What is a pediatric nutrition consultant?
A dietitian is your nutrition expert and a licensed healthcare professional who assesses and treats nutritional issues based on individual needs. Nutrition plays a critical role in your child’s development, enabling them to reach their full potential.
Poor eating habits or certain medical conditions can impair a child’s development if left untreated. Our pediatric dietitian meets with children and their parents to help establish healthy dietary habits for lifelong well-being.
The Role of Nutrition Consultants in Pediatric Wellbeing
Good nutrition is important during infancy to promote growth and development. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life. Due to certain medical conditions, breastfeeding issues, or family preference, we realize that breastfeeding might not be the best option for every patient or family.
Infant and Newborn Nutrition
Whether you are breastfeeding or formula feeding, our pediatric dietitian is here to help you know whether your baby is getting enough milk, growing appropriately, if your baby needs any additional vitamins and minerals in their diet, and if requested, which formula is most appropriate for your baby. Our dietitian is also here when it is time to introduce solid foods to help guide your family through this exciting time in your baby’s life.
Toddlers can offer a challenge of their own when it comes to feeding. Many toddlers can be picky eaters, which often causes parents to worry if their child is getting the nutrition that they need. Our dietitian can help maneuver your child and family through this difficult stage of life and help make sure your toddler is getting the nutrients they need to continue to grow and develop properly.
Sometimes, kids take in more calories than they burn and overtime this can lead to that child becoming overweight or obese. If your child is struggling with their weight, our dietitian is here to help. She can work with your child to discuss healthy eating habits and help set achievable goals for a healthier lifestyle.
How do I schedule an appointment with a pediatric nutrition consultant?
At Pediatrics East, we want your child and family to have a healthy relationship with food. No matter what age your child is, our dietitian can help offer insight you need to help keep them healthy. If you have any nutrition questions, give us a call and we can create a personalized nutrition plan that fits your child’s needs.