From what you hear on television nowadays, to what we read, it can be a real struggle to get your baby to eat well. Having said that, it does not need to be! Our registered dietitian will help you create a safe and ideal diet plan for your infant to ensure they are physically and mentally happy. To motivate you to look after your infant’s dietary needs, our registered dietitian will come up with meal planning, grocery shopping, and mindful eating strategies that benefit both, the parent and the toddler. Any individual can call themselves a registered dietitian, but a registered dietitian is an individual who has completed years of education and training to be recognized and respected by people. Our registered dietitian in Ontario has years of experience in paediatric nutrition, and will ensure your infant’s dietary needs are well-looked after.
If you just had a child and are looking for ways to maintain your health, or you need advice on when your infant should start consuming solid foods, the below-mentioned is reasons why you should consult with a registered dietitian:
#1 You require help with what your child eats
If your child is a picky eater or is struggling to lose or gain weight, a registered dietitian can offer the support that you and your child need. They will perform a complete assessment of your child’s health and growth and use that data to design a personalized diet plan, including offering expert nutrition advice. You can rest assured; our registered in Ontario will partner with you and your child every step of the way, from sharing meal plans and recipes to giving you insightful tips and techniques, ensuring your child thrives by having a solid nutrition plan.
#2 Your child has certain healthcare needs
From allergies to developmental disorders, some health diagnoses require customized nutritional management. Our registered dietitian will work with you and your child to devise a diet plan that supports their overall health.
#3 Help with breastfeeding
Our registered dietitian has a wealth of experience in paediatric nutrition and can offer training and support with breastfeeding. They can educate parents on certain breastfeeding techniques, what to expect, and how to seek continued support. Parents with newborns, they need to learn as much as possible about breastfeeding before the baby is born. Our dietitian can provide education, tackle any issues and problems with breastfeeding, including performing weights frequently to ensure the toddler is consuming enough volume to support the growth. Additionally, they can also help breastfeeding mothers who may need to make changes to their diet if their infant is showing any signs of food allergy or unwillingness to accept something in the mother’s diet.
#4 Special nutrition advice and care for premature babies
Premature babies that have any nutrition needs are different from those toddlers that are born full term. Their growth goals also vary, and especially those premature toddlers born before 32 – 34 weeks, may struggle with feeding. If they are not taking in enough volume to support their growth goals, a registered dietitian can develop a nutrition plan to make sure the infant gets adequate nutrition. This support can also be vital when the baby transitions to solids, as well as during the years when the child tends to become pickier with the food they consume.
#5 Helps identify food allergies and sensitivities
Food allergies and sensitivities are extremely difficult to test for even after conducting blood tests. If your child is facing any chronic symptoms without an unclear cause, such as eczema, runny nose, ear infections, diarrhoea, diaper rash, fussiness or not being willing to eat, you must investigate the cause for concern. Our registered dietitian in Ontario can offer guidance through skipping foods that might be causing the above-mentioned symptoms to your child, and also provide you with a diet plan that is nutritionally complete.
#5 Offering nutrition advice and care for digestive problems
Our registered dietitian can help tackle digestive issues and can improve the diet changes of the child by making certain diet changes. A dietitian can help make certain nutrition recommendations to help with reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and stomach aches. They are also trained to manage nutrition for disorders such as IBS, ulcerative colitis and much more.
#6 Customized nutrition advice and care
It is the job of a registered dietitian to understand your food preferences, allergies, intolerances, and reactions to certain foods. This is an extremely crucial part of their job as they understand clearly how food works, and how you can fill them into your body as part of your diet that seems to be lacking. You must be honest with your dietitian, as they can help create a comprehensive and healthy diet plan that is tailored to suit your child’s personal needs and requirements.
#7 Experts in problem-solving
Our registered dietitian clearly understands that food is not just a personal preference, but also an emotional preference. If you have an unhealthy relationship with food due to past traumas or a certain lifestyle that you have been leading, we can help find the right solutions to resolve issues that you are experiencing regarding your diet.
#8 Education and skill-building
The risk of a disease occurring is likely determined by how much we look after our bodies, and the way we use it to expend energy. Our registered dietitian in Toronto will take a deep dive into the topics that concern you the most; nutrition, exercise, stress and sleep, and most importantly, how they react with your immune system, mental health, and metabolism. The connection between your personal eating habits and medical concerns can affect each other.
#9 You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
When you meet with our registered dietitian in Ontario, you can rest assured; they will help you get all the nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy. And after the baby is born, our registered dietitian can help you ensure your little bundle of joy is getting all the required nutrients for good health.