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CMPA, Motherhood

Motherhood // 11 things no one tells you about being an Allergy Parent

For those of you visiting Make, Do & Push! for the first time, my youngest (H-Bear) suffers from Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) and also has a soya allergy. We’ve been living in the land of allergies for over two years now, and it has become the norm in our household, so I thought I’d put together a post about being an ‘Allergy Parent’ for those of you in the same boat – I’m sure you will relate, and for those of you starting your journey, I  ...

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CMPA, Motherhood, Reflux

Reflux + CMPA // Why it’s absolutely normal to grieve

H-Bear turns two in just over two weeks time, and I have to admit that I’m only just starting to mentally process the first year of his life. I feel like I lost the Baby Days with him. That I was cheated out of them. That Silent Reflux stole them from me. I put up walls and blocked out memories to try and cope. To try and grasp some light in the wilderness. To try and convince myself that it wasn’t all bad. But, when all your baby does is scream 24/7. When you’re suffering  ...

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CMPA, Recipe

Recipe // Dairy and Soya Free Chocolate and Banana Loaf

Up until last week H-Bear had never eaten a piece of chocolate. He’s had free-from chocolate brownies before (the Sainsbury’s ones are fab!), but never just a piece of chocolate. So we took a little bus trip to Waitrose last Thursday and had a saunter down the free-from aisle to see what might be on offer. That’s where I came across Moo Free chocolate. Moo Free are the world leading manufacturer of dairy free, soya free, gluten free, organic and vegan chocolates. Their  ...

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CMPA, Family Life, Motherhood

CMPA // My son’s allergies are not a lifestyle choice

“So, we’ve got a couple of substitutions” the delivery driver said to me. “Ok, I’m going to have to check the back of the packets before I can accept them.” *Cue strange look* “My son is allergic to a few things, so I have to make sure they’re ok” “But they’re still Free From?” “Well, yes, but that doesn’t mean he can eat them… Free From doesn’t mean free from everything.” I swear this is a  ...

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CMPA, Recipe

Recipe // Dairy & Soya-Free Victoria Sandwich Cake

With H-Bear suffering from Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA), and also a soya allergy, finding sweet treats that he can eat can be a challenge. He’s recently realised that cake exists, and as been rather envious of us while we’ve tucked into cupcakes and such like. We’ve tried a few different alternative recipes for cake (including a rather disastrous beetroot chocolate cake!) but none of them have tasted quite right. So when the lovely folk at Flora got in touch and  ...

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