Re: many diet restrictions due to eczema - should I switch to formula?
I think your diet sounds fine. Even mothers in impoverished countries with VERY poor nutrition make good breast milk.
So, I sure that your diet is more than adequate to make wonderful food for your baby. And believe me, "hypoallergenic" formula is NOT a guarantee that the excema will get better. In fact your baby could not tolerate it well. So, if baby is growing and gaining weight, I'd stick with what's working. Sounds like your doing an awesome job, mama!
And excema often gets better as baby gets older. My friend's baby had SEVERE excema in infancy, and by preschool, it's almost totally gone.
Mom to Laura (3/1/06)