My 8.5 month old has had issues with solids for a while.. we gave a few things around 5.5 months and then stopped because it seemed to make her spit up more. She is a happy spitter since birth... when she had solids she would spit up 30-40 times a day! her norm at that time is about 10-20 times a day. We tried again around 7 months and same thing... and now at 8.5 months.( her regular spitting up had decreased to less than 5 times a day. She was doing ok for a few days and today I gave her some cheese- the 2 days prior she had some plain yogurt... not alot just a few bites. She now has been spitting up alot, is all red around her anus, has pooped 5 times today (some of them slightly greenish). I looked on kellymom and she has several things that would fall under potential allergy
red rash around anus ( maybe just because she has pooped so much today)
increased spitting up
We aren't really doing pureed stuff or cereal.. most just table food in teeny tiny bites that she can self feed or soft things like applesauce and humus.
IF she had a allergy to wheat or dairy .. would she have a problem with my breastmilk? Would she be able to nurse and be fine but have all these issues when I feed her dairy or wheat in the solid food form?
I thought I Had read that allergy testing in children younger than 12 months isn't very accurate.
My original plan was just to nurse her till12 months and then try solids but she wants food so bad she whines and yells until we give her something to eat.- I have a hard time not giving her anything and then eating in front of her.
How would they test her to see if she had an allergy to wheat or dairy? Is it a blood test or skin test?
No one in the family has food allergies but my husband has pretty significant allergies to dust, pollen, animal dander.. etc