Nutrition in Infancy

Volume 1

  • Ronald Ross Watson
  • George Grimble
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Sherma Zibadi

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Overview: Global Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Siân Robinson, Caroline Fall
      Pages 3-16
    3. Rakesh Sharma
      Pages 17-37
    4. Zaynah Tahmina Chowdhury, Melissa A. Henderson, Ronald Ross Watson
      Pages 51-66
    5. Malek Batal, Laura Hjeij Awada
      Pages 67-73
    6. Peter Orji Uvere, Henrietta Nkechi Ene-Obong
      Pages 75-93
  3. Premature Infant Feeding

  4. Breast Feeding: Growth and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Evelyn Jantscher-Krenn, Lars Bode
      Pages 209-219
    3. Wendy Oddy, Margaret F. McHugh
      Pages 221-237
    4. Asefeh Faraz
      Pages 239-246
    5. Gonca Yilmaz, Nilgun Demirli Çaylan, Candemir Karacan
      Pages 289-305
    6. James Friel, Sandra Castillo San-Juan, Milana Abramovich
      Pages 319-330
  5. Micronutrients and Healthy Infant Nutritional Status

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Frank T. Wieringa, Marjoleine A. Dijkhuizen, Jacques Berger
      Pages 333-342
    3. Nisreen A. Alwan, Janet E. Cade
      Pages 343-357
    4. Christine A. Northrop-Clewes
      Pages 359-381
    5. Willemijn E. Corpeleijn, Marijn J. Vermeulen, Johannes B. van Goudoever
      Pages 383-392
    6. Sanya Roysommuti, J. Michael Wyss
      Pages 393-408
    7. Sambasiviah Chidambara Murthy
      Pages 409-416
    8. Gema Ariceta
      Pages 417-428
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 457-467

About this book


Nutrition in Infancy: Volume 1 is a very useful resource for all clinicians treating and preventing nutritional problems in infants.  This volume covers a wide range of topics that support wellness in infants through the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, malnutrition, and developmental and genetic abnormalities.  A variety of chapters deal with nutrients for infants with disabilities, surgery, and other special needs.

Special emphasis is provided for clinicians treating the millions of children in developing countries whose death is promoted by undernutrition or malnutrition. The next sections discuss the health benefits of supplementation and breast feeding and methods to improve use of berast feeding and it’s duration.  In Nutrition in Infancy: Volume 1,  all of these facets of nutrition and nutritional therapy are covered in a precise and practical way.  The latest developments in diagnostic procedures and nutritional support are also included.  Written by a group of international experts, this volume is an indispensable new reference for clinicians with an interest in the nutrition and health of pregnant mothers and their infants.


Behavioral aspects of feeding disorders Body mass index Centile curves Children with special needs Developing countries Dietary fiber Home enteral nutrition Iron deficiency in infants Magnesium and infant health Malnutrition in children Minimal enteral nutrition Neuronal development Nutrition and HIV infected infants Nutritional antioxidants Nutritional screening Parenteral nutrition Severe malnutrition in infancy and childhood Trace element requirements Vitamin supplementation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald Ross Watson
    • 1
  • George Grimble
    • 2
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 3
  • Sherma Zibadi
    • 4
  1. 1.Arizona Health Science Center, Mel and Enid ZuckermanUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Centre for Gastroenterology, and NutritionUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Dept. Nutrition & DieteticsKing's CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid ZuckermanUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-223-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-224-7
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