User - posted on 03/01/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )
Hey! I started my almost 6 month old on apples because it was what I thought to be the easiest on his very sensitive stomach. I mixed it w/ rice cereal and water the 1st time and he was fine. Next morning I gave him pure apple (gerber organic 1st food) and immediately the skin under his mouth got really red. I need to preface this with the fact that he is furiously teething and it seemed to have already been red, but it definitely got worse. Then, he started strangely arching his back, not crying, but arching and pooching and puckering his lips out like he was trying to kiss, but like REALLY REALLY hard, and sticking his tongue out too. Then 4 hours later he had a horrible screaming fit. I thought that was just his reflux and teething, so I stupidly tried it again, but just a tiny bit in more rice cereal and the reaction was much less, if anything.
My pediatrician said to try vegetables and take him off the apples. I just am confused? Does he have oral allergy syndrome? Will he outgrow that? From what I've read OAS is to RAW fruit/veg. I am just nervous to try another food now. He is on nutramigen formula because he is so sensitive.
Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated! Jessi