Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Hi there! First, so sorry you are dealing with all this Momma! :hug I don't have much sage advice as I am a first time Mom, but I would like to share a bit of our story because it's so similar. There are other great ladies on here who I'm sure will give you some really good input!
Our DS also had a bad rash on his face which he rubbed baaack and forth on my shoulder all the time. My gut kept telling me it was eczema not baby acne. He was not much of a comfort nurser, and we did feel like we had difficulty knowing whether he was tired or hungry. During his first growth spurt we gave him formula (4 oz in the evening for a few days) because I thought my supply had not yet caught up to his demand. I regret that now for a lot of reasons, but mostly because looking back I could have come here for other ideas!!! Anyway, what worked? When he fussed I tried nursing first. If he still fussed I didn't stress, I just tried something else, reassuring myself that my supply was good, latch, letdown etc. were good, and maybe he just didn't want to nurse right then and that was ok for us. He loved walking/swaying to Kenney Chesney, and he loved stepping outside just for a moment, too!
Then I found this forum! I read about allergies and eczema (we have strong family history of both on both sides), allergy vs. overactive letdown, other possible causes, etc etc. We saw our pediatrician, who is also an allergist, and that has helped immensely. Loooong story short, I have...