It’s official. We finally got the results in for Oster’s blood draw. He is allergic to milk. The doctor said that he MAY outgrow it after a year but in the meantime stay clear of anything with milk in it.
Like most parents, we speculated his allergy after he had two separate reactions. One at 7 months and the other at the beginning of February. The first one scared the pants off of us. We mixed some milk-based formula with his cereal and immediately on contact his face became red and tiny white welts appeared. The formula had everything in it from soy to [enter ingredient here]; the reaction could have been from anything. The second time he had a baby treat with processed cheese and his lip swelled up and blistered. He really looked like he was in a bar fight. Poor Oster.
Our pediatrician ordered the blood draw and lo and behold that is the only thing they found Oster allergic to: Milk. It looks like I’ll be spending some time finding recipes for milk-free treats for his 1st birthday. I should have enough time to nail the recipes by then!