Update on pediatric nutrition: breastfeeding, infant nutrition, and growth.

@article{Fulhan2003UpdateOP,
  title={Update on pediatric nutrition: breastfeeding, infant nutrition, and growth.},
  author={Jill Fulhan and Sharon B Collier and Christopher Duggan},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={323-32}
}
Recent studies continue to point out the critical nature of a patient's nutritional status in helping to determine important health outcomes in pediatrics. We review recent data concerning the composition of breast milk and its adequacy to support infant growth in the first six months of life, as well as trials that support breastfeeding as an important method to delay or reduce the incidence of atopic diseases such as eczema, allergies, and asthma. Studies have also been published that show… CONTINUE READING