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Normanton mum in call for more awareness of allergy

Hayley Edwards and her son Nathan

Hayley Edwards and her son Nathan

A mum has started a campaign to change attitudes towards a condition which affects babies after her she says her concerns about her son were dismissed.

Baby Nathan Hudson was only diagnosed with an allergy to cow’s milk after stopped breathing because he was choking.

His mum Hayley Edwards says her worries weren’t listened to until Nathan was rushed to hospital.

The 17-week-old is now doing well and Hayley has started a n online petition which has already received celebrity backing.

She said: “I just don’t want another mum to have to go through what I did. He is a much happier baby now – he isn’t in pain anymore.”

Hayley, from Normanton, took her son to the doctor initially as she thought he suffered from the same allergy to cow’s milk as she does.

“Nathan was covered in a rash and he had swollen, watery eyes and he was really congested. He was moaning and squirming in pain all the time and I knew something wasn’t right,” the 31-year-old said.

“He was like a little mini-me when I have milk so I knew what was wrong but nobody would listen.”

Other medics later told her Nathan had an infection, colic and that she was anxious, but he was eventually diagnosed with an allergy to milk protein.

Hayley’s online petition has had nearly 4,000 signatures, as well as being backed by Coronation Street star Kym Marsh. Sign via http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/68614.

 

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