The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers by Anthony Porto, MD, and Dina DiMaggio, MD {Review}


My goodness gracious, I could have used this book years ago with my first baby. It’s full of so much helpful information that any question I could think to ask or not even think to come up with is answered! Whether you are looking for nutritional advice, recipes, information on specific medical conditions, or have any other concern about feeding this book is the way to go.  It’s a resource to use and go to throughout the newborn to toddler years as it’s broken up into five ages groups.  So whether you get this book before your child is born, just starting to eat, or after there’s a lot to glean from it.  

Firstmost I like how this book gives information but isn’t trying to get you to swing any sort of way. For example there’s information on bottle feeding and breastfeeding, the benefits are listed and you can chose what works best for your baby and family. The advice is practical and answers questions  in a simplistic form that you may be curious about. I like that this book was created by not just pediatricians but parents just like you and I. There are some great personal stories and I really like that. I like when a book is down to earth and I feel a connection on a personal level. It’s not just content!

Each section in this book contains milestones to look for, basic nutritional guidelines, expected growth, common medical concerns, and ends with developmentally appropriate recipes.  The recipes are amazing! I was already planning on making baby food for my youngest on my own but having these at hand is going to introduce my daughter to some great flavors. There’s some myths debunked in here about babies first food needing to be that cereal we often see available in the boxes. Personally I feel it looks like cement and doesn’t taste to great either. I’m glad I can use this book in providing some actually tasty bites to eat not just for my baby but for me as a nursing mom too!

I feel this book will provide parents and caregivers the confidence needed to make meals times easy. Having an extremely picky first born I really wish I had this book years ago. It likely would have helped tremendously. I’m urging all my friends and social media followers to pick up a copy of The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers.

* I have received this product for free or at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest and unbiased product review; all opinions are my own.*