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Saturday, 24 March 2012

The new path - allergies/intolerances

Finding solutions to a problem is rarely a straight course, as has been the case for finding solutions to our baby's condition. Looking back at my blog and thinking about our journey so far, there have been many times I think we may be on the right path, only to find that it has led us on to a new path. For instance, the 'back to basics' diet we tried sent baby's symptoms through the roof and we realised that he suffers with non IgE mediated food allergies and intolerances with reactions that last for DAYS! What does this mean for us now then? What's the new path? I'm going to try a low histamine diet as he has shown reactions to some foods that contain histamine. He can't tolerate dairy or wheat. He's shown allergic reactions to egg and nuts (?) and is still reacting, which must be to foods in my diet. Through researching on the net, I've found foods high in histamine, in a nutshell, are:
Processed meats
Fermented foods
Citrus fruits (banana is also suspect, so will have that moderately)
Dairy products
Tomatoes, aubergine (eggplant), spinach
Fish (unless gutted and eaten fresh)
Alcohol ... Not that I drink it, but it might be useful information for those who are interested in this diet.

  I've also found a fantastic piece written by doctors on Australia to do with babies with allergies and intolerances. I'll hopefully be able to work out how to share a link successfully on here, for once, and post it! It describes my baby well, and how best to wean him. If the link doesn't work then google the 'food intolerant allergic baby' and it should be the first link.


  1. Wow, just read the link and this sounds so much like Lucas its almost unbelievable. i really admire you for carrying on researching and for your dedication to radically changing your diet and for continuing to breastfeed past your normal cut off point. Lucas is very lucky to have such a dedicated mother and I know he will thank you for all you have done for him when he is a strong, healthy young man.

  2. Thankyou Eleanor! Thank you for reading it, thank you for knowing us and our situation! Thank you for helping!