How to Manage Baby Reflux

What is reflux? Reflux is very common in babies, and almost all babies will demonstrate some signs of reflux such as bringing up small amounts of milk or vomiting, during or soon after a feed. This is because the opening between a baby’s stomach and oesophagus (the lower oesophageal sphincter) is weak, and so theContinue reading “How to Manage Baby Reflux”

Cow’s Milk Allergy: choosing a plant based alternative

Other animal milks such as goat or sheep’s milk are NOT a recommended alternative to cow’s milk in cow’s milk allergy, as these proteins usually cause the same allergic reactions due to their structures being so similar. Plant based milks are usually recommended as an alternative after 6 months of age IN FOOD e.g. forContinue reading “Cow’s Milk Allergy: choosing a plant based alternative”

Cow’s Milk Allergy

Cow’s milk allergy is the most common allergy I see as a paediatric dietitian, and it can be very distressing for babies and their families at an already stressful time. Cow’s milk is not the same as a lactose intolerance as it involves the protein rather than the sugar in cow’s milk. Risk Factors: FamilyContinue reading “Cow’s Milk Allergy”

Allergies

Do you think your baby or child has a food allergy or intolerance? Over the next few weeks I will be covering the most common food allergies I see in children. Today’s post is an overview of allergies, however if you are concerned about a specific food allergy or intolerance feel free to get inContinue reading “Allergies”