Next week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. As a doula working with breastfeeding mummas, I often see the effects that food intolerance can have on newborn babies. As a mum who has allergies and has children with various allergies, I know how tough it can be to a) work with your allergies to live a healthy, full life where you feel great and b) convince your kids to do something to help them feel better.
If you have a child with anaphylaxis, your life is completely turned upside down as you struggle to stay on top of what your child eats and is exposed to.
Mercifully, my child’s severe reaction is to penicillin and not to common foods but imagine what life must be like for mums who have to be constantly vigilant about what food their children are eating or even touching.
If you have a child with allergies, I’ve just reviewed a new resource that might help you work together as a family to deal with the realities of life with allergies.
“Allergies, and Awesome You” is a part of the AmazingAllergist’s Awesome Series that empowers allergic children to live and lead great lives, allergy-free. It is a by-product of the author’s extensive medical knowledge, vast experiences as an allergy specialist, and the desire to make a difference, one allergic child at a time.
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If you’re a mum dealing with allergies in your children I encourage you to check out Dr Shah’s book which is launching today. And, if you’re lucky not to have children with allergies, spare a thought for those families that do have children with severe allergies during Food Allergy Week.