Importance of breastfeeding. Physiology of breastfeeding. Feeding recommendations for young infants and young children. Infant and young child feeding: Importance of breastfeeding. Physiology of breastfeeding. Feeding recommendations for young infants and young children. Dietary guidelines for the prevention of civilization diseases. Food pyramid. Assessment of nutritional status History, Clinical examination, Laboratory examinations, Dietary intake, Recommended daily allowances. Malnutrition: Overview of most important nutrient deficiencies related diseases. Alternative diets: Characteristics and evaluation of selected types of alternative diets. etc.
Further reading: The optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding.
This report of an expert consultation summarizes the objectives of the consultation as well as the findings, and recommendations for practice and research.
Overview of Guiding principles: addressing poverty and inequities, life course approach, public health approach.