Hi- I've been lurking for awhile and figured I should introduce myself. Until I started doing research and reading here, I had no concept of the complexity of allergies. You ladies are some strong mamas!
I have 2 boys, ages 2.5 and 1. Long story short my 1 year old breaks out in a crazy red raised rash when he has raw apples, sweet potatoes(!), peaches and prunes. It took us a lot of trial and error to get here, but his rash is finally clear! Now it's a matter of giving him food without apples or sweet potatoes. (Seems like every single baby food uses one or the other!)
At his 1 year checkup, his hemoglobin was very low- 7.9. We started a vitamin- poly vi sol, and will recheck in 2 weeks. The doc thought it could be because, until recently, he hadn't had a wide variety of solids and maybe hasn't been getting the nutrients he needs. He's been on alumentium formula, which has plenty of iron, so I had thought it would be enough. He's the oatmeal king but hates meat.
I also worry about celiac with him, because it runs in my family- my sister is officially celiac, and my mom can't tolerate any gluten but hasn't been tested. DS had a skin test for wheat and hasn't seemed to have a reaction to any wheat in his diet, but of course I'm always on the lookout. Any celiac mommas run into low hemoglobin as a symptom?
Anyway, has anyone else run into low hemoglobin issues? Suggestions on foods to try?
Thanks in advance- sorry for the novel!