My baby is 9months old and he has lots of pimply type bumps on his face and tops of arms. They have been there since I introduced solids. Could it be too much fruit/sulphur?
Diet tips to reduce milk rash
- Change from cow's milk to goats milk as goats milk does not contain the complex protein component (casein). Milk allergies are a common cause of milk rash in babies, especially if they also experience colic symptoms (diarrhoea, limited weight gain, flatulence). If you are still breastfeeding it may also help to reduce the amount of cows milk products you are consuming, as the protein component of the milk will also come through the breast milk.
- When introducing foods/ solids into your childs diet start with only one food at a time.
- Add a small amount of slippery elm (1/4 teaspoon) to his food or bottle or add a little to your nipple prior to breastfeeding. Slippery elm has a demulcent (soothing) effect on the digestive tract, helps foods to be assimilated properly and reduces any gastrointestinal irritation/ upsets.
- Reduce the amount of preserved fruits he is eating. Give him pureed fruit instead as it is less harsh on his digestive tract then preserved fruits which contain a lot of sugar.
- Puree brown rice into his vegetables as brown rice is very nutritive and alkalising.
- Add some powdered vitamin C which contains bioflavinoids (Melrose Vitamin C complex with Bioflavinoids is available at health food stores).
In order to get a definitive diagnosis, a full face to face consultation with a qualified Health care professional is required. The following information is of a general nature, intended to increase your knowledge of different health conditions and complimentary therapies available.