Children's eating habits change often between infancy and preschool. Dr. Paula's Good Nutrition Guide for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers provides nutrition guidelines for young children and gives parents confidence in this confusing and important area.Pediatrician Paula Elbirt discusses nutrition by age group. Breastfeeding, formula, solids, allergy issues, gas, and burping are issues for infants. Topics for toddlers include creating a healthful diet, snacks, whole versus skim milk, tantrums and food, and eating styles. Food issues change again for preschoolers, and include friends' influence on eating habits, what to do when a child is cranky from hunger, and much more. Sample recipes and menus are provided for each group.Dr. Elbirt describes important differences between emerging eating disorders and odd but harmless food preferences kids embrace briefly and then discard. Whether they have fussy eaters or are looking for better ways to provide their children with the best nutrition, Dr. Paula's Good Nutrition Guide for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers has the information parents need.
Paula Elbirt, M.D., opened her pediatric practice in 1983. She teaches at Mount Sinai/NYU Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where she holds appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Elbirt has contributed articles to Parents, Glamour, and Healthy Kids, and has also appeared as a pediatric consultant on national television. In 1997 she and her husband founded drpaula.com, the only site at which a doctor answers questions posted by parents about their children's health. It receives over three million hits a month and registers 600 new users a week.