Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad

Prof. Isam Jaber AL-Zwaini graduated from AL-Mustansiryia College of Medicine, Iraq, in 1987, after which he worked as a house officer in different hospitals in Baghdad for fifteen months followed by military service for three years. He began his pediatrics study in 1991 and obtained a fellowship from the Iraqi Commission for Medical Specializations in 1996. He was a lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics, AL-Anbar College of Medicine, Iraq, from 1996 to 2001, after which he was promoted to assistant professor. In 2005, he began working in the Department of Pediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq. He became a professor there in 2008. Prof. AL-Zwaini was head of the Department of Pediatrics at both AL-Anbar and AL-Kindy Medical Colleges for many years. He is a member of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK. He has published more than thirty scientific papers in different pediatric fields and has a special interest in pediatric hematology, neurology, and nutrition.

Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

7books edited

6chapters authored

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The growth and development of infants during the first two years of life are greatly influenced by nutrition. Meeting basic nutritional requirements is vital for proper and optimal growth and development, both physically and mentally. Many factors have influenced the rate of breastfeeding and the proper timing of complementary feed introduction. Some of these factors include poverty, world wars, the influx of women into the workforce, and the development of commercial infant formula. This book presents a comprehensive overview of infant and young child feeding. Chapters address breastfeeding programs, infant feeding in developing countries, breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the safety and physiological effects of the formula.

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