DD is nearly 8 months has silent reflux and recently started getting worse as was her eczema so we went back to the paed who said she was likely Cows Milk Protein Intolerant so he put her onto a soy formula. He said that she may also have an intolerance to that because 60% of babies intolerant to Cows Milk Protein are also intolerant to soy.
He also booked us in for a blood test. I had a message from the paed office saying the test came back with a moderate allergy (or intolerance, I can't remember which one they test for in a blood test) to egg and wheat but said nothing about dairy or soy.
Firstly, what does the blood test test for? Allergies or intolerances?
Also, I'm so worried that our next child will also have reflux and allergies as well and I don't want it to take this long to work out what he/she may be allergic to.
What is the earliest they can do blood and skin prick tests on babies to test for allergies and intolerances? Obviously these can be developed over time, but it would be useful to know from birth (if possible) if there are any allergies or intollerances. Can these be tested for in hospital when babies are born?