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Special Issue "Breastfeeding: Benefits to Infant and Mother"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Nutrition".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 September 2023 | Viewed by 2585
Special Issue Editor
Interests: breast milk; oral feeding; prematurity; preterm infants; complementary feeds
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue Information
Successful breastfeeding has benefits for both mother and infant that extend the lifespan, including a reduction in cancer, cardiac disease, and obesity. Unfortunately, the health disparities in breastfeeding are striking, and the variable rate of breastfeeding across racial or ethnic groups and among individuals with different socioeconomic statuses is an under-appreciated public health crisis. Overall parity in breastfeeding rates through 6 months could substantially reduce the incidence of childhood infection and the devastation of sudden infant death syndrome. To improve public health and education, further data are needed regarding the short-term and long-term benefits of breastfeeding across diverse cohorts. For this Special Issue of Nutrients, I am soliciting your contributions to better define and expand our shared understanding of the global benefits of breastfeeding to infants and mothers.
Prof. Dr. Robert D. Roghair
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