This exciting book, edited by Fiona Dykes and Victoria Hall Moran and with a foreword from Gretel Pelto, explores in an integrated context the varied factors associated with infant and child nutrition, including global feeding strategies, cultural factors, issues influencing breastfeeding, and economic and life cycle influences
Fiona Dykes is Professor of Maternal and Infant Health and Director of the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN) at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. and Victoria Hall Moran is a Senior Lecturer in MAINN and Editor-in-Chief of Maternal and Child Nutrition .
Contributor biographies. Foreword ( Gretel H. Pelto ). 1. From Grand Design to Change on the Ground: Going to Scale with a Global Feeding Strategy ( James Akre ). 1.1 Introduction. 1.2 How it all began. 1.3 Grasping the global challenge. 1.4 Summary recommendations. 1.5 Conclusion. References. 2. A Biocultural Basis for Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding ( Andy Bilson and Fiona Dykes ). 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. 2.3 A biocultural approach to institutional change. 2.4 Conclusion. References. 3. Feeding Preterm Infants in Sweden: Challenges to Implementing the Global Strategy in a Pro-Breastfeeding Culture ( Renee Flacking ). 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Breastfeeding preterm babies in Sweden. 3.3 Breastfeeding as relationship building in the early phase. 3.4 Breastfeeding at the 'training camp.' 3.5 Breastfeeding at home - trying to experience a balance in needs. 3.6 Paradigm shift. 3.7 Conclusion. References. 4. From 'to Learn' to 'To Know': Women's Embodied Knowledge of Breastfeeding in Japan ( Naoko Hashimoto and Christine McCourt ). 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 The study. 4.3 Social and historical background. 4.4 Breastfeeding as bodily experience: findings from Japanese women's narratives. 4.5 Discussion and implications. 4.6 Conclusion. References. 5. Breastfeeding and Poverty: Negotiating Cultural Change and Symbolic Capital of Motherhood in Quebec, Canada ( Danielle Groleau and Charo Rodriguez ). 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Social experience of breastfeeding. 5.3 Contextualising our study. 5.4 Conclusion. Acknowledgements. References. 6. Achieving Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices: Case Studies from Tanzania and Rwanda ( Lucy Thairu ). 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Infant feeding practices among mothers of unknown HIV status in Tanzania. 6.3 Infant feeding practices among HIV+ mothers in Rwanda. 6.4 Conclusion: bridging the gap between policy and actual practice to promote optimal infant feeding practices. References. 7. Bodies in the Making: Reflections on Women's Consumption Practices in Pregnancy ( Helen Stapleton and Julia Keenan ). 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Background. 7.3 Study aims, design and methodology. 7.4 Consumption in pregnancy: socioeconomic grouping and autonomy. 7.5 Consumption in pregnancy: prohibitions and exclusions. 7.6 Consumption in pregnancy: cravings, calories and weight management. 7.7 Autonomy and sociocultural constraints on choice and consumption. 7.8 Conclusion. References. 8. Homeless Mothers and Their Children: Two Generations at Nutritional Risk ( Anne Marie Coufopoulos and Allan Frederick Hackett ). 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Defining homelessness. 8.3 Homelessness in the UK and homeless mothers. 8.4 The use of temporary accommodation in the UK. 8.5 Homelessness and the health of mothers. 8.6 Nutrition and homeless mothers. 8.7 Homelessness and child feeding. 8.8 The Global Strategy for Infant and Child Feeding and homeless mothers in the UK - bridging the gap between policy and practice. 8.9 Conclusion. References. 9. Lifecycle Influences and Opportunities for Change ( Anthony F. Williams ). 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Disease risk, genotype and phenotype. 9.3 Low birth weight. 9.4 How strong is the link between birth size and chronic disease? 9.5 Maternal nutritional influences on nutritional phenotype of the newborn. 9.6 Putative mechanism of phenotypic induction. 9.7 Nutritional status of the child: impact of early growth. 9.8 Conclusion. References. 10. Use of Economics to Analyse Policies to Promote Breastfeeding ( Kevin D. Frick ). 10.1 Introduction. 10.2 Economic considerations. 10.3 Economic terminology. 10.4 Economic framework for assessing infant and young child nutrition and feeding strategies. 10.5 Economic analysis of global breastfeeding strategy. 10.6 Conclusion. References. 11. Complex Challenges to Implementing the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding ( Victoria Hall Moran and Fiona Dykes ). References. Index.