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.

When can my baby have chocolate? Expert Guide

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30 Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium for Milk Allergy

30 Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium for Milk Allergy

When your little one has a milk allergy and you're avoiding dairy products you may worry whether they are getting enough calcium in their diet. As a dietitian specialising in milk allergy,  I understand the concerns and questions that bubble up during this...

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Are Candy Canes Dairy Free? Let’s find out! 

Are Candy Canes Dairy Free? Let’s find out! 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and one sweet treat many of us love at this time of year is the tasty red and white peppermint flavor of candy canes. As an Expert Dietitian specialising in supporting children with food allergies I'm eager to explore a...

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11 Best Plant Based Sour Creams for 2024

11 Best Plant Based Sour Creams for 2024

*post updated 16/7/2024* One of the exciting developments in the world of plant-based foods is the variety of delicious alternatives to dairy product. This is especially crucial for families with children with milk allergy. Want to know my round of the 11 Best Plant...

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Is Cotton Candy Dairy-Free? Here’s the answer

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The 11 Best Infant Multivitamins with Iron 2024

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Dates (Deglet Noor) vs Medjool Dates; A Comparison

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Have you ever stood in your local grocery stores, staring at the different types of dates, and wondered what is the difference between standard Dates vs Medjool dates?  The world of dates has thousands of varieties. This sweet fruit has not only graced tables in the...

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33 Halloween Treat Ideas for Babies & Toddlers: 2024

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Halloween is a time of spooky stories, playful costumes, and delightful treats that often lean toward the sugary side. These 33 Halloween Treat Ideas for Babies are sure to make this festive season extra special with some healthy alternatives. If you're...

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The Simple Guide: Are Bagels Dairy Free?

The Simple Guide: Are Bagels Dairy Free?

If your baby has a cow's milk protein allergy and you're looking for something for snack time or you are a breastfeeding mum following a milk protein-free diet you might be wondering: Are bagels dairy-free? This question is also crucial if your family follows a vegan...

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What age can babies drink cold formula milk? 2024

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One of the most frequent concerns for new parents is the temperature of their baby's formula. Is it safe to give your baby cold formula, or should you always warm it up, and what age can babies drink cold formula milk safely? With various opinions and advice, it can...

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