Disclaimer – This is not medical advice. This is my personal opinion of what worked for me.
Before my second son was born, I had my mind made up to only breast feed. I breast-fed my first child for only one month, and I wanted to make sure I breast-fed my second son for a longer time. When my second son Jasiel was born, I breast-fed him. When he was two months old, I noticed my milk started to dry up. I cried and began to be disappointed, until my husband talked some sense into me. Not everyone can breast feed their children and it’s okay. It does not make you less of a mother or anything. Making sure your baby get’s his or her nutrition is what is most important.
I first introduced Jasiel to Enfamil, he would drink it just as if it was breast milk. Three weeks later, I noticed his skin color changed and looked lighter. Then I noticed white spots on his stomach. As soon as I saw that, I knew he had eczema. I brought him to the doctor and they confirmed it was eczema; she immediately changed his formula to Similac Alimentium. I noticed his skin started to clear up in a few weeks.
I could not believe it! Josiah’s pediatrician never told me about changing formula. I guess that is why he suffered with eczema for two years. I know that’s a long time, right? One thing that I know that hurts a mother, is to see her child in pain. I am so thankful for Jasiel’s doctor. Since I have changed his formula, I noticed that his eczema rarely flares up and now you cannot really tell that he has eczema and that makes me so happy. If your child is formula fed, please contact your pediatrician and ask if you can change his or her formula. Changing his formula worked for me and it can work for you too.