Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Paperback | December 27, 2014

byPeter Gluckman, Mark Hanson, Chong Yap Seng

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Explaining the practical implications of new discoveries in "life-course biology", Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding is an informed resource on factors that affect offspring development. The impact of parental lifestyle and behavioural choices influence not only fetaldevelopment and birth outcomes, but also postnatal development, yet guidance on appropriate diet, behaviour, and exposures during pregnancy is often confusing and contradictory. With accessible explanations of the latest scientific research, and clear summaries and recommendations, this book is avaluable and authoritative guide for all levels of health care providers.The authors provide an overview of the background evidence, highlighting the importance of lifestyle choices prior to and during pregnancy. In-depth discussions of nutritional and lifestyle factors that impact on pregnancy and offspring outcomes are based on the latest research and exploration ofkey scientific studies. Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding is a manual offering both scientific and clinical evidence to empower health care providers and ensure they have the information necessary to confidently care for prospective and new parents.

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Explaining the practical implications of new discoveries in "life-course biology", Nutrition and Lifestyle for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding is an informed resource on factors that affect offspring development. The impact of parental lifestyle and behavioural choices influence not only fetaldevelopment and birth outcomes, but also postna...

Professor Gluckman trained in paediatrics and endocrinology at the Universities of Otago and Auckland, and the University of California, San Francisco. He returned to the University of Auckland to establish a research group in perinatal physiology, and later served as executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and wa...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.01 inPublished:December 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198722702

ISBN - 13:9780198722700

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Fundamentals of healthy nutrition and lifestyle1. The importance of nutrition and lifestyle to healthy development2. Conceptual background to healthy growth and developmentSection 2: Nutritional requirements of pregnancy and breastfeeding3. Practicalities: understanding nutrient recommendations4. Macronutrients and fibre5. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs)6. Vitamin A7. Vitamin B1 - Thiamine8. Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin9. Vitamin B3 - Niacin10. Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine11. Vitamin B7 - Biotin12. Vitamin B9 - Folate13. Vitamin B12 - Cobalamin14. Choline15. Vitamin D16. Vitamin K17. Vitamins C and E and other antioxidants18. Calcium19. Iodine20. Iron21. Magnesium22. Potassium23. Selenium24. Copper25. Zinc26. Manganese27. Prebiotics and probioticsSection 3: A healthy lifestyle for a healthy pregnancy28. Preconception maternal body composition and gestational weight gain29. Exercise and Physical Activity in Pregnancy30. Foods, exposures, and lifestyle risk factors31. Cultural and Traditional Food Practice32. Traditional and Herbal Remedies33. Maternal stress34. Maternal age35. Paternal factorsSection 4: A management guide - from before conception to weaning36. Preconception37. Pregnancy38. Breastfeeding and weaning