Breast Milk: Consumption and its Effects on Child Health


Lucille Carson (Editor)

Series: Pediatrics – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED069000

Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and/or lactation is highly important in the case of fetal programming and epigenetic regulation. Moreover, it is related to the adequate development of the fetus, infant and future adult. Breast milk is the optimal form of infant nutrition for the first six to twelve months of life, providing both short-term and long-term advantages for infants and mothers. Among other benefits, breastfeeding provides the infant with protection from a variety of infections, including recurrent otitis media, gastroenteritis, and respiratory tract infections. Chapter One in this book evaluates the correlation between the nutritional status of breastfeeding women, and the cholesterol concentration in their milk. Chapter Two reviews maternal viral infections that can be transmitted to infants directly through breast milk or other mechanisms associated with breastfeeding. Chapter Three discusses the application of hydrostatic high pressure treatments for improving the quality of banked human milk. Chapter Four analyzes scientific works published in periodicals indexed in electronic databases about the importance of a social support network to the donation of human milk through the partnership between Brazilian Human Milk Banks and the Military Firefighters Corps for receivers of human milk, counting from the network’s first registered existence in Brazil until the year of 2015, and considering its social effects in the country and perhaps abroad. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Maternal Diet and Cholesterol Concentration in Breast Milk: Pilot Study
Kamelska Anna Malwina (Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland)

Chapter 2. Viral Infection through Breastfeeding
Kelli D. Tichy and Joan M. Duggan (Department of Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center. Toledo, Ohio, USA)

Chapter 3. Application of Hydrostatic High Pressure Treatments to Improve the Quality of Banked Human Milk
Garrido M., Delgado-Adámez J. and Ramírez R. (Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy, and others)

Chapter 4. Milk Donor Social Support Network: Partnership Between Human Milk Banks and the Brazilian Military Firefighters Corps
Lucienne Christine Estevez de Alencar and Dirce Bellezi Guilhem (University of Brasilia, College of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Brasília, DF, Brazil)


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