All hail the oat cream, avocado and weird ‘cheese’

Raising a refluxy baby can be a bit dispiriting when it comes to charting their growth. Regular readers will know that Albie gives new meaning to the phrase ‘tiny baby’, with everyone who meets him for the first time saying how ‘dinky’ he is. Tracking along the 0.4th centile (the lowest line on the week-by-week…

Why we’ve turned into ‘weight watchers’

Tonight we (Hanna) have been making colourful concoctions. On the menu is spinach, pasta and chicken, as well as a a trio of broccoli, spinach and ‘cheese’. Cheese is in inverted commas because it’s special allergy cheese made with coconut – and no cheese I’ve ever recognised as cheese is made from tropical fruit. We’ve…

TV review: The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs – cows’ milk allergy

According to his diagnosis, Albie is allergic to cows’ milk – but a TV documentary aired last night (Wednesday) had the potential to make us sit up and challenge his label. An informative BBC series, Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates whether there are alternatives to medications the public is increasingly prescribed. The latest episode focused…

The spews behind Headline Spews

On One Born Every Minute, the joy of childbirth often appears a seamless procession to fairytale family joy. But just a couple of hours after being abruptly awoken at 6.30am on November 3, 2017, baby Albie’s journey into the world via caesarean section seemed more of a bleary-eyed viewing of a gruesome horror film. We’d…