Offaly dieticians feature in recipe book

Offaly based Dietitian Olivia Kelly has contributed a recipe s to a New Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Recipe Book. Olivia currently works as a Community Dietitian based in Tullamore.

Offaly based Dietitian Olivia Kelly has contributed a recipe s to a New Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Recipe Book. Olivia currently works as a Community Dietitian based in Tullamore.

Paediatrics is a large part of her role which she very much enjoys. Olivia created a fruity baby rice cereal with plum recipe for Aptaclubs Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Recipe book which has just been launched. Laura Mc Namara is also a Community Dietician working in Offaly. She assisted with the designing and provision of infant nutrition training packages for Public Health Nurses and General Practitioners. She created an Almond Maple Pancakes recipe for the new Cows’ Milk Protein Recipe Book.

This free recipe book is created by Aptaclub - A support service with expert advice and relevant information for parents and mums-to-be.

Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy affects between 2 to 7.5% of babies, an estimated 1,520 to 5,700 Irish babies*, per year. Aptaclub (a support service providing expert advice for parents) has launched a new book to support the parents of infants and toddlers with Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy. Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy can cause a multitude of adverse reactions in children affecting the skin, gut or respiratory system and in some cases life threatening anaphylaxis can result from this allergy.

Speaking at the launch of the new book, Ruth Charles, Consultant Paediatric Dietician said: “Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy is often misdiagnosed because many of the symptoms are attributed to other conditions; or it goes undiagnosed because Food Allergy is not well recognised in Ireland. There are no fully HSE resourced food allergy services for Irish children. Once a proper diagnosis of Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy is made, successful treatment relies on removing all sources of Cows’ Milk Protein from the diet. It is vital that before removing any food that parents get the professional support of a Paediatric or Community Dietician who will provide advice on how to change your child’s diet to ensure they still get equally nutritious foods to prevent growth faltering and nutritional deficiencies.

For more information on Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy visit www.aptaclub.ie.