Allergy rates are rising in babies, and many families find themselves querying whether their fussy baby could have a food allergy and is reacting through their breast milk. Many breastfeeding mothers find themselves cutting foods out of their diet without any guidance, and unsure of how to help their baby. This workshop is designed to help families understand the principles behind allergy and how to manage breastfeeding with a baby with allergy or food sensitivity. It talks through the research and NICE guidance around identifying whether your baby could be reacting to a food and when to look for extra help. This workshop covers the following:
- What is Allergy
- What is Non Allergic Food Hypersensitivity
- Why is allergy increasing?
- Symptoms of allergy and non-allergic food hypersensitivity
- How breastmilk is made and how allergens reach breastmilk
- The Dual Allergen-Exposure and how food sensitisation can happen through the skin
- The link between eczema and food allergy
- Common allergens, and common food intolerances
- What is tolerance?
- Determining the cause of your baby's symptoms?
- How to track down the food(s) causing a reaction
- Eliminating foods and dietary support needed around elimination
Although it can't replace a breastfeeding consultation, general guidance around breastfeeding solutions, allergy and nutrition is discussed as well as next steps in support with allergy / intolerance. The workshop is 3 hrs and costs £25.00
If you are a professional / breastfeeding support group / parenting group and would like to run the workshop for your group, please contact me.
Following your session I now finally feel empowered to reintroduce dairy as I finally know what I am looking for and understand the biology at play... your session answered questions that I have had for 4 months, and that I had received inadequate answer to by multiple health professionals. As a scientist in a previous life I found it amazingly interesting... your use of actual studies was so refreshing when compared to the misinformation found on the internet late at night when searching for answers