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Pediatric Dietician

Nutrition plays a crucial role in children’s growth, development, and overall health. At King’s College Hospital Dubai, our Pediatric Dietician department offers expert guidance and support to help children and their families make healthy food choices and manage dietary concerns.

Services offered:

  1. Elimination of cow milk protein for breastfeeding mothers: for mums with babies having Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA), we offer a process which involves careful dietary adjustments to ensure adequate nutrition to support breastfeeding while avoiding potential allergens. This is all done under the guidance of healthcare professionals specializing in pediatric nutrition.
  2. Nutrition support for weaning: At King’s, we offer dietary advice regarding transitioning your baby to solid foods with a focus on nutrients that are essential to support optimal growth and development. This also includes introduction of diverse food groups and different textures tailored to each infant’s needs and developmental stages.
  3. Food allergies: These require meticulous dietary management, involving the avoidance of allergenic foods to prevent allergic reactions and the introduction of alternate foods to avoid nutritional deficiencies. This is done with close monitoring and guidance from healthcare providers specializing in pediatric allergy and nutrition.
  4. Lactose intolerance: For children with Lactose Intolerance, it necessitates dietary modifications to minimize lactose intake and alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort, often involving lactose-reduced or lactose-free alternatives and ensuring adequate calcium intake through other sources under the supervision of healthcare professionals.
  5. Celiac disease management: Celiac disease requires strict adherence to a gluten-free diet to prevent autoimmune reactions and promote intestinal healing, with guidance from healthcare providers and dietitians specializing in pediatric coeliac disease management to ensure proper nutrient intake and dietary balance.
  6. Diarrhea management: This focuses on rehydration and dietary adjustments to replace lost fluids and electrolytes, with guidance from healthcare providers to reintroduce appropriate foods gradually and monitor for signs of improvement or complications.
  7. Constipation treatment: This involves dietary modifications, such as increasing fiber intake and fluid consumption, alongside lifestyle changes and possibly laxative use under medical supervision to relieve symptoms and promote regular bowel movements.
  8. Inflammatory bowel disease: For children with this condition, treatment will require specialized dietary management tailored to individual needs, focusing on reducing inflammation, managing symptoms, and ensuring adequate nutrition through personalized dietary plans. These are developed in collaboration with pediatric gastroenterologists and dietitians.
  9. Fussy/picky eaters: Parents may benefit from strategies to encourage positive mealtime behaviors for their kids and introduce a variety of nutritious foods in a supportive environment, under the guidance of healthcare professionals specializing in pediatric nutrition and behavior.
  10. Underweight/faltering growth: When a child is experiencing faltering growth and/or is underweight, it necessitates comprehensive evaluation and personalized nutritional interventions to address underlying causes, with a focus on increasing calorie and nutrient intake through nutrient-dense foods and possibly supplementation, under the supervision of healthcare providers.
  11. Childhood overweight/obesity management: This service involves lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes, increased physical activity, and behavioral interventions tailored to promote healthy weight management and overall well-being, with support from healthcare providers specializing in pediatric obesity management and nutrition.

If you have concerns about your child’s nutrition or dietary needs, contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric dieticians. Let us empower your child to thrive with a balanced and nourishing diet.