What it’s like to have a baby with a cow’s milk allergy

As we embarked on our journey on the Milk Ladder this week, it was a time to reflect on the journey we’ve had with Albie to date. In the early days, we had a baby who was clearly uncomfortable at what should have been one of his happier times of the day. Feeding was heart-breaking,…

Reflux returns with a vengeance

  It’s been weeks – but it’s back. No, not the new fantasy football season, though office banter has reached epidemic proportions. Reflux. Albie has been doing so well recently. Lots of food is slowly turning his body type into ‘football’ shape, while less reliance on liquids had limited the number of times we arrived…

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…

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…

Why bank holidays might be a bonus – but are actually a bit of a pain

Bank holidays are great for boosting precious family time – but if you have a refluxy baby, the extra day comes with added risk. While maximising magic moments, the extra day increases the odds of being struck by projectile puke by a third – and it’s not like they need the invite. They’re perfectly capable…