Hannah Whittaker

CMPA Nutrition Expert

What is CMPA?

As a CMPA nutrition expert, I specialise in making sure babies with Cows Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) get the nutrition they need at a hugely important stage of their life.

Whether your baby has officially been diagnosed with a milk allergy, or you’re worried they have a milk allergy but you feel nobody is listening to you, I can support you with navigating the symptoms of CMPA through evidence based, easy to follow nutritional advice.

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Take the stress out of weaning with CMPA

Cows milk is a staple in most babies’ diets once they start weaning. However, if your little one has CMPA, alternatives need to be found.

Navigating plant based milk, cheese and yogurts and reading labels can be exhausting, but it’s very important that your baby gets the right nutrition at this stage.

As a registered dietitian and an expert in CMPA, I can provide nutritional advice for following a milk-free diet, including meal plans and plant-based dairy alternatives.

I also have some free meal plans available for milk free weaning!

CMPA and The Milk Ladder

It is likely that your little one will grow out of CMPA. In our initial consultation, we will discuss when you can start to re-introduce milk into your child’s diet.

The Milk Ladder is a dairy re-introduction plan recommended by doctors and dietitians, including myself. I can provide you with a comprehensive step-by-step plan, with regular follow-up appointments to check on your little one’s progress. My Ultimate Guide to the Milk Ladder Blog can help to get you started. 

You’ll be provided with all the tools you need to monitor your baby’s tolerance to milk protein, but I’ll also be on hand to support you through the process with guidance specific to your baby. No generic advice or pieces of paper with no explanation.

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I contacted Hannah as I needed some support, my baby had a milk allergy and I wasn’t sure whether I should swich to formula. Hannah was great, she supported me with a milk free diet for me and my baby, and I felt that I knew exactly what to do and look for. Hannah is amazing!

– Milk Allergy Mummy

How can a dietitian help?

Dietitians are qualified and experienced healthcare professionals whose nutritional advice is regulated by law. Most dietitians specialise in one or two areas, and mine is in CMPA and vegan pregnancy.

As a CMPA nutrition expert, I’ll guide you on the steps to a milk-free nutritionally complete diet, which is incredibly important at this stage of your baby’s development.

I can also advise and support you with any questions you might have about your child’s symptoms, CMPA formula and empower you with knowledge on plant-based alternatives for your little one, including plant-based milk.


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Milk Allergy Masterclass

If you’re looking for a comprehensive programme of support for your little one, my Milk Allergy Masterclass is for you. Join an understanding network of parents who are going through the same experience as you, and equip yourself with the tools you need to provide the best care for your infant.

My Milk Allergy Masterclass focuses on the following modules:

Module 1

  • CMPA Symptoms
  • Diagnosing Milk Allergy
  • IgE vs non IgE
  • CMPA and Breastfeeding
  • CMPA Formula

Module 2

  • Milk free weaning
  • Plant based milk
  • What is combination feeding?
  • Baby-led weaning  
  • Weaning worries

Module 3

  • The Milk Ladder
  • What milk after 12 months 
  • Portion size for toddlers 1-3 years
  • Fussy eating

Classes run over a 60-90 minute live video call with a 15min Q&A at the end of the session.

Come and join other mums like you who are struggling with CMPA symptoms, understanding a newly diagnosed CMPA, are navigating weaning on a milk-free diet, or have questions about the milk ladder. 

You can stay with me for the whole of your CMPA journey or pick one module to join. It’s up to you.

Enter your details to join the waitlist, and I’ll contact you when I’m next running my Milk Allergy Masterclass.

Latest articles on CMPA nutrition

When to start weaning – Expert Dietitian Guide

When to start weaning – Expert Dietitian Guide

As a new parent, there are many milestones to look forward to with your baby, and one of the most significant ones is weaning (or complementary feeding). The weaning process is the introduction of solid foods into your baby's diet and I talk frequently about when to...

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Milk Allergy Formula

Milk Allergy Formula

The Complete Guide for Babies with CMPA. Milk allergy or cows milk protein allergy is one of the most common food allergies in babies. Milk allergy effects 2-3% of babies under 6 months old and unfortunately, it can lead to a very unsettled baby and in some...

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Oat milk for babies

Oat milk for babies

and other plant based milks - The Ultimate Guide As a dietitian specialising in milk allergy I get many questions about choosing a plant based milk for babies and toddlers, especially when starting the milk ladder. Mums are worried which one is best as there are so...

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Any other questions?

I know it can be overwhelming to discover your baby has a milk allergy. If you’re unsure about whether to book a consultation, I offer a free, 15 minute discovery call so that you can ask me any questions you have. Just send me a message and we’ll get it booked in!