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1st Edition

Perinatal Nutrition
Optimizing Infant Health & Development

ISBN 9780824754747
Published December 27, 2004 by CRC Press
392 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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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"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