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Infant Feeding

Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad

Prof. Isam Jaber AL-Zwaini has served as head of the pediatric department at AL-Anbar and AL-Kindy Medical Colleges for many years. He is an associate member of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK, since 2007, and also a member of the Iraqi Medical Association and the Iraqi Pediatric Association.


Hayder Al-Momen

University of Baghdad

Dr. Al-Momen is a Scopus-certified scientific reviewer and a member of many associations worldwide including the British Association for Child Health (BACCH) and British Special Interest Group.


Infant Feeding Nutritional Needs Breastfeeding Formula Feeding Brain Development Infant Obesity Infant Immunity Vitamin Requirement Trace Elements Metabolic Syndrome Deficiency Nutritional Problems

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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. Feeding during the first 1000 days of life is found to be crucial for the growth and development of an individual and their long-term health outcome. On many occasions, major nutritional problems such as obesity and undernutrition are linked to nutrition during infancy. These problems do not affect only the individual, but in a way might have massive ramifications on the future of developing countries. Infant feeding practice has greatly changed since the beginning of the last century. Many factors have influenced the rate of breastfeeding and proper time of complementary feed introduction. Poverty, worldwide wars, the influx of women in the workforce, and the development of commercial infant formula are among these factors. This book aims to include various aspects and issues of feeding during infancy, focusing on breast, formula, and complementary feeds.

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Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad

Prof. Isam Jaber AL-Zwaini was born on January 04, 1963, in Baghdad, Iraq. After graduating from AL-Mustansiryia College of Medicine in 1987, he worked as a house officer in different hospitals in Baghdad for 15 months, followed by military services for 3 years. He started his pediatric study in 1991 and gained the Fellowship of Iraqi Commission for Medical Specializations in 1996. He worked as a lecturer at the Department of Pediatrics, AL-Anbar Medical College, from 1996 to 2001 when he obtained the title of Assistant Professor. In 2005, he began working in the Department of Pediatrics at AL-Kindy Medical College, University of Baghdad, and obtained the title of Professor in 2008. He became an associate member of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK, in 2007. He has served as head of the pediatric department at AL-Anbar and AL-Kindy Medical Colleges for many years and has published more than thirty scientific papers in different pediatric fields. He has a special interest in pediatric hematology, neurology, and nutrition.

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