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The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers by Anthony Porto, M.D. and Dina DiMaggio, M.D.
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“Pediatricians Porto and DiMaggio offer a systematically organized, practical, and up-to-date guide to baby feeding from birth until toddlerhood. Their work will leave parents feeling informed but not overwhelmed. […] Parents will find the chapters useful to read through as their children reach each stage, and well enough organized to use as a reference when particular concerns come up.”
Publishers Weekly

“Dina and Anthony’s book is a goldmine, chock-full of up-to-date information and clear answers to virtually any feeding question a mom or dad could have.”
—Jenna Helwig, Food Editor, Parents magazine, and author of Real Baby Food

The Pediatrician’s Guide To Feeding Babies and Toddlers is one of the best and most complete manuals for parents and Pediatricians alike. It is written so that a non-medical reader can clearly understand it and yet the contents are so complete that it should be mandatory reading for every Pediatric Resident. What I loved best about the book were the authors’ personal anecdotes and the fun recipes sure to please every age group. I highly recommend this book and will now have a go to book to recommend to my patients.”
—Amy  R DeFelice, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Columbia University, Director, Nutrition Support Services Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Table Of Contents

Introduction vii
How to Use this Book viii

Chapter 1: 0 to 3 Months 1
Expected Developmental
Milestones 2
Basic Nutritional Guidelines 4
Feeding Options 10
Breastfeeding 10
Formulas 21
Bottles and Nipples 31
Expected Growth 35
Medical Concerns 37
Milk Allergy or Intolerance 37
Spit-Up and Gastroesophageal Reflux 43
Constipation 46
Healthy Recipes for Parents 48
Pistachio-Toasted Salmon 51
Veggie and Cheese Mini Frittatas 52
Hearty Bean and Kale Soup 53
Easy Cheesy Burgers 54
Oatmeal Power Cookies 55
Red, White, and Blueberry Overnight Oats 56

Chapter 2: 4 to 6 Months 57
Expected Developmental
Milestones 58
Basic Nutritional Guidelines 59
Typical Menus for 4 to 6 Months 60
Introduction of Solid Foods 61
Preparing Your Own Baby Food 68
Special Diets 72
Expected Growth 79
Medical Concerns 79
Food Allergies 79
Constipation and Stooling Patterns 89

Healthy Recipes for 4 to 6 Months 90
Prune Puree 92
Double Duty: Prune Pops 93
Mango Apricot Puree 94
Double Duty: Mango Apricot
Yogurt Parfait 95
P2 Puree 96
Double Duty: P2 Smoothie 96
Roasted Butternut Squash Puree 97
Double Duty: Spiced Butternut
Squash Soup 99
Zucarrot Puree 100
Double Duty: Zucarrot Soufflé 101
Roasted Banana and Greek Yogurt Puree 102
Double Duty: Banana Bites 103

Chapter 3: 7 to 8 Months 105
Expected Developmental
Milestones 106
Basic Nutritional Guidelines 107
Typical Menu for 7 to 8 Months Months 107
Balancing Solid Foods with Breast Milk
or Formula 109
Teething 110
Expected Growth 111
Medical Concerns 112
Failure to Thrive 112
Celiac Disease 114
Gastroesophageal Reflux 115
Healthy Recipes for 7 to 8 Months 116
Sweet and Green Puree 117
Banana-Avocado Smoothie 118
Blueberry-Pear Protein Puree 119
Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Pudding 120
Mama’s Chicken Soup 121

Chapter 4: 9 to 12 Months 123
Expected Developmental
Milestones 124
Basic Nutritional Guidelines 125
Typical Menu for 9 to 12 Months 126
Finger Foods 127
Expected Growth 131
Medical Concerns 131
Diarrhea 131
Anemia 135
Food Allergies 138
Healthy Recipes for
9 to 12 Months 141
Broccoli-Lentil Soup 142
Beef-Veggie Bolognese Sauce with
Quinoa 143
Salmon and Sweet Potato Frittata 144
Pulled Apricot-Raisin Chicken 145
Spinach-Quinoa Bites 146

Chapter 5: The Toddlers Years 147
Expected Developmental
Milestones 148
Basic Nutritional Guidelines 150
Typical Menu for Toddlers 151
Milk and Dairy Products 153
Picky Eaters 162
Expected Growth 165
Medical Concerns 165
Diarrhea 165
Constipation and Potty Training 167
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Diet 168
Healthy Recipes for Toddlers 171
Eggplant-Zucchini Lasagna 172
Chicken-Vegetable Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce 173
Sunflower Seed Butter and Fruit
Quesadilla 174
Chicken Chili 175
Ricotta Cinnamon Pancakes 176
Panko Fish Sticks 177
Zucchini-Apple Muffins 178
Brown Rice, Broccoli, and Chicken
Casserole 179
Almond Butter Bites 180
Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream 181

Chapter 6: Common Medical
Concerns and Additional
Resources 183
Common Gastrointestinal and
Nutritional Conditions 184
Constipation 184
Eosinophilic Esophagitis 189
Failure to Thrive and Feeding Problems 190
Gastroesophageal Reflux and
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 194
Gluten-Related Disorders 199
Gluten-Related Disorders 204
Allergic Conditions 204
Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy or Allergic
Proctocolitis 207
Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis) 208
Diphenhydramine Dosing
(Brand Name: Benadryl) 209
Visiting a Specialist 211
Epinephrine Dosing 210
Dietitian 211
Pediatric Gastroenterologist 212
Allergist 213
Table of Major Nutrients,
Their Function, and Recommended Intake 216
Monitoring Your Child’s Growth 220
Helpful Websites for Parents 226
About the Authors 227
The Contributors 228
Acknowledgments 231
References 233
Index 244

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