I stopped nursing LO around 8.5 months altogether...I had been slowly weaning her off of breastmilk and on to formula full-time. In the weaning process, she developed horrible patches of (what I thought was excema at first) something all over her body (it got worse the more exclusively she was on formula)...the main concentrations were/are on her belly and back/shoulders. It's raised up, textured, sometimes dry, and gets very red when irritated. I have tried all kinds of cream/ointment/lotion and different essential oils, went exclusively to my Norwex detergent, etc. I've finally come to the conclusion (with doctor and friends help) that she has an allergy to most likely the soy in her formula.
My questions are....Is there a soy-free formula?! Most of what I've seen is formula for babies that have allergies to the milk, therefore switch to soy formula. Also, (I am asking my doctor this, too), is she at a close enough age to 1 that I can simply transition her from formula to regular milk? Opinions, experiences with allergies or skin irritations like this??
Thanks so much!