Once you have identified which foods and/or baby formula that causes allergic reactions and triggers eczema, you can begin to eliminate and replace them with nutritious alternatives. If not, this can create nutritional deficiencies in both baby and breast-feeding mother.
If you suspect your baby has a food allergy or sensitivity, but have not done an elimination food challenge, read How to Detect Allergenic Foods through an Elimination Food Challenge.
Important: If you have any cause to suspect that your child has had a severe or anaphylactic reaction to a food, an elimination food challenge should be undertaken only under medical supervision.
Nonetheless, when introducing solids to your baby be sure to gradually introduce solids, one at a time, over the course of three to five days to observe for signs of an allergy or an intolerance.
If you do not suspect your baby has a food allergy (an allergic reaction within minutes or hours), it is still highly recommended that a certain protocol should be followed, the sequential incremental dose method, when introducing highly allergenic foods such as milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, soy and wheat.
Check Out: Meal Planning for Baby Eczema and Allergies for more information and guidance on food allergies, food intolerances and sensitivities that are known cause and worsen eczema. I also provide helpful tips on the best healthy alternatives while on an elimination diet.