Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies & Toddlers by Anthony F Porto, MD MPH & Dina M. DiMaggio, MD

The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers:
Practical Answers To Your Questions on Nutrition, Starting Solids, Allergies, Picky Eating, and More
(For Parents, By Parents) 

By: Anthony F Porto, MD MPH & Dina M. DiMaggio, MD
Back Cover:All Your Questions about Feeding, Answered.

The choices of when, how, and what to feed your baby can be overwhelming. With The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers, you have the expertise of a team of pediatric medical and nutritional experts—who also happen to be parents—in a comprehensive manual that takes the guesswork out of feeding. This first-of-its-kind guide provides practical, easy-to-follow advice to help you navigate the nutrition issues, medical conditions, and parenting concerns that accompany feeding. With recipes, parenting stories, and recommendations based on the latest pediatric guidelines, this book will allow you to approach mealtime with confidence so you can spend more time enjoying your new family.
Review:I have a four month old who is going to be starting to eat soon. When I saw that this book was up for review, I jumped at the chance to review it. The team of contributors are pediatricians, a dietician, a lactation consultant and two chefs?? PLUS THEY ARE ALL PARENTS. Sign me UP! I want to hear about how THEY fed their children!! :) They have to know a thing or two.
When it came to the house, I opened it immediately. It was exactly how the cover states! "Easy to Use" "Q & A Format".  I can scan this book easily for a question that I might have. This is a book that I will constantly be going back to when I have concerns about my daughter and what she is going to eat. The chapters
 have charts and diagrams showing you different things about feeding and food. First the book is broken down by age, so you can read about a particular age group. The Doctors talk about the baby's stomach, and make comparisons to adults. It don't use complicated words, or lots of medical jargon. It was so easy to get the answers for things that I was concerned about. In the book there are also recipes that I cannot wait to try. The first section of recipes was for food to eat while breastfeeding. The Veggie and Cheese Mini Frittatas sound delicious! I will be posting a review of that recipe later on this month! There are so many different types of diets, and they are broken down in the back. This was most interesting to me because I don't know a lot about diets like that. This helped me to visually see the diets, as well as read in depth paragraphs about it. This book is a worried parent's dream! It covers topics from stool colors to banana smoothie recipes! Very informative! This is a book that will help me for MONTHS to come. I am so happy to have found this book!


About the Authors:
Anthony F Porto, MD MPH:
Anthony is a board-certified pediatrician and board certified pediatric gastroenterologist. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics and associate clinical chief of pediatric gastroenterology at Yale University and director, pediatric gastroenterology, at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is also the medical director of the Yale Pediatric Celiac Program. He sees patients in Greenwich, Trumbull, and New Haven, Connecticut. He has won numerous awards, including the Norman J. Seigel Award at Yale University in 2015 for leadership and providing outstanding clinical care, as well as Physician of the Year during his time at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He has been named Castle Connolly Top Doctors since 2012. He is on the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Gastroenterology Advisory Board and a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology's Public Education Committee and writes web-based educational materials. Anthony is interested in nutrition, especially in the care of children with difficulty gaining weight, feeding issues and celiac disease. He loves teaching and educating parents and gives lectures to parents throughout Connecticut.
He graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor of arts in neuroscience and behavior and attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he also received his master of public health. He completed his pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center (where he met Dina and Persephone) and his pediatric gastroentergology fellowship at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York at Columbia University (where he met Janet). 


Dina M. DiMaggio, MD:
Dina is a board certified pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of NYC (where she met Liza and Susan), one of the oldest pediatric practices in Manhattan, and a clinical instructor at NYC Langone Medical Center. She has received numerous research awards, along with Patient's Choice Award (2008-2012) and compassionate doctor recognition (2010, 2012). She was featured in the New York Times Magazine as a Super Doctor in 2014 and in 2015 as a New York Rising Star. She is dedicated to educating parents on baby and toddler nutrition and gives talks to parent groups throughout New York.
She attended Barnard College (where she met Amanda), graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society, and went on to attend medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (with Amanda), where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (where she met Anthony and Persephone) and her hematology/oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


I received this book free as part of their Blogging for Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

Nora StLaurent said...

Good Review. I enjoyed hearing about this book. Great way to start babies out eating food right! Grin!