema the finest we could and ultimately the reactions stopped taking place.
Then it came time for challenge aspect two! Yogurt! I was SO nervous. I didn’t comprehend how we could go straight to yogurt, but our medical professional is pretty progressive and believes she could do it devoid of a reaction, so we trusted the specialist! And she passed!We began with 3x per week for about two months, with baked goods on the alternate days, and then gradually enhanced to 1x per day, and some baked goods sprinkled in there also!
We did have a couple of problems with yogurt- for instance she would react with hives and intense itchy ness to some brands and not to other people. But we located the brands that operate for her and will gradually continue the trials with other brands as we continue the journey. I will say that I’m not positive how we survived devoid of yogurt for so extended mainly because this kid loves it so substantially she gets exceptionally upset if we take away the container prior to receiving to lick the inside of the cup and the lid!
A couple of weeks back, we decided that it was 1 to move up the ladder a bit. We began gradually introducing snacks like goldfish that contain baked cheese, and in the coming weeks the subsequent step will be actual cheese and then glasses of cows milk!
We cannot think how far she has come, and how what was after the hardest allergy to stay clear of, has come to be 1 of the most difficult to reintroduce. Milk proteins are in the almost everything and I really feel like I became an specialist of acquiring this hidden ingredient, and so it feels extremely odd to purposefully give her what was after an allergen. I nonetheless get scared each and every time I give her a yogurt, or attempt one thing new like permitting her to consume one thing that I didn’t let her have even three weeks ago. I know the feeling will gradually go away, and I do not know that we will ever go back to working with cows milk exclusively, but it is good to have peace of thoughts that at least possessing 1 much less allergy opens up some extra doors for her and some area in the be concerned region of my brain! I’m intrigued about how the subsequent phase will go, and hopefully will get to share some extra optimistic news with you extremely quickly!