Food Allergy & Your Child: A Practical Guide for Parents

Food Allergy & Your Child: A Practical Guide for Parents

by Alice Willitts (Author), Deborah Carter (Author)


Written by two mothers with first-hand experience, this reassuring book interweaves factual and practical details with stories from other parents of allergic children, leading you through all the challenges you'll face while learning to live with food allergy in the family. The book has advice on: coping after your child's first allergic reaction; weaning allergic babies: a new liberated approach; feeding your allergic child: within the family and outside the home; socialising safely: birthday parties, playgrounds, toddler groups,holidays; living positively with food allergy: help your child,siblings and relatives adjust; teaching other people to look after your child: grandparents, childminders, babysitters, friends; and starting pre-school or school: how to overcome your fears and help your child fit in.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Publisher: Class Publishing
Published: 19 Jul 2007

ISBN 10: 1859591868
ISBN 13: 9781859591864

Media Reviews
A tremendous source of vital information for parents that's full of valuable insights.David Reading, Director, The Anaphylaxis Campaign
Author Bio
Alice Willitts and Deborah CarterMothers of anaphylactic childrenAdviser:Professor John O. Warner, MD, FRCPCH, FMed, SciProfessor of Paediatrics,Imperial College, St Mary's Campus, London since September 2006. Previously Professor of Child Health at the University of Southampton where he ran a large paediatric allergy clinic. He has been involved with paediatric allergy and respiratory research for 30 years and written over 300 articles on paediatric allergy and respiratory topics.He is Editor-in-Chief of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology and he runs the paediatric allergy clinic at St Mary's Hospital, LondonDietitian: Kate Grimshaw BSc, MSc, SRD, RNutrResearch Dietitian for the University of Southampton specialising in food allergy. Currently working on a Food Standards Agency study looking at the relationship between infant feeding in the first year and allergy development. This study forms part of a pan-European study. She is a member of the Food Allergy and Intolerance specialist group of the British Dietetic Association and is co-ordinator for the food allergy module of the MSc in Allergy run at Southampton University. She provides dietetic advice for the acute allergy clinic for families at Southampton General Hospital.