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Special Issue "Infant Feeding: Advances and Future Challenges"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Neonatology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2023) | Viewed by 7054
Special Issue Editor
Interests: domestic violence in pregnancy; Breastfeeding; perinatal mental health
Special Issue Information
It is with great pleasure to invite you to collaborate to the special issue” Infant Feeding: Advances and Future Challenges”. Nutrition is undoubtedly an expression of the culture of every people. Nutrition in infancy is a cornerstone, not only for the proper and healthy development of the child, but also for his health in adulthood. To date, much of the research on the long-term effects of infant nutrition has been given to breastfeeding, comparing formula feeding and evaluating the effects of exclusivity, time, and duration of feeding on different types of infant milk. The transition from breast milk to solid food is a defining moment, which affects the subsequent development of the child's nutritional variety, but also the quality of food. However, the method of weaning, the types of milk that will replace or follow breastfeeding, as well as the age of introduction of solid foods have not yet been adequately studied for their effects on later health. The main goal of this special issue of Children is to identify optimal feeding practices and their causal effects offered in short-term and long-term health. Research on infants from different backgrounds is the key to provide generalizable data that can be used to determine best feeding practices.
We welcome submissions related to different infant feeding, such as different types of formula milk, different food culture and their effects on human health.
Dr. Evangelia Antoniou
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- formula feeding
- specific types of formula
- special nutritional needs
- methods of weaning