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More About This Title Nutrition in Early Life
The text is written as a scientific reference book for those seeking to apply science in the support of a successful pregnancy and in the prevention of nutritional problems during foetal and early post-natal life. The importance of optimal nutrition during these periods of life is emphasised by the overwhelming evidence that nutritional problems in early embryonic life may cause congenital malformations and during late foetal life and early post natal life may set the molecular programme for later disease development.
Pre- and periconceptual nutrition (Coad).
Maternal physiology and nutrition (Forsum).
Physiological and nutritional aspects of the placenta (Symonds, Budge and Stephenson).
Lifestyle and maternal health interactions between mother and foetus (Ibrahim and Forsyth).
The foetus at birth: maternal and foetal preparations for postnatal development (McNabb).
Foetal, infant and childhood growth and adult health (Godfrey and Barker).
Nutrition in infancy (Wever and Prentice).
Complementary feeding for the full-term infant (Sritharan and Morgan).
Nutrition of the low-birth-weight and very-low-birth-weight infant (King and Harrison).
Nutrition in childhood (Poskitt).,
Practical advice on food and nutrition for the mother, infant and child (Lawson).
"...Would I recommend it? Oh yes: it should be read or consulted by all whose research or clinical practice involves growth and nutrition in early life." (Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, May 2003)
"...this book will also provide a fascinating and valuable resource for all healthcare professionals working in the fields of maternal and infant nutrition" (Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, No.6, 2003)