This volume provides a contemporary and historical overview of infant nutrition in Europe, North America, and the Third World. It emphasizes the important role that good nutrition, appropriate health care, and a caring environment play in promoting healthy physical and social growth in children. Issues covered include breast feeding, maternal undernutrition and reproductive performance, weaning, and the social and pyschological factors of breast feeding. The book will serve as an excellent guide for nutritionists, pediatricians, health professionals and others involved in child welfare worldwide.
Table of Contents
1. Breast Feeding Practices During Industrialisation 1800–1919 2. The Geographic Distribution of Malnutrition 3. Maternal Undernutrition and Reproductive Performance 4. Breast-feeding: An International and Historical Review 5. Science and Lactation 6. Contemporary Feeding Practices in Infancy and Early Childhood in Developing Countries 7. Social and Psychological Factors in Breast-feeding 8. Weaning: Why, When and What? 9. Development in Infant Nutrition 10. The Infant Food Industry as a Partner in Health 11. Direct Intervention Programmes to Improve Infant and Child Nutrition