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Fast Facts: Infant Nutrition

By Alan Lucas and
Stanley Zlotkin

Published 2003

108 pages, 55 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-899541-93-5

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Early nutrition is critical to the health and development of infants as nutritional care may influence disease prognosis, clinical course, hospitalisation and propensity for disease in adulthood.

Fast Facts: Infant Nutrition is a practical, evidence-based guide for general physicians, nurses, health visitors and all healthcare professionals dealing with infants and their parents. The authors, both experts of international standing, offer sound management advice and protocols in a clear and accessible way supported by numerous illustrations and tables.

  • Covers the correct nutrition of healthy infants and the nutritional management of disease
  • Includes health and safety aspects of infant nutrition
  • Offers a ground-breaking, practical approach to the management of feeding problems
  • Reviews the emerging results of trials designed to explore the effects of early nutrition on long-term health and development

Contents
Physiology; Nutritional requirements; Growth; Breastfeeding; Infant formulas and other milks; Other fluids in infant feeding; Transition to solid foods; Food safety and general health issues; A practical approach to feeding problems; Future trends.

 

The authors

Alan Lucas

Medical Research Council Professor, University College Professor of Paediatric Nutrition, Director of Childhood Nutrition Centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Institute of Child Health, London, UK


Stanley Zlotkin

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Nutritional Sciences and Research Fellow, Senior Scientist, Program in Metabolism Research Institute, Head, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


 

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