The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies & Toddlers

"Practical Answers to Your Questions on Nutrition, Starting Solids, Allergies, Picky Eating & More" (front cover)

Title:  The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies & Toddlers
Authors: Anthony F. Porto, MD MPH & Dina M. DiMaggio, MD
Publisher:  Ten Speed Press
Release Date:  April 5, 2016
Genre: Children Nutrition / Parenting

A comprehensive manual for feeding babies and toddlers during the crucial first years of life, written by a team of medical experts who are also parents.

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.


What a great resource and wonderful format! Sometimes reference books or books similar to reference books can get overwhelming. The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies & Toddlers by Dr. Anthony F. Porto & Dr. Dina M. DiMaggio is simple, straightforward with their Q&A format. Ranging with questions like, "How much and how often will my child eat?" (4) to "Will my child outgrow EoE (eosinophilic esophagitis)?" (190)  This book compiles a wide variety of questions relating to your baby/child's health and nutrition, all stemming from eating questions and answers that will broaden your perspective and increase your confidence to feeding your child.  I love the charts with factual information, as well as "how-to" drawings. Charts including stages of development in compilation with feeding age level will give you a grasp on what to expect. This is indeed a guide and a must have for every new parent. And if you're still not sure, there are simple recipes in here too, for each stage, so don't sweat!  I'm adding this to a must gift for every new parent I know for sure.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy this book from the publisher, Ten Speed Press through Blogging for Books for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.  For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.




Anthony F. Porto is a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and Associate Clinical Chief at Yale University.  He completed his medical training at Tufts University, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and Columbia University. He has received  numerous awards including the Norman J. Seigel Award at Yale University for leadership and outstanding clinical care and Physician of the Year at Columbia University.  He has been named Castle Connolly Top Doctors since 2012. Anthony is interested in nutrition, especially in the care of children with difficulty gaining weight, feeding issues, and celiac disease.

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Dina DiMaggio is a board certified pediatrician working at Pediatric Associates of NYC and NYU Langone Medical Center. She completed her medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has received numerous research awards, Patient’s Choice awards, compassionate doctor recognition, and was featured in the New York Times Magazine as a Super Doctors in 2014 and 2015 New York Rising Star. She is dedicated to educating parents on baby and toddler nutrition and gives talks to parents throughout New York. 




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