I have read the information thread, but would just like a bit of extra advice, if possible!
I have an 11 week old fully breastfed boy who has developed eczema. It started on his face (which has cleared up), his scalp (which has also cleared up not before taking half a head of hair!!), and is now happily creeping down his arms. Today it is looking angrier than ever before.
I have booked him into the GP on Sunday, but would like advice from people who have experienced this, so I know what has worked for others, and what products to ask about and which to avoid at all costs.
My almost 2yo DD has only had the odd spot and we were told just to put on some 1% sigmacort sparingly, but this eczema is a lot more serious, and I want to nip it in the bud if I can.
Up until the other day, I was daily moisturising with Sorbolene, unknowingly making things worse!! A couple of friends put me right on that front, and I have now started bathing and moisturising in Cetaphil. Is this right?
I would love to avoid steroid creams if I can, but I would love to hear from anyone who has been breastfeeding and their baby has developed eczema WHILE being breasfed, not just later down the track. What are the triggers from OUR diets that people have noticed and personally experienced?? I hate to think that I am causing this. All the info says that breastfeeding reduces the chances of eczema down the track, so I feel like all the hard work we have put into feeding is becoming a waste. Sad, really. I won't stop because of all the other good benefits, but it is kinda a kick in the guts.
Anyway, would love to hear from anyone and everyone, particularly those who have had troubles early on like me! Help!
Have a great day...