Milk allergy

Question: Milk protein allergy

Q: ”Between one and six months my baby’s weight was consistently between the 25th and 50th centile. She is now a year old and her weight has dropped to the 9th centile. She is allergic to cow’s milk protein – while I was breastfeeding if I ate dairy products she would react with vomiting, severe abdominal…

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Child development when they are sleeping

Did you know children grow when they are asleep?

Most parents would think twice before putting their children’s feet into ill fitting shoes which could potentially harm their development, so why are many parents unaware that a thin, cheap and unsupported mattress can affect a child’s growth? A two year old child can grow 2 ½ inches (6cm)* per year until adolescence. After this…

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Omega 3 supplements

Omega-3 supplements for pregnant women

Omega-3 supplments have shown shown some amazing results for pregnant women and their babies chances of being affected by eczema ad egg allergies. The largest ever clinical study to provide omega-3 supplements to pregnant women, published in the British Medical Journal has demonstrated remarkable effects with respect to eczema and allergy in their babies including…

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Nuts and allergies

Coping with allergies at Christmas

We are now approaching the major culinary holidays of the year, and many people see Christmas and New Year as joyous and peaceful celebrations. However, for a growing number of people, this time of the year means anxiety and worrying about eating foods that may cause a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction for you or a…

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Breastfeeding

Your breastfeeding diet: food allergies and irritants

If you’re a breastfeeding mum, you need to manage your diet because minute traces of all the foods you eat end up in your breastmilk. Usually this is a good thing: some experts believe that breastfed babies enjoy the variation in flavour caused by day-to-day changes in your diet. The downside is that certain foods…

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Peanuts in a jar

Peanut allergy during pregnancy

For most people, peanuts are a useful and nutritious food. However, peanuts can cause a dangerous allergic reaction in a few children. Some experts feel that if a child is at risk of peanut allergy this problem may start to develop during pregnancy. Your baby may be at risk of peanut allergy if you, your baby’s father or…

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Milk allergy

Milk Allergy: Ramana’s story

Milk Allergy Cow’s milk is an essential food for many toddlers, yet for baby Ramana Harris it could have killed him. He suffered a serious allergic reaction to a milk ingredient in fruit and yoghurt cereal when he was just three and a half months old. Shashi’s story Ramana’s mum Shashi Agnihotri, of Leicester, was…

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E-numbers in food

Radio 2 DJ Janey Lee Grace shouts out about E-numbers

I’m gonna ban all E numbers from the house! The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is pretty scary when it comes to some of my children’s little friends. ‘Why not invite that greasy hamburger in a white bun over’ I ought to be asking, or – ‘is that caffiene and sugar laden can of Cola coming over…

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Why toddlers don't like vegetables

Does your child have a food intolerance or allergy?

Parents are more aware today of the dangers of food intolerance or allergy. But many myths still surround the whole issue… What’s the difference between food allergy and food intolerance? A food allergy usually causes an immediate reaction after eating the culprit food. The body’s immune system overreacts to a normally harmless substance such as peanuts and…

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Eating apples during pregnancy

Eating apples during pregnancy can benefit babies

Women who eat plenty of apples during pregnancy could be protecting their baby from developing asthma, according to research. The study, conducted by the University of Aberdeen and funded by the charity Asthma UK, also found that eating more fish in pregnancy lowered a child’s risk of developing allergic eczema. The researchers said they did…

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