If your baby has eczema and it is time that he is weaned, you will want to be careful of the foods that you give him. You can test the safety of foods that your baby is about to begin eating more and more of. This article will give you some pointers on weaning a baby that has eczema.
Let's back up briefly. If you are in a position that you can breastfeed your baby, you will want to make sure that you do so. Breastfeeding a baby that has eczema is one of the best things that you can do for him, especially if you are eating high quality and nutritious foods that keep you and your baby from having high factors of inflammation running around inside of you.
If you find that while breastfeeding your baby has an eczema flare up, while the cause of this is more likely to be from some other form, the food that you are eating should also be scrutinized. The way you will do this is you will not eat that food for two weeks. At the end of the two week period, you will eat the food and look to see if there is a reaction in your baby. If there is one, then maybe you have found a food that he is allergic to. You will now know to avoid this particular food.
If there is no reaction, then you can conclude for now that maybe that food was not the source of the problem. However, you will not want to just go out and load yourself up with that food again. In fact, if you really felt strongly that a particular food may have been a part of the problem, and then you may want to test the food on more than one occasion.
When you are weaning your child you will want to adopt a similar approach that checks for allergens going into his body. What you will want to do is introduce one new food at a time. As you introduce a food you will wait for 4 days looking for a reaction before you introduce a new food. If there are no problems, then you add another food and another until he is eating a regular diet.
Some foods that you will not want your baby to eat at too young an age are peanuts, seafood, honey and milk. These foods are known to produce eczema flare ups, and all tend to be popularly associated with causing food allergies.
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Broyde McDonald is an experienced writer on the subject of Eczema Treatments