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For the Love of Food! Nursing & Eczema

In honor of the coming National Breastfeeding Month in August, I wanted this post to cater to mom’s nursing children with eczema. It’s a crazy world of eczema and moms of itchy babies must stick together! When my daughter was younger, around 2 months old, she was diagnosed with eczema. I had NO idea what journey we were about to walk down. As I read up on eczema, what it was and what triggered it, I was surprised to find out that there are so many unanswered questions! So many ‘if- then’ statements. While I’m not expert or doctor on Read More

MILD ECZEMA? WHAT IS ECZEMA?

What is that? How does it start? When does the madness end? Does it end? These are some of the many questions that cloud parents’ minds after their child has been diagnosed with eczema. If you have never experienced eczema before, it can be shocking to see the inflammed patches take over your little ones body. And the scratching can be literally nonstop! Not to mention, the bewildered looks from strangers looking at your child’s skin. So what’s a parent to do?   So what exactly is eczema? Eczema goes far beyond dry skin or a bit of an itch. Read More

DAIRY ALLERGIES JUST GOT EASIER

In the US, the American cow has taken over. We are addicted to dairy: cheese, yogurt, and especially milk. Yet, having a toddler with dairy allergies can prove to be challenging unless you’re open to new ideas and flavors. Today’s technologies and innovations has given us many alternative options: rice, soy, almond and goats milk. New to some and known to others, I’ve recently come across hemp milk. There are pros and cons to any milk outside of breastmilk. Will it have enough nutrients? Is it medically healthy? Does it contain omega-3 and 6s? Is it safe? What are the Read More