Special Issue "Infant Nutrition"

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A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Clare Collins
Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, ATC 310, Atc Building, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia
Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/clare-collins
E-Mail: Clare.Collins@newcastle.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4921 5646
Fax: +61 2 4921 7053
Interests: nutrition; dietary intake; caloric restriction; dietary patterns; diet quality

Guest Editor
Dr. Wendy H. Oddy
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (ICHR), The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
Website: http://www.ichr.uwa.edu.au/research/divisions/pop/staff/oddy
E-Mail: wendyo@ichr.uwa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 9489 7879
Fax: +61 8 9489 7700
Interests: dietary factors, metabolic syndrome and child mental health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The World Health Organisation, in its Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding, recommends that full-term infants should be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months of life. They further recommend that infants should continue to be breastfed up until two years of age whilst being provided safe and nutritionally adequate complementary foods during the weaning period in order to optimise their growth, development and health.

Despite most countries adopting this recommendation there are very few studies that have comprehensively reported on the food and nutrient intakes of children from birth throughout the first few years of life. Knowledge on current intake patterns can assist in identifying the need for both public health campaigns and whether public and /or health professional education strategies are needed to increase awareness of the implications of  lack of breastfeeding , or early introduction and/or the inappropriate introduction solids and the, the health and safety consequences of appropriate introduction of solids and specifically the long-term consequences.

Publications of infant intake, including intervention studies designed to optimise infant feeding outcomes, will assist in developing the evidence-base in infant nutrition and assist in refining Dietary Guidelines for infants and young children internationally.

Prof. Dr. Clare Collins
Dr. Wendy Oddy
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • infant
  • maternal
  • diet
  • nutrition
  • breastfeeding
  • weaning
  • dietary intake

Published Papers (12 papers)

Nutrients 2013, 5(8), 2933-2954; doi:10.3390/nu5082933
Received: 22 March 2013; in revised form: 31 May 2013 / Accepted: 1 July 2013 / Published: 31 July 2013
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Nutrients 2013, 5(1), 253-266; doi:10.3390/nu5010253
Received: 22 October 2012; in revised form: 26 November 2012 / Accepted: 20 December 2012 / Published: 22 January 2013
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Nutrients 2012, 4(12), 2020-2034; doi:10.3390/nu4122020
Received: 1 September 2012; in revised form: 4 December 2012 / Accepted: 5 December 2012 / Published: 13 December 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(12), 1958-1976; doi:10.3390/nu4121958
Received: 29 September 2012; in revised form: 23 November 2012 / Accepted: 29 November 2012 / Published: 6 December 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(11), 1747-1758; doi:10.3390/nu4111747
Received: 17 September 2012; in revised form: 7 November 2012 / Accepted: 8 November 2012 / Published: 14 November 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(11), 1575-1609; doi:10.3390/nu4111575
Received: 25 August 2012; in revised form: 5 October 2012 / Accepted: 23 October 2012 / Published: 2 November 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(10), 1464-1474; doi:10.3390/nu4101464
Received: 30 July 2012; in revised form: 3 September 2012 / Accepted: 14 September 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(10), 1454-1463; doi:10.3390/nu4101454
Received: 17 July 2012; in revised form: 13 August 2012 / Accepted: 20 September 2012 / Published: 12 October 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(10), 1382-1398; doi:10.3390/nu4101382
Received: 1 August 2012; in revised form: 19 September 2012 / Accepted: 20 September 2012 / Published: 9 October 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(8), 990-1014; doi:10.3390/nu4080990
Received: 13 June 2012; in revised form: 24 July 2012 / Accepted: 2 August 2012 / Published: 14 August 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(8), 935-948; doi:10.3390/nu4080935
Received: 25 June 2012; in revised form: 27 July 2012 / Accepted: 6 August 2012 / Published: 13 August 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(8), 859-874; doi:10.3390/nu4080859
Received: 26 June 2012; in revised form: 19 July 2012 / Accepted: 23 July 2012 / Published: 26 July 2012
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