I am teaching our local GPVTS trainees this week on faltering growth, food allergy and coeliac disease. As usual, I have learnt more from preparing their presentation than they are going to learn in the hour it will take me to present it! I have found a great GP training website set up by a GP in the north of the UK with similar altruistic aims to me. Have a look at what he has to say on faltering growth at http://www.gp-training.net/training/tutorials/clinical/paediatrics/pgrowth2.htm.
I have put together an algorithm for managing cows’ milk protein allergy and a table on various different infant formulas which you are welcome to download or comment on.
I used to work in Poole Hospital, Dorset and was pleased to find this patient information leaflet from the dieticians there on tips for families where a child is refusing to eat: http://www.poole.nhs.uk/documents/leaflets/nutrition/My%20Child%20Wont%20Eat.pdf. It is based on the leaflet “Help, my child won’t eat” which is put together by the Paediatric Group of the British Dietetic Association but not obviously available on-line.