Saturday's breakfast conversation at Brisbane's Emporium Hotel was all about infant and childhood allergies; why are they on the increase, what foods are the main culprits and what symptoms do we as Health Professionals need to be on the look-out for? Diagnosis is one of the many challenges a parent of an allergy child faces. The Child Health Nurses and Midwives I spoke to consistently reported an increase in the number of families presenting and the confusion, sleeplessnes and concerns they face. It was so uplifting to be surrounded by a roomful of motivated and empathetic women, and the food was good too! Thanks to Nestle for giving us all the opportunity to learn and share for the ultimate benefit of our patients!