Do you feed your child Oatly? If its got a gluten intolerance maybe that’s not such a good idea..


I  recently took Wilfy to meet Dr Helen Cox. A leading consultant in pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

The reason for my visit was to get a second opinion on his chest and nose symptoms. Wilfy became ill with a cold at 7 weeks and at 15 weeks he was hospitalised with severe bronchilitis and strep b pneumonia. I did take him to A and E five times in 4 days before they admitted him.  Of course the hospital should have admitted him earlier but they used their usual method of leaving the decision on the mother’s shoulders. How utterly ridiculous! How the hell am I supposed to know if my child needs oxygen and has a secondary infection..It was only when he started becoming very limp, was finding it very hard to breath and was dehydrated did they finally admit him and THEN they agreed that he would be in for longer and was more in danger because he hadn’t been admitted earlier.

I DIGRESS!!! So, since 7 weeks he has never had a clear nose or chest. I have been told this will clear up possibly but it seemed to be getting worse. I took a visit to see Dr Cox and she took one look in his mouth and ears and suspected that he had glue ear and that he may need his tonsils out.  She also wanted to put him on a steroid nasal drop..this was met with trepidation.

We also blood tested him for more foods (a bloody awful day seeing your baby have a needle in its vein!) they confirmed that he has delayed allergies.

Once I got home with a traumatized Wilfy I sat down and managed to collect my tired thoughts. Hang on! surely we should stop the Oatly first. If he can’t tolerate Gluten in any other form then he won’t tolerate it in Oatly. A few doctors had dismissed my questions on this when asked so I had put it to the back of my mind but come on…

After a chat with Dr Cox, she agreed and confirmed that two patients straight after Wilfy had been taken off Oatly and put on nut or hemp milk to great effect.

So this my friends is what we did 4 weeks ago and there is a difference. No more dry skin and a less runny nose. His poo’s are less runny and he seems to have less cramp.

Thanks Dr Cox.  Hemp and Almond milk is easy and cheap to make at home ( see my recipe) or you can buy it from major supermarkets.


Pack of GOOD Hemp - Dairy-free, Soya Free alternative to Milk - Natural source of Omega 3. Made from Hemp seeds

What is GOOD HEMP?

  • A non-dairy alternative to milk
  • Made from a blend of pure hemp seed
  • Natural source of Omega 3 & 6
  • Just one 250ml serving of GOOD Hemp provides 50% of our recommended daily intake of Omega 3
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Easy to digest
  • Free from Dairy & Lactose
  • Free from Soya
  • Free from Cholesterol
  • Free from known Allergens
  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • 0.00% THC – it is completely safe to drink
  • Made from one of the most sustainable crop on earth. Hemp is an excellent CO2 sequester
  • Produced in the UK with hemp grown by UK farmers
  • Available in Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado and good independent stores in the Long-Life Milk section 


One Response to Do you feed your child Oatly? If its got a gluten intolerance maybe that’s not such a good idea..

  1. MyItchyBoy August 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I have never heard of this, but will investigate. It seems that you have had brilliant access to some great medical staff. MyItchyBoy had chronic ‘colic’ for months on end and I didn’t get any sympathy let alone any suggestions that there might have been anything more to it. Looking back, the worse episodes were probably the days I had peanut butter on toast and snuck some icecream! Only now MIB is 3.5yrs can I look back without wanting to cry for the little support most people get. Keep up the good work of sharing your experiences.

Leave a Reply