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Research has shown that optimum maternal and child nutrition can reduce the incidence of chronic conditions ranging from obesity, food allergy and asthma, to cardiovascular disease and cancers.

This exciting book, edited by Fiona Dykes and Victoria Hall Moran and with a foreword by Gretel Pelto, explores in an integrated context the varied factors associated with infant and child nutrition, including global feeding strategies, cultural factors, issues influencing breastfeeding, and economic and life cycle influences. Carefully drawn together and edited, recognising the many complexities and challenges that face practitioners working in the field, this landmark publication offers practical suggestions in this vitally important subject.

Infant and Young Child Feeding:

Offers crucial insights into implementation of the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding

Illuminates the complex challenges for nutritionists, dieticians and other health and social care professionals in implementing international guidelines within local cultural settings

Includes contributions from leading international experts in the field

All libraries in universities, medical schools and research establishments where nutrition and dietetics, midwifery, medicine, nursing, health studies and social sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this crucially important book on their shelves.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405187213
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/22/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Fiona Dykes is Professor of Maternal and Infant Health and Director of the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN) at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. and Victoria Hall Moran is a Senior Lecturer in MAINN and Editor-in-Chief of Maternal and Child Nutrition.

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Table of Contents

Contributor biographies ix

Foreword Gretel H. Pelto xv

1 From Grand Design to Change on the Ground: Going to Scale with a Global Feeding Strategy James Akre 1

1.1 Introduction 1

1.2 How it all began 5

1.3 Grasping the global challenge 8

1.4 Summary recommendations 20

1.5 Conclusion 23

References 23

2 A Biocultural Basis for Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding Andy Bilson Fiona Dykes 32

2.1 Introduction 32

2.2 WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative 32

2.3 A biocultural approach to institutional change 36

2.4 Conclusion 38

References 40

3 Feeding Preterm Infants in Sweden: Challenges to Implementing the Global Strategy in a Pro-Breastfeeding Culture Renée Flacking 43

3.1 Introduction 43

3.2 Breastfeeding preterm babies in Sweden 44

3.3 Breastfeeding as relationship building in the early phase 46

3.4 Breastfeeding at the 'training camp' 48

3.5 Breastfeeding at home - trying to experience a balance in needs 52

3.6 Paradigm shift 55

3.7 Conclusion 55

References 56

4 From 'to Learn' to 'To Know': Women's Embodied Knowledge of Breastfeeding in Japan Naoko Hashimoto Christine McCourt 59

4.1 Inroduction 59

4.2 The study 61

4.3 Social and historical background 62

4.4 Breastfeeding as bodily experience: findings from Japanese women's narratives 66

4.5 Discussion and implications 77

4.6 Conclusion 77

References 78

5 Breastfeeding and Poverty: Negotiating Cultural Change and Symbolic Capital of Motherhood in Québec, Canada Danielle Groleau Charo Rodríguez 80

5.1 Introduction 80

5.2 Social experience of breastfeeding 88

5.3 Contextualising our study 91

5.4 Conclusion 95

Acknowledgements 96

References 96

6 Achieving Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices: Case Studies from Tanzania and Rwanda Lucy Thairu 99

6.1 Introduction 99

6.2 Infant feeding practices among mothers of unknown HIV status in Tanzania 101

6.3 Infant feeding practices among HIV+ mothers in Rwanda 108

6.4 Conclusion: bridging the gap between policy and actual practice to promote optimal infant feeding practices 115

References 116

7 Bodies in the Making: Reflections on Women's Consumption Practices in Pregnancy Helen Stapleton Julia Keenan 119

7.1 Introduction 119

7.2 Background 120

7.3 Study aims, design and methodology 124

7.4 Consumption in pregnancy: socioeconomic grouping and autonomy 125

7.5 Consumption in pregnancy: prohibitions and exclusions 130

7.6 Consumption in pregnancy: cravings, calories and weight management 136

7.7 Autonomy and sociocultural constraints on choice and consumption 138

7.8 Conclusion 140

References 142

8 Homeless Mothers and Their Children: Two Generations at Nutritional Risk Anne Marie Coufopoulos Allan Frederick Hackett 146

8.1 Introduction 146

8.2 Defining homelessness 147

8.3 Homelessness in the UK and homeless mothers 147

8.4 The use of temporary accommodation in the UK 148

8.5 Homelessness and the health of mothers 149

8.6 Nutrition and homeless mothers 150

8.7 Homelessness and child feeding 155

8.8 The Global Strategy for Infant and Child Feeding and homeless mothers in the UK - bridging the gap between policy and practice 157

8.9 Conclusion 159

References 160

9 Lifecycle Influences and Opportunities for Change Anthony F. Williams 163

9.1 Introduction 163

9.2 Disease risk, genotype and phenotype 164

9.3 Low birth weight 165

9.4 How strong is the link between birth size and chronic disease? 166

9.5 Maternal nutritional influences on nutritional phenotype of the newborn 167

9.6 Putative mechanism of phenotypic induction 171

9.7 Nutritional status of the child: impact of early growth 173

9.8 Conclusion 176

References 177

10 Use of Economics to Analyse Policies to Promote Breastfeeding Kevin D. Frick 181

10.1 Introduction 181

10.2 Economic considerations 181

10.3 Economic terminology 183

10.4 Economic framework for assessing infant and young child nutrition and feeding strategies 186

10.5 Economic analysis of global breastfeeding strategy 190

10.6 Conclusion 195

References 196

11 Complex Challenges to Implementing the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding Victoria Hall Moran Fiona Dykes 197

References 200

Index 202

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