Tamitha - posted on 09/24/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
My question is multi-layered. My son (3 month 3 weeks) was just diagnosed with eczema - most likely a food/milk allergy. I really don't know if cutting out dairy or certain foods for 2+ weeks at a time to figure out what the problem is will be too stressful since my husband just deployed and I have a 5 year old too. My doctor suggested either Nutramigen (Enfamil) or Alimentum (Similac) since he is already taking a bottle twice a day (8oz total) and nursing 4-5 times a day. But I think to see if this is helping his eczema I would have to give up nursing for 2+ weeks. I have enjoyed nursing this time, especially since his reflux was diagnosed he is eating better and not pulling off and arching his back.
So the question is, has anyone every used either of these formulas, or dealt with eczema? And what did you do?