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CMPA Weaning Diary (Cow's Milk Protein Allergy)

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As a parent of a child with Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA), it’s understandable to feel anxious about weaning. The process of starting solids with your baby can feel daunting enough, but the prospect of managing this with a food allergy can leave many parents with lots of questions. This guide has been put together to support parents with answers to common questions or worries that they have about milk free weaning and is designed to be used in conjunction with your child's Health Professional.

The first part of this A5 diary covers an informative section talking all things CMPA, written by Lucy Upton. Lucy is a Registered Paediatric Dietitian who provides specialist expertise on infant and children's nutrition and feeding.

The second part of this diary includes several fun tracking tools - the perfect CMPA toolkit to assist you on your adventure!

You can add a mini Generic Weaning Q&A booklet to your order here for only £2.00: https://www.myfirstflavours.co.uk/products/weaning-q-a-booklet 

Personalisation:
Remember that you also have the option to personalise your diary with a photo! See the 'Personalised' section below for how to personalise your products.

The CMPA diary uses FSC paper (paper from responsible sources). We also work with our printer to carbon balance the diaries to offset the carbon emissions caused during the production process. You will find the FSC and Woodlands Trust Logo on the back of your diary and you can see each individual product listing in our shop to see whether they are FSC certified & carbon balanced. This is for the diary only, not other components with the diary. 

What's included in Part One?
Lets Talk CMPA - A 25 Page Introduction

Introduction to CMPA written by Lucy Upton:
- A brief introduction to cow’s milk protein allergy
Immediate and delayed symptoms
Allergy or intolerance?

Weaning with CMPA:
- Avoiding foods that contain cow's milk
- Milk free alternatives
- Introducing other food allergens

Key Questions Answered About:
- Soya
- Key nutrients for growth and development
- Vitamin and mineral supplementation

Practical Tips For Managing Milk Free

What Does The Future Look Like?
- Will my child outgrow their CMPA?
- Reintroducing milk


What's included in Part Two?
My CMPA Toolkit - 112 pages of fun planning and tracking tools.

- My Appointment Reminders And Notes (9 spaces for appointment reminders)
- My List Of Dairy Free Products
- My First Flavours - track your baby's first 10-14 days of first flavours. Either write in the boxes, or you could purchase a sheet of our fruit and vegetable stickers to stick in the boxes (these will arrive in strips).

My Meals And Key Nutrients:
- A guide to using the 'Today's CMPA Food Adventure' pages
- Examples of milk free sources for each key nutrient and a sticker key
- 8 weeks of daily food logs and key nutrient trackers. - For some parents it can feel a little overwhelming at first with which food alternatives you need to include in your baby's milk free diet to ensure that they are still getting their key nutrients. We have therefore designed this tool to help get you started and thinking about substitutes, by breaking down what the key nutrients are. Create your own colour key and use the coloured sticker dots included to track daily nutrients
- A summary of the key nutrients for the end of each week using colourful dot stickers (8 weekly summaries)

Note: due to the manufacturing process, you may notice that some colour sticker dots may be missing on your sheets. But don't worry, there is still plenty included for you to use (and we don't like to waste!)

The Milk Ladder Tracker (to be used in conjunction with your child's Health Professional):
- Introduction
- General guidance
- Top tips for the baked steps
- Tracking tool for each step of the iMAP 6 step milk ladder
- A fun milestone photo page for each step


Is this diary for me?
- It can be used from the start of weaning (Note: The Milk Ladder tool is to be used when advised by your Doctor or Dietitian).
- If you are wanting a fun and visual way to see which food alternatives and nutrients you need to include in your baby's milk free diet to ensure that they are still getting their key nutrients, then the daily 8 weekly food log and nutrient tracker is the perfect tool.
- The Milk Ladder* Tracking tool is for those parents where your baby or child has a delayed type milk allergy and has been advised to commence the milk ladder* at home by their Doctor or Dietitian. You can use the milk ladder tracker tool to track their progress at each step of the *iMAP 6 Step Milk Ladder. You can make notes for each stage and jot down and questions or concerns. There is also a fun photo page for each step of the milk ladder that your baby completes.
Email us if you have any questions at all!


We recommend that the information and tools included within this CMPA resource (and supporting resources and tools) should be used in conjunction with your child's Health Professional.

Personalisation

Charts:
We can print and add a photo and name to your chart.

Diaries:
We can print and add a picture for your first photo page! There is a white area below the photo where you can write your baby's name on when it arrives (we recommend that a fine permanent marker pen works the best!). Just select the option and use the image upload function. For bundles with a chart and diary, we will use the same image.


What makes a good photo?

- High resolution
- Clear lighting
- The image will be used in a square frame, so try not to use any really close up images. We can crop the image to best suit the image area.
- Please be aware that any close up images, may result in parts of the photo cropped out. 
- Please make sure that a suitable image is provided to the above specification, as these can not be reprinted.

Shipping & Returns

Royal Mail 2nd Class Standard Shipping (see current Order Lead-times and Shipping). Shipping calculated at checkout. Currently we only ship to the United Kingdom. 

Important Information - Please Read

For all information across the products:

All supporting information supplied with all products is correct at time of writing (March 2021) and may be subject to change. The information across the products, is for education and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice or medical advice. Should you decide to act upon the information, you do so at your own risk. Whilst the information is evidence based and verified where possible, we cannot guarantee that there are no mistakes or errors.

Any individual queries or questions regarding feeding, introduction of these foods, how to safely serve foods, medical diagnosis or treatment, first aid or food safety advice, should be directed to either a child’s individual medical practitioner or the relevant professional.