As a Paediatric Specialist Dietitian I am experienced in assessing, identifying and treating diet related conditions which arise during infancy, the early years and primary school age children.  Do seek help when difficulties relating to eating or drinking are affect your child’s sleeping, playing or growing or if they are interfering or causing difficulty with everyday family life.  I see these kinds of difficulties below regularly throughout childhood, and often they are inter-related.

Diet related conditions during infancy

  • Constipation or struggling to pass soft stools
  • Cow’s Milk Allergy
  • Growth faltering with no known cause
  • Persistent colic, screaming with feeding or abdominal pain
  • Persistent loose stools or diarrhoea
  • Poor feeding at the breast or bottle, with small volumes with or without growth faltering
  • Undefined reactions to foods involving the skin or tummy eg. eczema or skin rashes
  • Weaning difficulties

Diet related conditions throughout the early years and primary school

  • Adverse reactions to food or multiple food allergy
  • Chronic Constipation – help to get off of treatment medical eg. Movicol/Lactulose
  • Chronic or extreme food refusal
  • Food refusal
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Lack of progress to with family foods
  • Difficulties managing food-related behaviour
  • Persistent Reflux or regurgitation
  • Weigh difficulties either overweight or underweight