Allergy UK – the leading medical charity for people with allergy, food intolerance and chemical sensitivity – have partnered with Aptamil to create a range of resources to help parents understand Cows’ milk protein allergy, which is the most common childhood food allergy, affecting between 2-7% of babies under one.
With a wide variety of symptoms, many of which can be similar to other conditions, having a child with cows’ milk protein allergy can be very worrying for parents so these resources aim to offer some additional support.
The resources include an online leaflet detailing what to expect from your GP, or healthcare professional, and tips to help you make the most of your appointments. You’ll find the Guide to Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy on the Aptamil website.
Aptamil have also produced a cows’ milk-free recipe leaflet with further information about the allergy and some meal ideas, available at Aptamil.co.uk/allergies.
Allergy UK is also running a survey to share the experiences of parents or carers who have a baby with cows’ milk protein allergy, or suspect their baby may have the condition, and are inviting readers to get involved. You could to be in with a chance of winning one of 30 vouchers from Mamas & Papas worth £30 each.
The survey is available on the Allergy UK website by clicking the Allergy UK Cows’ Milk Allergy Survey. link.
Disclosure: I received some Mamas and Papas vouchers from Say Communications on behalf of Aptamil in return for this post to treat my baby nephew.