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Perinatal Nutrition

Optimizing Infant Health & Development, 1st Edition

Edited by Jatinder Bhatia

CRC Press

392 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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Perinatal Nutrition describes the role of nutrition in newborn growth and development, the reduction of health risks, and the prevention of morbidity in the neonatal period and infancy. This important reference presents valuable nutritional strategies for the care of perinatal patients from preconception through infancy and after hospital release, and analyzes in-hospital and post discharge methods to promote infant growth. The book investigates the positive effects of calcium, protein, and other micronutrients on infant development as well as the mechanisms, function, and impact of a wide range of nutrients and provides recommendations for iron and vitamin intake based on maternal BMI.


"At a time when literature on the influence of intrauterine nutritional status is important to late postnatal health status, this text is very timely and recommended."

Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 3, No. 1, Sept. 2005

Table of Contents

Periconceptional Nutrition and Infant Outcomes, Caulfield

Nutritional Requirements During Pregnancy and Lactation, Picciano

Maternal Nutrition For Normal Intrauterine Growth, Jones and Devoe

Placenta as Nutritional Source, Ganapathy

Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Hay

Nutrition and Cognitive Development, Heird

Feeding the Premature Infant, Adamkin

Nutrition For the Premature Infant After Hospital Discharge, Bhatia

Breastfeeding the Term Infant, Rassin and Revai

Introducing Solid Foods to Infants, Baxter

Growth During the First Year of Life, Vanderhoof and Berseth

Prenatal and Infant Nutrition in the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes, Muir and She

Nutritional Needs of Teenage Mothers, Blackwell and Devoe

Ethical Issues In Neonatal Medicine, Leuthner and Carter

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Pediatrics
MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology