Food allergen avoidance: Top tips

Avoiding allergens can be harder than you think. Here are my tips to keep your child safe: Ensure that you have the support of a medical team if your child has a food allergy, and seek support from a qualified children’s dietitian for diet advice. Food Labels – Within the EU food labels should clearlyContinue reading “Food allergen avoidance: Top tips”

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”