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November 1999

Pediatric Nutrition Handbook

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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.