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Title: Infant feeding : the physiological basis / edited by James Akré
Other Titles: Alimentación infantil : bases fisiológicas
L' Alimentation infantile : bases physiologiques
Authors: Akré, James
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: Indonesian
Arabic
English
Persian
Serbian
French
German
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Abstract: Reviews the latest scientific information on the physiological development of infants during the prenatal period and first year of life, showing the significance of breast milk as the only truly universal source of nourishment. The objective is to define the physiological considerations that are the basis for appropriate dietary patterns and practices, in view of infants nutritional needs and degree of functional maturity, particularly as regards the type of food given, and their excretory processes and defences against infection. Separate chapters cover nutritional aspects of pregnancy and of the newborn, health factors which may interfere with breast-feeding, complementary feeding, the low-birth-weight infant, and the physiology of the infant and young child during periods of acute infection. The resulting information can serve as the scientific basis for preparing guidelines on infant feeding, taking into account the available foods and local customs. Though addressed to health professionals, the review also offers useful information for general readers seeking an update on the topic
Description: Summaries in French
spa published by: Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama
rus published by: Saint Petersburg : Hippocrate
PC.HQ
108 p.
Subject: Infant nutrition
Breast Feeding
Infant Food
metadata.dc.subject.other: Maternal and Child Health
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/39084
Other Identifiers: 9240686703
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