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Specialised dietitian, nutrition and feeding services for babies and children

Mater Health and Wellness are leaders in intensive feeding therapy for babies and children, and work closely with families to support the wellbeing of young children with nutrition and meal time challenges.

Our aim is to support families with creating positive meal time experiences that support growth, development and enjoyable eating relationships.

Read below for more information about how our multidisciplinary team of allied health specialists can support your child’s mealtime routines and nutrition.

Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic

Our specialist Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic provides a holistic team approach to support children:
who are fussy eaters  
• with autism and other conditions with sensory processing  difficulties
• with swallowing and chewing difficulties
• transitioning from tube feeding to oral feeding

Nutrition

Our paediatric Accredited Practicing Dietitian specialises in supporting
• food allergies and intolerances
• difficulty gaining or managing weight

Dietitian

Our accredited paediatric dietitian can provide personalised diet and nutritional support to families with children who have allergies or intolerances, require a specialist diet, have weight management difficulties or fussy feeding routines.

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists can improve your child’s relationship with food and create positive meal time experiences by working directly with you and your child to identify which aspects of eating your child struggles with, and developing a personalised management plan to develop or improve the skills your child requires to overcome the parts of eating that are difficult for them.

In order to effectively improve your child’s feeding skills and address their emotional or behavioural needs, we work closely with you as the parent or guardian to provide education, support and strategies that you can implement to create positive mealtime experiences at home.


Speech Pathology

Our speech pathologist can provide expert guidance for the treatment and management of feeding difficulties, swallowing and eating disorders in children.
We recommend that your child undergoes an x-ray prior to your first appointment with us to allow us to get a more indepth understanding of their swallowing technique.

Is Mater Health and Wellness open to the public?

Mater Health and Wellness is open to members of the public as well as Mater staff and patients. No referrals are necessary.

Request an appointment

To access our paediatric nutrition and dietitian services, simply complete our online appointment request form and one of our staff members will contact you to set up and confirm your appointment. Alternatively, you can make an appointment by calling 07 3163 6000.

CONTACT

Level 1, Mater Corporate

Services Building

Raymond Terrace

South Brisbane Qld 4101

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