I haven't been on the bump in a while, and used to use the July 2012 moms board all the time, but now I have some allergy issues creeping up and thought I would reach out to the allergy board. Sorry if this gets long.
LO is on soy formula, she had dairy sensitivities as a little one. I was EBF and was fine, until I had to go on two rounds of intense antibiotics for a nasty infection and my supply tanked. So we switched to regular formula which resulted in liquid diapers. I put her on soy formula and her diapers returned to normal so we stuck with it. Around 4 months old I noticed a splochy back, not dry, no texture change, just red splotches. My Pedi told me at her 6 month and 9 month check ups that she was just a splotchy baby.
I just fed her ham the other day, and she broke out in hives, then last night it dawned on me that her splotchy back started before we introduced solids so I am thinking she may be allergic to soy too. I don't know what to feed her now....she is supposed to be weaning off of formula, but I also feel like I have to pull all her food and reintroduce again and really pay attention...better than I did the first time around. I didn't realize the hives were hives, I have seen them on her before and thought she scratched herself, she usually gets 2-3 and they are on her head (bald) so I mistook them as scratches. My mom, an RN saw them last night and told me they were hives...(feeling like a bad mommy)
I called the pedi, who just last week told me she would not send her to an allergist, but that was before the hives...so I am waiting for them to call me back, but am also feeling impatient and thought I would see if any of you had any advise. I bought Nutramigin today, but then saw that it has Soy in it. I am at a confused loss as to what to feed my baby.
Again...sorry for the long rambling post. Thanks to anyone who has any advise.