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Nutrition, Pregnancy, and Early Infancy,

Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(4):465. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150280087017.
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This book covers the subject of nutrition in the mother during the year before birth and in the child during the year after birth. Dr Winick has done research in nutrition and has edited many books about nutrition; he is well qualified to address the topic. Nutritional needs in the preconception period, during normal pregnancy, and in certain types of abnormal pregnancy, specifically those complicated by adolescence, diabetes, or preeclampsia, are discussed. The subject then shifts to the newborn, both the normal and premature, covering the various topics of breast-feeding, human milk, formula, and mixed feedings. The chapters are organized logically, and the text is very readable. Included are many references to past research, along with some references to research performed in the first half of the most recent decade. Many of the chapters contain summaries and practical suggestions. Some topics are discussed in detail in several different chapters (iron,


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