Expert Dietitian supporting 

Children with Food Allergies

I’m here for you! 

Are you navigating the maze of food allergy with your little one – struggling to get a diagnosis, finding weaning or mealtimes overwhelming, and confused about whether you can reintroduce these foods into your child’s diet.

If you suspect your baby has a food allergy, and you’re not getting any support then please get in touch.

I’ll give you the confidence to know that you’re receiving the correct advice and that you are making the right choices when it comes to your little one’s nutrition.

Did you know that 1 in 13 children have a food allergy – that’s at least 2 in every classroom at school. 42% of these children have had a severe reaction to a food allergen (take a look at the stats).

 

I contacted Hannah for support with the milk ladder for my daughter Isabella and it is the best thing I have done! I was overwhelmed and didn’t have a clue and Hannah helped me. She provided a detailed yet easy-to-understand plan, tailored specifically for Isabella’s needs showing me what portions to give, and what to do if Isabella had a reaction and she made everything easy.

 

She took the time to explain every step in plain language.

 

I owe so much of that to Hannah’s expertise and compassionate support. I wholeheartedly recommend her to any parent navigating similar challenges with their child’s diet.

 

Emma, mum to Isabella, age 2

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Expert in pregnancy and childhood nutrition

Evidence based advice

Helping mums feel empowered

Food allergy in children is on the rise and there can be some scary and dangerous advice out there when it comes to making dietary choices for your child.

Nutritional research is continually giving us new advice on how to treat and manage food allergies. I want to share that information with you, take away the worry and help you to feel empowered.
I can support you when you don’t know where to turn and your head is spinning with conflicting advice.

How can I help you?

I am a Specialist food allergy Dietitian. I have many years of knowledge and experience to support and empower you on your journey. Read on to find out how I can help you, or feel free to get in touch.

Food Allergy

Navigating food allergies can be overwhelming, especially if symptoms start from birth. Milk allergy in infants often appears first as milk is the sole source of nutrition from birth.

Recognising milk allergy symptoms may be confusing and this is where I can support.

When it comes time to wean, new concerns may arise. Weaning is already a significant transition, and it becomes even more daunting if you suspect your child is reacting to certain foods.

The most common allergies in children are peanuts and milk, but other frequent triggers include eggs, fish, shellfish (like crab, lobster, crayfish, and shrimp), soy, tree nuts (such as pecans, cashews, and walnuts), and wheat.

I understand how scary and stressful food allergies can be, and I’m here to help you through every step:
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Diagnosis Support

I can help you recognise the signs of food allergies and guide you through getting a correct diagnosis.

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Weaning Guidance

I’ll provide you with strategies to introduce solids safely while keeping an eye out for potential allergic reactions.

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Nutritional Planning

I’ll ensure your child gets all the essential nutrients despite any dietary restrictions, so they can grow and thrive.

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Allergy Management

I’ll offer practical advice on avoiding allergens, reading food labels, and managing accidental exposures.

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Ongoing Support

I’m here for you with flexible online appointments, whether you need a quick check-in or more detailed advice.

With my blend of scientific knowledge and real-life experience, I’ll empower you with the tools and confidence to make the best nutritional decisions for your child. You’re not alone on this journey – I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Hannah Whittaker - Expert in pregnancy and childhood nutrition

Hannah Whittaker

Expert Support for infants with Food Allergy

Not only am I a fully qualified and experienced dietitian, I’m also a mum of two! I have a combination of science-backed knowledge, and real-life, practical experience of raising little ones.

I’ve been where you are now. I understand the struggles of being a mum, and how difficult it can be to navigate all the information out there. 

That’s why I’ll always provide you with practical, easy-to-follow guidelines for you and your baby. I’ll also empower you with the tools you need to know you’re making the best nutritional decisions going forward.

Media Work

I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience through media work, and I regularly write articles on food allergy from bump2baby and beyond for various publications. I’ve also appeared on TV’s channel 5 as an advisory dietitian for the programme ‘Secrets Of Your Supermarket Food’.

 

Hannah was so warm and friendly to talk to. She is very knowledgeable about CMPA and was able to deliver all the science and evidence in an accessible way. She made us a simple day-to-day plan which has taken the guess work out of treating CMPA. She also sent recipes to follow. Would highly recommend!

 

 

 

Caoimhe mum to Ailsa age 1 year 7 months

Through pregnancy and beyond

Here for you

Not only am I here for your little one but I can also be here for you. If you have a food allergy and are worried during pregnancy get in touch. I’ll be here to make sure you and your little one are getting the best nutrition possible.

You don’t have to go through this alone. With only Google as your guide and NHS wait times at an all time high, having an expert in allergy in children who you can turn to can be a huge relief. You can rest assured that you’re making the right nutritional decisions.

Flexible online appointments

I know that being a parent can be a little chaotic and stressful at times, which is why I offer my one-to-one consultations online for maximum flexibility.

As well as initial assessment appointments, I offer follow-ups that can be between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on whether you just need a quick chat, or more in depth advice.
I also have plenty of free resources you can access immediately, such as easy to follow soya, egg and milk ladder guides, allergy friendly recipes and weaning guides. Remember all the information I share with you is science-backed and based on the real evidence on food allergy.

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Get in Touch

If you have any questions, or you’d like to book a consultation, just send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!