Milk Allergy Resources

 

Milk Allergy (Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy)

What is Milk Allergy?

Milk allergy, also known as cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA), is one of most common allergy in babies.
It occurs when the immune system mistakenly thinks proteins in cow’s milk are harmful and triggers an allergic reaction. Symptoms can range from mild to more severe. Recognising and managing a milk allergy early is crucial for a babies development and safety. Read more about the symptoms of milk allergy.

Milk Allergy Expert

As an expert in milk allergy, I will make sure your baby gets the support they need. No long wait times, no jargon, but real-life advice and support. I can help you navigate the symptoms of milk allergy through evidence-based, easy-to-follow nutritional advice. I’m here to assist with milk-free weaning and can guide you on how to reintroduce milk into your baby’s diet when the time is right.

Take the Stress Out of Weaning with Milk Allergy

Cow’s milk contained foods are a staple in most babies’ diets once they start weaning. However, if your little one has a milk allergy, alternatives need to be found. Navigating plant-based milk, cheese, and yogurts, and reading labels can be exhausting, but it’s crucial that your baby gets the right nutrition and advice at this stage.

As a registered dietitian and an expert in milk allergy, 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!

Hannah Whittaker - UK Childhood Dietitian
Milk Ladder

Milk Allergy & The Milk Ladder

The Milk Ladder is generally recommended by most doctors and dietitians to help reintroduce milk back into your baby’s diet. I’ve got to be honest, this can be a bit confusing, can’t it? But, I can provide you with a step-by-step plan with more information than you could have ever imagined.

Recipes, personalised guides, how to track symptoms – I’ve got it all! My Simple Guide to the Milk Ladder 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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