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Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding Infants

Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad


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Feeding during the first two years of life is very important for the nutrition and growth of an infant, and it is ranked among the most effective interventions to improve the child's health as stated by World Health Organization. It has a great effect on early morbidity and mortality, and the long-term effect on health and future of individual and public as well. Breastfeeding, formula feeding, and complimentary food introduction constitute the main parts of feeding during infancy. Breastfeeding, especially exclusive for the first six months, has many benefits for the infant, mother, and public in general. Formula feeding, on the other hand, although it is associated with great disadvantages and problems, can be life-saving for infants who need it. Proper introduction of complementary food at the proper time is important to meet the growth requirement and preventing common nutritional problems. This book intends to provide the readers with a comprehensive overview of infant feeding during the first two years of life, and its associated problem. It focuses on breastfeeding, formula feeding, and complimentary food introductions. Implementation guidelines, advantages, and disadvantages, medical contraindications and problems associated with breastfeeding and formula feeding, will be reviewed in this book. Also, major nutritional problems in the first two years of life, (like failure to thrive, marasmus, kwashiorkor, overweight, and obesity), will be included in the scope of this book.

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Date completed: October 15th 2019

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Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad

Professor Isam Jaber AL-Zwaini is the Head of the Department of Pediatrics at AL-Kindy Medical College, Baghdad University, Iraq. He is an associate member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He was a consultant pediatrician at Ramadi Maternity and Children Hospital, AL-Anbar Governorate, Iraq from 1996 to 2005. He served as lecturer at the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of AL-Anbar from December 1996 to August 2001. He is Assistant Professor since 2001 and Head of the Department of Pediatrics since September 26, 2016.

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