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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Luke has an allergy

We got our results from Monday's allergy tests and they are surprising, to say the least. The foods we thought would be flagged (rice and peaches) showed no signs of Luke being allergic to them. On the other hand, they ran a whole panel of other common allergens that he has not yet had (tree nuts, shellfish, etc.) and he tested positive for a peanut allergy. UGH! It's a class 3 allergy, which our doctor described as a "mid-class." From what he explained, class 1 and class 2 allergies are likely to be false positives or to go away as children age, but when you move up to class 3, it's more serious. He didn't mention anything regarding an EpiPen, although he did tell me to cut back on the peanut products I'm ingesting while nursing.

On the nursing front, we have gone through four full days without him wanting the breast. It's still pretty frustrating - I'm not pumping nearly enough for him and I don't have much of a freezer supply. I'm going to get in touch with a lactation consultant tomorrow to see if there's anything else I can do.

Otherwise, he's continuing to do well with some new solids. He ate pears and applesauce for breakfast and a almost an entire jar of apricots/pears/apples for dinner. Hopefully this progress continues! Here's the happy guy post-dinner.

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