Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Annie | 2012-03-30

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The pink pimples can be an allergy?

Try cutting some food out of your diet. Food that normally causes allergies and see how it goes.
There is different views on this as some clever people says that the breastmilk do not contain egg, fish etc but rather the protien and vitamins inside.

My baby suffered from enzema, but really bad. And as soon as I stopped eating fish and seafood it made a turn for the better.

Please just try this. Especially if their is food allergies in your or daddys family - that would be the place to start.

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Posted by: Purple | 2012-03-30

As we eat most foods in moderation, for most breastfeeding moms there is no need to cut anything from their diet while breastfeeding, and baby is unlikely to be having any reaction to anything mom eats.

However, for people who have a history of allergy in their family or the babies dads family - say for example to sea food or shell fish or peanuts, those moms should probably be cautious about eating those foods and it might be best to avoid them - for every other nursing mom- she can go ahead and eat them in moderation.

The most common food in moms diet that causes a reaction in baby is the protein in dairy products. However, it is still not that common for a baby to react to dairy in moms diet.

If ever a mom thinks that her baby is fussy or has symptoms caused by something in her diet, she should keep a diary of the symptoms (they will occur within 1-3 hours of her having eaten the food usually), and then not eat the food for about a week and continue to keep a diary of baby''s symptoms, and then after this time, re-introduce the food again and continue to keep a diary of baby''s symptoms to see if they reoccur. Memory is not hte best way to remember so she should write things down. This helps mom not to have to unneccessarily restrict her diet (making breastfeeding an annoyance for her) if her baby is just having some fussy days (which babies do) unrelated to what mom is eating or drinking.

Many babies have pimples and spots - millia or baby acne or even heat rash from being covered in blankets (babies thermostats work fine withing hours of birth if they are skin to skin with mom, and as babies don''t move around as much as mom, putting a vest on under their clothes is all the extra warmth they need. having cold hands and feet are normal for babies, feel down babies back to see if baby is too hot or too cold). Also, nobody loses most heat from their heads - including babies - that little gem of an old wives tale is based on a faulty study - heads lose the same amount of heat as hands and feet do.

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