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Infant Feeding

Breast versus Formula

Edited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad


Zaid Rasheed Al-Ani

University of Anbar

Walter Hurley

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Feeding during the first two years of life is very important for the nutrition and growth of an infant. It has a great effect on early morbidity and mortality and long-term effects on health. Breastfeeding has many benefits for both the infant and mother, whereas formula feeding, although associated with disadvantages and problems, can be life-saving for infants who need it. This book examines many aspects of infant feeding and nutrition with chapters covering such topics as the impact of the first 1000 days of nutrition on child health and development, breastfeeding, factors behind the decision to breastfeed or formula feed, and the relationship between breastfeeding and gut microbiota, among others.

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Infant FeedingBreast versus FormulaEdited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

Published: October 28th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87613

ISBN: 978-1-83962-720-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-719-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-721-7

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Impact of First 1000 Days Nutrition on Child Development and General Health

By Isam Jaber AL-Zwaini, Zaid Rasheed AL-Ani and Walter Hurley


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2. Breastfeeding in Normal Newborn: Basic Concepts

By Jayashree Purkayastha


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3. Factors Influencing Maternal Decision-Making on Infant Feeding Practices

By Whitney N. Hamilton


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4. Relationship between Ocular Morbidity and Infant Nutrition

By Erdinc Bozkurt and Hayrunisa Bekis Bozkurt


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5. Caseins as Regulators of Hematopoiesis

By Edgar Ledesma-Martinez, Vanihamin Domínguez-Meléndez, Itzen Aguiñiga-Sánchez and Edelmiro Santiago-Osorio


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6. Prophylactic and Therapeutic Role of Human Breast Milk Proteins and Bioactive Peptides against Neonatal Bacterial Infections

By Sandeep Kaur, Mandeep Kaur Panaich, Simrat Kaur Virk, Mahima Choudhary, Chandni Sharma, Sunita Chauhan, Parul Chadha and Vandana Sharma


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7. Breastfeeding and Gut Microbiota

By Bita Najafian and Mohammad Hossein Khosravi


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8. The Evaluation of Childhood Foods and Infant Formula Exposure to Furan, Chloropropanols and Acrylamide Contamination by Food Processing

By Burhan Başaran


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