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Bahee Van de Bor

PAEDIATRIC DIETITIAN

IBS KIDS PROGRAMME

Kickstart your child's gut health to achieve normal poop.

Want to see your child have improved digestion and sleep using a scientifically proven method?  Would you like to finally stop worrying about foods triggering wind, bloating, tummy pain, constipation or unexpected diarrhoea?

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Hi, I'm Bahee Van de Bor, registered paediatric dietitian and Monash University qualified expert.

You have already taken the first step by understanding you need to do something about your child's tummy troubles.

Now let me help you the rest of the way.

My journey started with my own IBS related problems as a teenager.  I never understood why I had tummy pain and bloating after eating certain foods.  Not to mention the unwanted trips to the loo afterwards! 

Now as a mother of two children, I don’t want them to have the same experience.

As a gut health dietitian, it felt like we are not doing a good job raising awareness of irritable bowel syndrome in children. 

This feeling encouraged me to complete the certified FODMAPs course with Monash University so that I can help other children avoid having to wait until their 20s to finally get on top of their IBS related diarrhoea or constipation.

Let’s work together so that your child no longer needs to miss out on important social events or everyday activities like school and sports just because they are ashamed and anxious about their tummy troubles. 

How to get started

Step 1:

Knowing each other

Book a complimentary initial call so that I can understand your child’s main problem and whether my Gut Health programme is a good fit for you and your child.

Step 2:

Your first expert video consultation

During this initial video consultation I will recommend a specific nutrition pathway for your child.  You will receive written information and guides to help you implement the plan.

Step 3:

Starting the process

We will set up goals and schedule regular follow-up appointments so we get to the root of what’s triggering your child’s constipation or diarrhoea with tummy pain and bloating.  For the best results, it’s important that you follow any recommended exclusion diets carefully and accurately.

Step 4:

Road to success

Most children notice an  improvement in their stools within 2-4 weeks of starting recommended nutrition modifications.

Whilst it is possible for some children to achieve normal stools or an improvement in abdominal pain within 5 days, results will vary.

It’s important to trust the process and persevere with the recommended nutrition plan.

Parents share their
story and success

child-pooping

Diarrhoea stopped within 5 days
“Bahee has been a breath of fresh air! We had been pushed from pillar to post by GP’s, hospitals and community health centers without getting anywhere nearer to understanding our child's intolerances and allergies. Within a few short weeks we have made significant progress, both in terms of understanding a complex and multifaceted health issue, but also his bowel movements. Done via a combination of emails, Zoom meetings (with slides), the advice is compassionate and personal. Bahee will remember your child by name and his specific symptoms.”

Yuliya (parent of 7 year old boy)

Stomach pains reduced significantly
"I reached out to Bahee for help as my son had regular light tummy pains. Since working with her, his stomach pains have reduced significantly. We also have a framework for dealing with problems in the future. Bahee showed us how to work through different food groups to isolate the problem. Her manner with my son was excellent and made him feel very comfortable."

Tom Grunwald

Results were clear to see within days!
"Life was a struggle trying to get to the bottom of what was causing my son’s symptoms. We attended the doctor numerous times but were not taken seriously. I wasn’t sure that a paediatric dietitian was the right approach but since talking with Bahee, and going through my son’s symptoms and history, we eventually got to the bottom of what has been causing the problem. I followed the plan and the results were clear to see within days. We feel that we have direction now. We no longer have to guess which foods do or do not agree with him, which is such a big weight off our shoulders. Now my child’s symptoms have resolved and he is also showing some weight gain. Bahee listens to what you have to say and advises through her experience what may also be the best course of action to take."

Neeta (Parent of toddler aged child'

Some things you want to know and understand

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)  is a digestive problem in children and adolescents where constipation or diarrhoea is one of their main problems.

IBS is therefore a collection of symptoms as outlined below:

  • Abdominal pain (usually central or lower tummy pain that improves after pooping)
  • Bloating with or without a visibly distended tummy
  • Excessive wind
  • Diarrhoea with urgency (with or without nappy rash)
  • Constipation with soiling and/or with the feeling of incomplete emptying of the bowel

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is thought of as a grown-up problem, but kids can have it too.

Did you know that the incidence of IBS in children is 15%?  The actual figures may be more as many children don’t get a timely diagnosis until their 20s or 30s! 

If you suspect that your child may have IBS, then you are probably looking for help to manage IBS symptoms like:

  • tummy pain that your child says gets better after a poop
  • bloating with or without visible abdominal distention
  • excessive wind (passing lots of gas)
  • diarrhoea with urgency (+ nappy rash in young children)
  • or constipation with or without soiling.

Depending on the age of your child these symptoms may be affecting your child’s appetite, behaviour, sleep and how well they are able to engage in social activities.

My Children’s Gut Health Programme is the recommended treatment to manage your child’s symptoms. 

My Kids Gut Health Programme (1-2-1) will help you to identify which foods are causing bloating, pain and tummy troubles for your child.

We will also focus on improving how regularly your child does a normal soft poop.

If your child’s predominant symptoms are bloating and diarrhoea with poor growth, then liaise with a paediatrician or gastroenterologist to screen for coeliac disease and other gastrointestinal conditions first.

Children with parental history of IBS and/or chronic pain are at increased risk of developing IBS in childhood.  If you suspect that your child has IBS, get a coeliac screen and book a complimentary call with me.

Other tests like hydrogen breath tests are not useful and should be used and interpreted with caution.  Instead, a personalised modified FODMAP diet is considered the most reliable way of assessing FODMAP tolerance to manage IBS related symptoms in children.

We will work together over 4 consultations, each lasting between 45-60 minutes.  All video consultations will be held via zoom.

You can book a single video 60 minutes consultation here.  During this appointment, you can ask me questions you have about IBS and any first line dietary modifications that you can try. 

The first initial appointment is 60 minutes long.

Follow-up sessions are booked for 45 minutes.

You will also be offered e-mail support in-between appointments for 12 weeks so that you will always have any questions answered quickly.

When you purchase the gut health programme for children, you will be requested to send to Bahee any relevant medical reports, growth information such as a recent height and weight and any othe relevant information such as blood results if available.

You will find the full details of the total investment here.

Your child's success
is my success.

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consultation call

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