“Crying it out” & Colic

Looking back on the last 2 years I would say that the newborn days were not my best and I hate that I feel like that. I really struggled with breastfeeding Alyssia and I wish I had more help. I knew that something was wrong with Alyssia when she started coming up in a rash after every feed and would cry a lot. I was told ‘its normal, babies cry’ yeah babies do cry, but not this much. Not to…

BEATING CMPA

I never thought this day would come. Honestly, I thought that we would be doomed with a dairy allergy for the rest of our lives but its gone, just suddenly completely gone. If you read my last CMPA update you’ll know that things were beginning to look up and Alyssia was having very small amounts of dairy every 2 days with no reaction to build up her tolerance. I am so happy to say that this continued and she started…

20 Months of CMPA

If you’ve read my blog for a long time you will know that Alyssia has suffered with CMPA since she was 3 months old. For those of you that don’t know, CMPA is a Cows Milk Protein Allergy where quite frankly you are allergic to the proteins in the milk. I wrote a post about our experience with CMPA back in March and I felt like I was at a little bit of a loose end, I didn’t know if…

My experience of a Cows Milk Protein …

Alyssia was diagnosed with a cmpa (Cows Milk Protein Allergy) at just a few months old after we noticed how bad her eczema really was. For the first 2 weeks of Alyssia’s life she was breastfed, I struggled & as a first time mum – it hurt so bad. I just couldn’t do it anymore & couldn’t meet my childs needs. I felt like a massive failure giving up, but I couldn’t possibly continue. Her first formula was aptamil breastmilk…