Maternal-Fetal Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation Hardback
Improving clinicians' understanding of effects nutrition can have on maternal health and fetal and neonatal development can have considerable impact on achieving a healthy pregnancy and reducing childhood morbidity.
This book defines the nutritional requirements with regard to each stage of fetal development and growth, placing scientific developments into a clinical context.
Clinicians and scientists discuss: how the fetus grows and what macro- and micronutrients it requires; what happens when there is nutrient deficiency and when placental development is abnormal; aspects of infant feeding, both with breast milk and formula milk.
Specific problems encountered in pregnancy that pose a nutritional challenge are also considered, including pregnancy in teenagers, multiple pregnancies and pregnancy in those who are vegetarians or vegans.
All doctors, health-care workers or scientists who either care for women, their newborn and growing infants, or who are involved in research in these areas, will find this to be essential reading.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 218 pages, 31 Tables, black and white; 3 Halftones, black and white; 13 Line drawings, black and whi
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 28/01/2010
- Category: Materno-fetal medicine
- ISBN: 9780521887090