So a long time ago while I was stuck under a baby 24/7 I wrote a list of all the yummy dairy and soya free treats I regularly scoffed. Discovering your baby has an allergy is incredibly overwhelming, especially when you’re then told you have to give up chocolate in order to carry on feeding them. So I listed everything I had discovered since starting out on our CMPA journey, kept it updated as I found more treats and regularly shared it with other mums.
Things got a bit crazy when I started seeing screenshots of my little list all over Facebook as other allergy mums shared the yummy joy with others and quite often now I’m recognised as “THE Lauren from Lauren’s list” So as soon as my blog was born I had to give The List pride of place. I’ve gone on to write all about our experience and a (hopefully) helpful FAQ section, and we regularly share recipes that can be enjoyed by all children regardless of any allergies they may have. I also now have an incredible Facebook group full of over 1000 amazing breastfeeding mums of children with CMPA, and I can honestly say it’s the most supportive environment I’ve ever been a part of.
Today voting opened for the Allergy Blog Awards and my little blog has been nominated. It would mean the world to me if you could take a few minutes to head over and vote for Dilan and Me – you’ll find us in the ‘Allergy Blog of the Year’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ categories.
Also huge congratulations to my lovely friend Chloe over at The Adventures of An Allergy Mummy who is also up for two awards!