I had my LO in September 2013. Since the day he was born, he has been a lot. of. work. Don't get me wrong, he is the light of my life! But, he has a rough road so far. At 4 weeks, he was "diagnosed" with MSPI and I cut out all dairy (EBF at the time). 6 weeks later, we discovered I wasn't producing enough, and had to switch to half BM half Alimentum. He also had colic for the first months of his life and has had severe reflux. So, I BF (and deprived myself of everything I love... know there are other moms out there that did the same for their babes!) and spent a small fortune on Alimentum. At 9 months, we transitioned to Similac Sensitive completely. He thrived. Woo hoo! Same time, he ate scrambled eggs and had hives and swelling lips.
We cut out eggs per pedi's rec. He did well, sorta. He has constant puffy eyes and we use hydrocortisone for eczema about once a week. Last week, my mom fed him pancakes and banana bread and his tongue swelled. My pedi told us to get him skin tested. He tested positive for an egg allergy.
I know there are bumpees on here that have lots of experiences with food allergies. Is there anything that has helped ease your anxiety? Having an epipen has already helped me feel a little more comfortable. Also, how do you breech the discussion with other family members about how serious this is? The grandparents seem to think we are shielding him. I appreciate any words of advice or wisdom you have.