Nicole Brown-Shepherd is a Paediatric Dietitian with a passion for connecting children to their nutritional needs to allow their bodies to function optimally and move towards better health outcomes. 

 

She supports a broad range of paediatric nutrition concerns, whether the source of nutrition coming from a boob, bottle, tube or food. She has special interests in the nutritional management of infants to young adults presenting with faltering growth, food allergies and intolerances, prematurity, gastrointestinal concerns, fussy eating, food refusal, poor appetite, excessive weight, and nutrient insufficient diets. 

 

Nicole has a great interest in nutritional management mental conditions and has adopted an innovative way to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues by tailoring dietary advice and supplementation to their individual requirements to pursue nutritional adequacy and assist in improving the constraints associated with their medical concern. 

 

As an evidence-based practitioner and an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Nicole is dedicated to upskilling and broadening her knowledge with continuing education, especially in the areas of nutritional genomics for all areas of paediatric disease and illness. 

 

Nicole offers consultations in Tugun, Southport, and online via telehealth. She also offers group education sessions for many common paediatric concerns.

 

Conditions Supported: 

  • Faltering growth

  • Nutrition requirements for preterm infants

  • Introduction of solids

  • Nutrition deficiencies 

  • Food allergies and intolerances (management and safe reintroduction or allergen)

  • Fussy eating and food aversion 

  • Coeliac disease

  • Increasing BMI

  • Tube feeding and weaning

  • Gastrointestinal concerns, including reflux, maldigestion, malabsorption, constipation, diarrhoea, and gastrointestinal discomfort. 

  • Nutritional genomics & nutrient therapy to support symptoms associated with ASD and ADHD

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