Special Issue "Feeding Practice and Infant and Young Child Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022 | Viewed by 2904
Interests: feeding disorders; enteral nutrition; parenteral nutrition; liver biopsy; lab diagnostic- fatty acid analysis by GCMS; statistics; GCP; clinical research methodology
Early childhood feeding practices, especially in the first 2 years of life, are essential to a healthy growth and development, shaping feeding habits that could last a lifetime. The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have set a global strategy for optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF):
- Early initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth;
- Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life;
- Introduction of nutritionally adequate and safe complementary (solid) foods at 6 months along with continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond.
However, many infants and children do not receive optimal feeding, with only around 44% of infants aged 0–6 months being exclusively breastfed during 2015–2020, potentially causing undernutrition resulting in an increased possibility of death, non-communicable diseases and obesity.
This Special Issue will collate recent high-quality research in the field of breastfeeding, weaning and infant and young child health. Submissions focusing on underrepresented populations are welcome, including reports of original research (e.g., longitudinal studies, health promotion intervention studies, qualitative research and epidemiologies) or reviews (e.g., systematic reviews and meta-analyses).
Prof. Dr. Piotr Socha
Dr. Cristiana Berti
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- feeding practices
- infant and young child feeding
- complementary feeding
- non-communicable diseases
- eating habits