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Protecting Infants Through Human Milk : Advancing the Scientific Evidence

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"Protecting Infants through Human Milk: Advancing the Scientific Evidence" provides a forum in which basic scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, and policy makers exchange the latest findings regarding the effects of human milk and breastfeeding on infant and maternal health, thereby fostering new and promising collaborations. This volume also integrates data from animal and in vitro laboratory studies with clinical and population studies to examine human milk production and composition, the mechanisms of infant protection and/or risk from human milk feeding, and proposed interventions related to infant feeding practices. Additionally, it stimulates critical evaluation of, and advances in, the scientific evidence base and research methods, and identifies the research priorities in various areas.show more

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  • Hardback | 549 pages
  • 160 x 246.4 x 40.6mm | 1,224.71g
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
  • Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Illustrations, port.
  • 0306485885
  • 9780306485886

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From the reviews: "The papers in this volume present current research on the complex composition of human milk and its biological and nutritional role, its effects on infant and maternal health . There is much here to assist IBCLCs . a valuable resource for medical practitioners, nutritionists, and other clinicians working with breastfeeding women and their infants; for medical and nursing educators; and for researchers in public health, immunology, and the biological sciences. It should be on the library shelves of all institutions ." (Virginia Thorley, Journal of Human Lactation, Vol. 21 (4), 2005)"show more

Table of contents

Section I Introduction and Special Sessions.- Ehrlich-Koldovsky Young Investigator Award.- Macy-György Award.- Human Milk Proteins: Key Components for the Biological Activity of Human Milk.- Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Human Milk: An Essential Role in Infant Development.- Epidemiology of Breastfeeding: Advances and Multidisciplinary Applications.- Section II Science and Policy: Optimal Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding.- The Optimal Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding: A Systematic Review.- Expert Consultation on the Optimal Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding: The Process, Recommendations, and Challenges for the Future.- Section III Breastfeeding from the Mother s Perspective.- Impact of Breastfeeding on Maternal Nutritional Status.- Lactation and Maternal Bone Health.- The Impact of Energy Restriction and Exercise in Lactating Women.- Protecting, Promoting, and Supporting Breastfeeding among Women in the Labor Force.- Section IV Innate and Acquired Immune Systems of Human Milk.- Histo-blood Group Antigen and Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Genetic Polymorphism and Risk of Infectious Diseases.- Human Milk Protective Mechanisms.- The Dynamic Effects of Breastfeeding on Intestinal Development and Host Defense.- Understanding the Origin of Asthma and Its Relationship to Breastfeeding.- Section V Risk of Viral Transmission by Breastfeeding.- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission during Breastfeeding: Knowledge, Gaps, and Challenges for the Future.- Mother-to-Infant Hepatitis C Virus Transmission and Breastfeeding.- Section VI Cellular and Molecular Biology of Mammary Gland Development and Lactation.- Morphogenesis of Mammary Gland Development.- Genetic Manipulation of Mammary Gland Development and Lacation.- Glucose Transport in Lactation.- Regulation of Milk Lipid Formation and Secretion in the Mouse Mammary Gland.- Section VII Extended Abstracts.- Social Capital and Breastfeeding Initiation among Puerto Rican Women.- Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Public Opinion about Breastfeeding: the 1999 2000 Healthstyles Surveys in the United States.- A Comparison of Patterns of Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding in Peru and Ghana.- Early Determinants of Non-exclusive Breastfeeding among Guatemalan Infants.- Association of Degree and Timing of Exposure to Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Services with Breastfeeding Duration.- Effect of Education and Lactation Support on Maternal Decision to Provide Human Milk for Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants.- Interaction of Stress and Lactation Differs between Mothers of Premature Singletons and Multiples.- Making My Baby Healthy: Changing the Decision from Formula to Human Milk Feedings for Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants.- Comfort and Effectiveness of the Symphony Breast Pump for Mothers of Preterm Infants: Comparison of Three Suction Patterns.- Identification of Factors Affecting Breast Pump Efficacy.- Protection of Breastfeeding, Marketing of Human Milk Substitutes and Ethics.- Micronutrient Status of Brazilian Lactating Adolescents.- Nutritional Status of Exclusively Breastfeeding Adolescents from Northwest and Central Mexico.- Bone Mineral Density and Bone Turnover in Adolescent Mothers after Lactation.- Breastfeeding and Food Taboos in Nursing Mothers from Mexico.- Impact of Calcium Supplementation in the Preceding Pregnancy on the Human Milk Calcium Concentration of Gambian Women.- Influence of Recent Dietary Intake on Plasma and Human Milk Levels of Carotenoids and Retinol in Brazilian Nursing Women.- Factors Influencing Concentrations of Iron, Zinc, and Copper in Human Milk.- Positive Effect of Human Milk on Neurobehavioral and Cognitive Development of Premature Infants.- Breastfeeding and Cognitive Development in Children.- Breastfeeding Protects against the Anorectic Response to Infection in Infants: Possible Role of DHA.- Effect of Human Hind Milk on Preterm Infant Growth.- Impact of Unfortified Human Milk Feeding on Weight Gain and Mineral Status of Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants aftershow more