Basic Pediatric Nutrition

by Madhu Sharma

The first instinct of a baby soon after birth, is that of survival for which food is one thing he/she looks for. This food for the child is nutrition, which is bestowed upon by Mother Nature in the form of breast milk. However, the form of nutrition varies as the child grows and develops rapidly. It is very important that at all stages of development, the right type of nutrition be given to the child. For this the parents need to have the right knowledge of what, how much and in what form this nutrition be provided. This book is an attempt to compile the basic facts regarding the essentials of child nutrition in a simple and easily comprehensible form for the benefit of all those involved in child care like pediatricians, dieticians, nurses and other health workers involved in the community. Apart from these, it can be a useful guide even for the parents who are curious and keen to access some simple reading regarding child nutrition. The book deals with various practical aspects ranging from the right approach to breast feeding to nutritional requirements for different stages of childhood up till the adolescent age group. Common problems encountered among children like diarrheas and failure to grow as per expected standards, faulty eating habits in the older children, anemia among the vast majority of children and ways of tackling them are all dealt with explicitly in this book. The incidence of childhood obesity is assuming alarming proportions in our country. Problems of food allergies and intolerances are being increasing observed in children right from that of milk to more complex protein foods. All these issues have been dealt with in a language comprehendible by both professionals and the lay person. In short the book can prove to be a useful tool for all those involved with child care.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sharma Madhu PGI Chandigarh, India
Advanced Pediatric Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
ISBN 9788184485547
Speciality Nutrition and Dietetics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10077
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2009
Pages 215
Book Type Reference


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