Paediatric Growth and Development

 

At Paediatric Diagnostics, we offer investigation and treatment for growth and development concerns from birth up to 16 years of age. 

Our expert team of highly experienced Consultants and Specialist Nurses are able to investigate the reason behind your child’s faltering growth, enabling them to put together the right strategies to improve nutritional intake, educate about foods and nutrients, food fortification, whilst keeping in mind individual and family circumstances. Collectively, this allows our paediatric team to create the perfect nutritional approach to optimise your child’s growth and wellbeing in the future.

We are pleased to offer faltering growth investigation and treatment at our outpatient clinics in Dorking, Surrey and Wimbledon, London, making us ideally placed to provide expert treatment to children living in Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, North and South Kensington, Hammersmith, Twickenham, Camden Town, Wandsworth, and all nearby areas.

Growth and Development Investigation and Treatment Available at Paediatric Diagnostics

Faltering Growth - What is it?

Sub optimal growth is a concern for both health care professionals and parents. This commonly occurs as a result of a medical condition and can be addressed whilst investigations to identify an issue are continuing and once a condition has been identified and medical treatment begins. Ideally sub optimal growth should be managed and treated as soon as it passes certain cut offs and we can help to assess and advise on this. We can help and advise on the best and most effective nutritional changes e.g. specialist infant formulas, supplementation with macro nutrient specific supplements or the use of more complete nutritional products designed and proven to most appropriately support catch up growth.

The term stunted growth is often used when referring to a child’s small height for their age group.

Faltering growth is commonly caused by insufficient energy and nutrient intake to meet a child’s need for growth during infancy. During a child’s early years, gastrointestinal, food allergies or feeding problems are commonly behind growth and development issues.

Please feel free to contact us regarding the treatment for your child and we will be happy to see you both at the earliest opportunity.

We have clinics based in Dorking, Surrey and Wimbledon, London, meaning we are ideally placed to provide faltering growth investigations and treatment for children living in Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, North and South Kensington, Hammersmith, Twickenham, Camden Town, Wandsworth, and all nearby areas.

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Concerned your child may have issues regarding their growth and development?

Relax. Our expert paediatric consultants and nurses are there to help you.