Contributing Authors. Preface. 1 Growth and organ development; T.J. Cole. 2 Nutrient transfer: mammary gland regulation; S.L. Kelleher and B. Lönnerdal. 3 Micronutrient transfer: infant absorption; B. Lönnerdal and S. L. Kelleher. 4 Developmental aspects of the mucosal immune system: role of external environment, mucosal microflora and milk; P.L. Ogra. 5 Infant feeding and growth; K.G. Dewey. 6 Intestinal flora; C. Kunz, S. Kuntz and S. Rudloff. 7 Transenteric signalling: mammary messages or white noise? L.T. Weaver. 8 Immune function; L.Å. Hanson, S-A. Silfverdal, M. Hahn-Zoric, L. Håversen, I. Mattsby Baltzer, M. Moisei and C. Motas. 9 Flavour programming during breast-feeding; J.A. Mennella. 10 Methodological challenges in studying long-term effectors of breast-feeding; M.S. Kramer. 11 The long term effects of early postnatal diet on adult health; S.E. Ozanne. 12 Protective effect of breast-feeding against obesity in childhood: can a meta-analysis of published observational studies help to validate the hypothesis? S. Arenz and R. Von Kries. 13 Breast-feeding influences on later life - cardiovascular disease; D.A. Leon and G. Ronalds. 14 Do infants who are breast-fed have an altered risk of developing cancer? R. Martin, G. Davey Smith and D.Gunnell. 15 Effects of breast-feeding on cognitive function; K.F. Michaelsen, L. Lauritzen and E L. Mortensen. 16 Developmental origins of osteoporotic fracture; C. Cooper, S. Westlake, N. Harvey and E. Dennison. 17 The long-term effects of breast-feeding on asthma and atopic disease; W.H. Oddy. 18 Evolution of human lactation and complementary feeding: Implications for understanding contemporary cross-cultural variation; D.W. Sellen. 19 Macy-györgy prize lecture: my milky way; L.Å. Hanson. 20 Exclusive breast-feeding and hiv infection; L. Kasonka, S. Filteau, and The Breast-Feeding and Postpartum Health Project Team. 21 Breast-feeding practices in relation to hiv in india; A.V. Shankar. 22 Breast-feeding and hiv-1infection: maternal health; P.A. Otieno. 23 Early breast-feeding cessation and infant mortality in low-income countries: Workshop summary; K.B. Simondon. 24 Measuring trace immune factors in human milk: Workshop summary; S. Filteau. 25 Abstracts of poster presentations; Various authors. Index.
The proceedings of the first symposium to focus its attention purely on the post-natal period in terms of early life programming. There is much less information currently available than there is for fetal programming, and many new questions raised and numerous areas where further research is needed are highlighted
Covers the full range of topics in this area and is organised into chapters which take the reader through the basic biology of early life development; the ways in which breast-milk and breast-feeding might 'programme' these processes by acting as modulators of development; and an examination of the epidemiological evidence that such effects do indeed exist
Has an international context and perpective and contains previously unpublished data from leading groups in the field worldwide
Contains synthesis and contants of special lectures on breast milk immunology and on the evolution of human lactation and complementary feeding not available anywhere else
Includes updates on HIV and breast-feeding, early breastfeeding cessation and infant mortality in low-income countries, and the measurement of trace immune factors in human milk