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November 1999

Pediatric Nutrition Handbook

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4th ed, edited by R. E. Kleinman, 833 pp, $54.95, ISBN 1-58110-005-1, Elk Grove Village, Ill, American Academy of Pediatric Press, 1998.


Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(11):1205. doi:10.1001/archpedi.153.11.1205

The fourth edition of the Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition, contains a wealth of information on a variety of nutritional and feeding issues.

Sections 1 and 2 address feeding issues with infants and older children. There is a detailed section on breast feeding, covering topics such as techniques, nutritional benefits, and contraindications to breast feeding. The special nutritional needs of premature infants and a comprehensive review of the physiology of swallowing and dysphasia are addressed. Adolescent nutritional issues are mentioned briefly with a detailed section on sports nutrition for the adolescent athlete.

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