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Mary Beth Nierengarten, MA

Mary Beth Nierengarten is a freelance medical writer with over 25 years of experience. Her work appears regularly in a number of print and online publications.


Choosing specialty formula

July 09, 2021

When a child cannot tolerate cow's milk, the choice of formula should be informed by the condition that precludes the child from consuming cow's milk or breast milk. Here are 4 specialty formula types.

How to choose an infant formula

May 01, 2021

Breast milk is best, but for those babies who won’t or don’t breastfeed there are formula alternatives. Here’s a primer on infant formulas and how to decide which option is appropriate for the individual child.

13 ways to involve fathers in pediatric care

February 28, 2020

Although fathers are becoming more involved in the lives of their children and a more common sight in the pediatric office, they are infrequently the focus of care or discussions. Here are 13 ways to be more inclusive and improve paternal bonds.

13 indications for a medically prescribed diet

February 21, 2020

A balanced diet is the cornerstone of lifelong physical and mental health. However, some children may have conditions that require a medically prescribed diet. Here’s a look at the medical indications and potential complications for some of them.