"Trying to get advice on baby's allergy to milk"
Posted by cortana (as ),
Originally visited the GP who informed me that this is not their area of expertise and that I need to see a dietician - they could not provide any information as to where I can find one but told me to go to my health visitor about this, who should be able to advise me.
After waiting for 5 days for the next health visitor clinic I was told to go to a 'drop in' session to the nearest children's centre. The session was 3 weeks away - a referral and appointment procedure with the dietician, I was informed, would take even longer.
After waiting for 3 weeks, showed up to the 'drop in' only to be informed that it was full, as, only 6 families can be accommodated each time.
The alternative? Got to another children's centre, after having to wait another week and have to travel for more than an hour to get there, with no guarantee I will be seen.
In the meantime my 7-month daughter can't have baby formula or any dairy, and I have received no guidance whatsoever as to what I need to avoid or look for.
Surely there must be a better way to get some advise and support when it comes to baby's health issues?