Nutritional support

If a toddler has a special nutritional need, they may be unable to get enough energy and nutrition from their diet alone; in these instances healthcare professional may consider giving them additional nutritional support.

Here are some common reasons why toddlers may need nutritional support:

  • Increased energy requirements which may be due to medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis
  • Impaired absorption, which reduces a child’s ability to benefit from the nutrients in the food they eat, for example Crohn’s disease
  • Reduced appetite or food intake which may happen following illness, surgery or other medical treatments

RXANI130244d Date of preparation: January 2014