Chapter 6. Nutrition

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician3,4,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow5 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer6,7
  1. Julie Bines MBBS, FRACP, MD Head of Clinical Nutrition1,
  2. Kay Gibbons BAppSc, FDAA Manager1 and
  3. Michele Meehan Clinical Nurse Consultant2

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch6

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Bines, J., Gibbons, K. and Meehan, M. (2009) Nutrition, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 5

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 6

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 7

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Victor Loti Smorgon Professor of, Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Maternal and Child Health, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • nutrition;
  • normal variations of breast-feeding;
  • cow's milk-based formulas;
  • antiregurgitation formulas;
  • hypoallergenic formulas;
  • feeding sick infant and child


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Breast-feeding

  • Formula feeding

  • Number of feeds

  • Introduction of whole cow's milk

  • Introduction of solids

  • Weaning

  • Toddlers who will not eat

  • Daily food needs of preschoolers

  • Feeding the sick infant and child

  • Enteral feeding

  • Parenteral nutrition

  • Refeeding syndrome