“We believe that feeding should be fun, stress-free, and family-oriented quality time,” Anthony F. Porto and Dina M. DiMaggio write in the introduction of their book, The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies & Toddlers: Practical Answers to Your Questions on Nutrition, Starting Solids, Allergies, Picky Eating, and More.
~ What ~
This two-hundred-fifty-six-page paperback targets first-time parents who are asking the when, how, and what to feed their babies from birth to toddler ages. Written for parents by parents, it contains charts, gray inserts of examples, lists, and information with bold headings as well as food recipes at the different stages.
After a dedication and introduction, six chapters cover 0 to 3 months, 4 to 6 months, 7 to 8 months, 9 to 12 months, the toddlers years, and common medical conditions and resources. It ends with nutrition tables, growth monitoring, allergy tips, helpful websites, authors’ biographies, acknowledgments, references, and an index.
With one of our daughters-in-law having her first child soon, this is the perfect go-to book to calm her nerves, give her advice, and show her other options to consider when it comes to feeding her child. I like how each section has milestones, basic nutritional guidelines, feeding options, expected growth, medical concerns, and healthy recipes.
~ Why Not ~
Some may prefer hands-on information given to them from their personal doctor or parent when it comes to weaning their baby and starting the right food. Those who have raised several children may not learn much new information from the book.
~ Who ~
A board-certified pediatrician and pediatric gastroenterologist, Porto is an assistant professor and associate clinical chief at Yale University. Featured in the New York Times Magazine, DiMaggio is a board-certified pediatrician and clinical instructor at NYC Langone Medical Center.
~ Wish ~
With the book being both educational and comprehensive, there were no references to diapers, diaper rashes, and the cloth versus throw-away products.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book on nutrition, foods, allergies, and other related topics regarding the health of your infant to toddler, this is an excellent source book.
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