paediatric dietitian melbourne

Experienced paediatric dietitians you can trust

Our paediatric dietitians support children and their families where nutrition and special diets can help with allergies, fussy eating and more.

From babies through to adolescents, our paediatric dietitians can provide holistic assessments and advice on mealtime routines that suit your family.

We specialise in the following areas

Our paediatric dietitians

alexia fairfield paediatrics

Alexia O’Callaghan

Alexia is a paediatric dietitian with a wealth of experience and knowledge. She has worked for over twenty years in paediatric hospital settings including The Royal Children’s hospital, and neonatal units of The Northern and Royal Women’s Hospitals. She is now enjoying working with families in the community.

Alexia’s ongoing commitment to professional development ensures families receive the most up to date nutrition advice.

Areas specialised in:

  • Infant nutrition
    Feeding routines, problems with transitioning to solids, growth concerns and need for special diets.
  • Children of all ages:
    Exclusion due to diagnosed allergy or intolerances, very restrictive diets, higher or lower than expected growth rates, constipation and specific nutrient deficiencies.

Alexia will take a very thorough and holistic assessment as she endeavours to understand your child’s individual nutrition challenges.  You will receive practical nutrition advice around food choices and mealtime routines that suit your family.

katie clifton

Katie Clifton

Katie Clifton is a Dietitian who has extensive experience working in paediatric nutrition in Australia and abroad. She has a particular interest in supporting children with gastrointestinal disorders, growth faltering, fussy eating, breastfeeding concerns, developmental delay, autism, and allergies.

Katie has more than a decade of experience working at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, specialising in gastroenterology, hepatology, and intensive care nutrition. Katie has a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Deakin University, a Certificate in Paediatric Dietetics (RCH), and has completed training in the SOS Approach to Feeding. She has also worked in Aboriginal child health in the Northern Territory and spent several years in the UK employed in community child nutrition, and at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Katie’s nutrition expertise also extends to providing compassionate care to breastfeeding mothers and their babies. She is a qualified Lactation Consultant, and a volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

FAQs

Yes, Children who have plans that are self-managed or plan managed can use their NDIS funds.

No. If a GP or paediatrician has made a referral this will be helpful to bring along but our paediatric dietitians can see you without a referral.

Our paediatric dietitians see patients from birth to 18 years old.

Yes. If you require a Telehealth appointment, please mention it in our contact form.

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