Paediatric Nutrition Consultations
Laura Ryan is a specialist Paediatric Dietitian, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist and is able to provide medical nutrition therapy with individualised dietary assessment, advice and support for your child for a variety of nutrition related conditions such as:
Food allergy management
- optimal nutrition for food allergies
- label reading for food allergies
- what to eat and what to avoid
- poor weight gain
- feeding disorders
- fussy eating
- failure to thrive
- introduction to solids with food allergies
- lactose malabsorption
- fructose malabsorption
- loose stools
- colicky behaviour
- irritable bowel syndrome
- Introducing solids advice
- Weight management
- General healthy eating
What to expect?
An initial consultation can take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. During this session we will gather all the necessary information needed to provide you with personalised and tailored advice to meet your child's needs.
We ask you to bring with any recent medical investigations, skin prick tests, blood tests, medical history, list of current medications, your child's 'blue' book and your GP or specialist referral (Please note a GP/specialist referral is preferred but not required).
We will then develop a suitable plan together to meet your child's nutritional needs, taking into account your goals, nutrition requirements, food allergies, food preferences, medical needs, growth requirements and family situation.
A letter to your referring medical practitioner/specialist will be sent after your appointment to summarise the assessment and treatment plan.
Consultations are in our rooms at McLaren Vale. We understand how difficult it can be to attend appointments when you have young children, so if you would prefer, online consultations may be arranged.
See rates for information on our fee schedule.