Dairy is typically never recommended for eczema sufferer, however various sources give different opinions on other sources of milk other than cows. Cow’s milk is highly allergenic to most people with eczema. The dilemma is that our son really enjoys his milk and he felt extremely deprived from his morning ritual.
With the suggestion of a friend, we wanted to try goat’s milk and see if this would help our son to get his milk while not aggravating his eczema. Based on the this friend’s experience with his son, when he was a few months old, after being introduced to cow’s milk he broke out in terrible rashes. Only after they switched to goat’s milk, the rashes subsided and they never had that issue again.
I understand that with everything your miles may vary and this may or may not work for our son. But we will give this a try and monitor the progress carefully.
Update 2019-08-07: We had to stop giving goat milk to our little one as his eczema was still lingering. It didn’t seem to make it worse, but we couldn’t see any improvement at all. So at this point, we’ve stopped giving any dairy products.
One thing we learn from this though that your child palate is still very moldable. As much as our little one looked almost like a “dairy addict”, within two weeks of stopping it, he also stopped looking for it. In the mean time, we’ve introduced cashew nuts as part of his diet and he started to look for it as his dairy substitute.
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