I feel like I am somewhat of a “mom expert” when it comes to eczema, or I like to believe that anyway. Another naive young me thinking that having a baby was all about baby eating, pooping, sleeping and repeat! But there are so many in betweens! My husband was a little more of a pro when it came to our first as he did pretty much everything for his brother when he was a baby (they are 13 years apart!). Needless to say I relied heavily on hubby. With my first I was unable to breastfeed I was literally producing water, I tried mixed feeding but after about 6 weeks I was done physically and emotionally, my child was now exclusively on formula. The decision to just quit was a tough one and I can tell you that I honestly felt as a failure as a mother to my baby and I was really scared to tell people in my life feeling that they would judge me. I had family telling me how important breast feeding is, my doctor, friends etc, so not being able to was really hard. But at the end of the day my sanity and not being exhausted from just pumping being stressed about my milk production was more important to me.
So the decision was made and the little guy was on formula but then it started Continue reading