The results are in; we have finally managed to nail down the food allergens that trigger Ewan’s eczema.
Surprise surprise, my dear boy is allergic to egg – both egg white and egg yolk. No wonder his rashes have subsided lately ever since I decided to try an egg-free and chocolate-free diet.
Cow’s milk is also a no-no. Looks like I will have to abandon my plans to wean him at one year old and continue until he’s at least 2 years old to save money on the expensive soymilk formula recommended by Dr Mardziah, which is NeoCate. Poor baby and mommy will have to avoid dairy products for a while.
Out of the 11 foods tested, he’s also allergic to peanuts. I loved and ate lots of peanut butter during pregnancy; I wonder if this is related.
On the bright side, the other tested foods like wheat, fish (cod), chicken, pork, beef, soy, and anchovies are safe for him. So welcome back, my favourite soy!