I was told by my GP that my dairy intake wouldn’t affect my baby Emily’s cows milk allergy. However, the Allergy Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital disagree.
Many mums ask me how I discovered my daughter Emily had allergies. When Emily was about 4 months, she was feeding every hour in the night. One night, I tried to top her up with a bottle of baby formula. She only took 10ml and went back to bed. The next time I breastfed her she vomited back the whole feed. At the same time she had reflux symptoms and eczema. The vomiting made me suspect that she hadn’t liked the bottle.