Pediatrics is a branch of medical study dealing with treatment of children or infants. Pediatric is medical care relating to newly born or infants. Pediatric Nutrition means the process of getting and assimilating nutrients in younger individuals. This is a outgrowth of nutrition and has gained immense importance. Infants and children need special type of nutrition during early years. Pediatric Nutrition deals with all these issues and delineates the nutrition pattern for infants. In this post Pediatric Nutrition Handbook 8th edition is reviewed. It is an handbook for nutritionists and health professionals that deal will young children.
Pediatric Nutrition Handbook 8th Edition
It is published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and edited by Ronald Kleinman. It is a comprehensive and voluminous book on pediatric nutrition. About 300 pages in the eBook comprises of tables and appendix.
Pediatric Nutrition Handbook has five major parts. These then comprise fifty three chapters. First few chapters explain the feeding to the infant. As the infant is unable to take his food by himself, the mother feeds him. These chapters include development of GI system of infant. Breast feeding and nutritional needs in preterm and term infants.
Second part of the book takes children and adolescents into account and discusses their feeding. As the age progresses nutritional needs differ. This book highlights nutritional requirement at every stage of development. Then we have an overview of nutrition of sportsmen and pregnant women. Vegetarian patterns of diet are discussed is detail.
Third part of the book explains the role of micro and macro nutrients. Every book of nutrition contains an overview of nutrition. In Pediatric Nutrition Handbook , there is a separate mention of rare elements. An overview of vitamins is also present. Whereas, new food ingredients make the last chapter of this part.
Then, forth part contains an elaboration of two nutrient delivery systems. These include Parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition. Last part contain about thirty chapters dealing with disorders. These chapters deal with chronic and acute illnesses due to malnutrition. Overall, Pediatric Nutrition Handbook is a good book available in simpler writing style. The book lacks colorful pictorial descriptions but presents the concept smoothly.
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