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Selected Topics in Breastfeeding

Edited by R. Mauricio Barría

Austral University of Chile

Breastfeeding is a cornerstone of child nutrition and the growth and development of children. In addition, it generates other multiple benefits for both child and mother. Consequently, it has been recognized as a strategy of promotion and protection of the main health for different countries across the world. However, despite the strong evidence of its benefits and the public health policies being implemented to promote breastfeeding, the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding at the sixth month does not reach the recommendations of many countries. This book intends to provide the reader with an overview of selected topics on current state-of-the-art breastfeeding in different situations and conditions. Specialists in the field of breastfeeding from different countries have developed these chapters and through them they share part of their experience.

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Selected Topics in BreastfeedingEdited by R. Mauricio Barría

Published: December 19th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68517

ISBN: 978-1-78984-909-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-908-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-325-3

Copyright year: 2018

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3593 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

5 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: A Comprehensive Approach to the Process of Breastfeeding

By René Mauricio Barría P


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2. Bioactive Components of Human Milk: Similarities and Differences between Human Milk and Infant Formula

By Esmat Aly, Aliaa Ali Darwish, Ruben Lopez-Nicolas, Carmen Frontela-Saseta and Gaspar Ros-Berruezo


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3. The Influence of Breastfeeding and the Infant’s Social Environment on Neuroplasticity and Brain Development: The First 1000 Days

By Touraj Shafai, Monika Mustafa, Sandra Compsos and Lida Niake


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4. Support for Breastfeeding

By Patricia Triviño Vargas


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5. Breastfeeding and Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer in Women: A Review of Scientific Evidence

By Emilio González-Jiménez


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