ERIC Number: ED360049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Feeding Babies: From Breast Milk to the Family Dish.
Children in the Tropics, n202-203 1992
Focusing on the issue of feeding infants, this journal covers a wide range of information, research, and issues related to breast-feeding and its alternatives for feeding infants in both developing and industrialized countries. The journal is divided into the following sections: (1) "The Epidemiology of Breast-feeding: Frequency and Duration," including discussions of the decline in breast-feeding, and types and indicators of feeding; (2) "Anatomy and Physiology of the Mammary Glands"; (3) "Lactation: Its Advantages and Consequences," including explanations of nutritional, anti-infective, and psychological advantages, and discussions of mothers' nutritional status and planned parenthood; (4) "Managing Breast-feeding," which explains the procedure for, possible difficulties with, and actions to promote breast-feeding; (5) "Artificial Feeding"; and (6) "Weaning and Diversification," which discusses the relationship between diet and child development, and foods that can supplement breast milk. Recommendations for additional reading are provided. Appendices include sample questions for use in surveys on breast-feeding indicators; a list of 10 prerequisites for successful breast-feeding; and a summary of the international code for infant feeding. (MM)
Descriptors: Breastfeeding, Child Health, Food, Foreign Countries, Infants, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Physiology
International Children's Centre, Chateau de Longchamp, Boise de Boulogne, 75016 Paris, France ($14; 6-issue annual subscription $40).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Children's Centre, Paris (France).