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.
Preface. Foreword. Contributors. Breast Feeding Practices During Industrialisation 1800-1919 (Valerie Fildes). The Geographic Distribution of Malnutrition (Alberto Pradilla). Maternal Undernutrition and Reproductive Performance (Barbara Abrams). Breast-Feeding: An International and Historical Review (Joe D. Wray). Science and Lactation (Frank Hytten). Contemporary Feeding Practices in Infancy and Early Childhood in Developing Countries (Jean King and Ann Ashworth). Social and Psychological Factors in Breast-Feeding (Manuel Carballo and Gretel H. Pelto). Weaning: Why, When and What? (Angel Ballabriga). Development in Infant Nutrition (L.J. Filer, Jr.). The Infant Food Industry as a Partner in Health (Fred T. Sai). Direct Intervention Programmes to Improve Infant and Child Nutrition (Mahshid Lotfi and John B. Mason).