Nutrition and Dietetic Care
The Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Service of the “Pediatria Domani” Medical Center helps infants, children and adolescents with nutrition and feeding problems.
We aim to help all children thrive and grow. Our medical providers lead clinics designed to assess and manage nutrition-related medical conditions, such as nutrient deficiencies associated with underweight kids or medical complications connected to overweight conditions and obesity.
List of conditions we treat:
- Poor weight gain
- Excessive weight gain
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Swallowing, chewing and feeding disorders
- Cystic fibrosis and lung disorders
- Digestive disorders and liver diseases
- Sports medicine
The feeding of infants and young children has undergone a profound evolution both in the field of research and clinical application. The discoveries of the neurohormonal intracellular regulation processes of the intermediate metabolism alongside the epidemiological investigations on adulthood diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and obesity tend to transfer in part to pediatricians the responsibilities of health and the lifespan of the adult.
The same diet in fetal life seems to affect, for example, in subjects with low weight for gestational age (EMS) or with fetal malnutrition, certain pathologies of adulthood (e.g. cardiovascular).
The Pediatric Dietology service includes a specialist visit to analyze the following aspects:
• Food education
• Food disorders
• Correct lifestyles