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Maternal nutrition and optimal infant feeding practices: executive summary.
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PMID:  17284759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Much recent attention has been paid to the effect of the fetal environment on not only healthy birth outcomes but also long-term health outcomes, including a role as an antecedent to adult diseases. A major gap in our understanding of these relations, however, is the effect of maternal nutrition and nutrient transport on healthy fetal growth and development. In addition, this gap precludes evidence-based recommendations about how to best feed preterm infants. The biological role of the mother and the effect of her nutritional status on infant feeding extend to postnatal infant feeding practices. Currently, evidence is incomplete about not only the composition of human milk, but also the maternal nutritional needs to support extended lactation and the appropriate nutrient composition of foods that will be used to complement breastfeeding at least through the first year of life. Consequently, a conference, organized by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements, and the US Department of Agriculture Children's Nutrition Research Center was held to explore current knowledge and develop a research agenda to address maternal nutrition and infant feeding practices. These proceedings contain presentations about the effect of maternal nutrition and the placental environment on fetal growth and birth outcomes, as well as issues pertaining to feeding preterm and full-term infants.
Daniel J Raiten; Satish C Kalhan; William W Hay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Congresses    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-07     Completed Date:  2007-03-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577S-583S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Office of Prevention Research and International Programs, Endocrinology, Nutrition and Growth Branch, Center for Research on Mothers and Children, DHHS/NIH/NICHD, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development
Fetal Development
Infant Food / standards*
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Nutrition Disorders
Pregnancy Outcome

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