Why do babies refuse to eat?

Whether you’re baby is newborn and you are just browsing information, or whether you are starting to think about weaning your baby and you want to know how to get it right, or if you have already run into difficulties with the weaning stage you are likely to find this blog useful. So I hopeContinue reading “Why do babies refuse to eat?”

Blended Diets

As a Paediatric Dietitian I work with many children with feeding tubes. This includes both long and short term tube feeding which we call enteral feeding. We tube feed children who cannot meet their nutritional requirements by feeding orally themselves, and this can be for many reasons such as premature birth, faltering growth, swallowing difficulties,Continue reading “Blended Diets”

Babies and chocolate

Despite Easter being a Christian festival and holiday, it often comes with an abundance of chocolate eggs. With Easter coming up this weekend some of you may be wondering, can you give chocolate to your baby? Chocolate ideally shouldn’t be given before the age of 2 due to the caffeine and sugar content, however inContinue reading “Babies and chocolate”

Food allergen avoidance: Top tips

Avoiding allergens can be harder than you think. Here are my tips to keep your child safe: Ensure that you have the support of a medical team if your child has a food allergy, and seek support from a qualified children’s dietitian for diet advice. Food Labels – Within the EU food labels should clearlyContinue reading “Food allergen avoidance: Top tips”

Egg Allergy

Egg allergy like many other allergies is caused by the immune system reacting to the protein as if it is harmful, and around 2% of children suffer from an egg allergy, however just like milk allergy, they often outgrow this. Despite this, egg allergy can be dangerous, and children’s reactions can range from a skinContinue reading “Egg Allergy”