<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <!-- saved from url=(0041)file://\\Nazi\e\sol-end\eng-maghale-2.htm --> <HTML><HEAD> <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us"> <TITLE>Professor Soltanzadeh</TITLE> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <META content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0" name=GENERATOR> <META content=FrontPage.Editor.Document name=ProgId></HEAD> <BODY text=#000000 vLink=#ff0000 aLink=#0000ff link=#0000ff bgProperties=fixed bgColor=#ffffff leftMargin=0 background="foriegnarticle2_files/bg4 copy.gif" topMargin=0> <DIV align=left> <TABLE height=95 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=706 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=bottom align=justify width=166 height=35><IMG height=140 src="foriegnarticle2_files/toppage3.gif" width=166 border=0></TD> <TD width=673 background=foriegnarticle2_files/bgew.gif height=35> <DIV align=left> <TABLE height=136 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0 width="613"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD colSpan=4 height=46 width="290"> <P align=center><IMG height=36 src="foriegnarticle2_files/Toptext7.gif" width=255 border=0></P></TD> <TD height=46 width="50"></TD> <TD height=46 width="45"></TD> <TD height=46 width="120"></TD> <TD colSpan=2 height=46 width="118"><IMG height=40 src="foriegnarticle2_files/inkscroll.gif" width=65 align=right border=0></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=36 width="40"><a href="tamas.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But8copy.gif" width=40 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="80"><a href="karhay.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But7copy.gif" width=80 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="115"><a href="tarh.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/b1.gif" width=115 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="55"><a href="maghale.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/b2.gif" width=55 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="50"><a href="kongereh.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But4copy.gif" width=50 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="45"><a href="talifat.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But3copy.gif" width=45 border=0></a></TD> <TD height=36 width="120"><a href="moarefi.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But1copy.gif" width=120 border=0></a></TD> <TD vAlign=bottom height=36 width="84"><a href="index.htm"><IMG height=30 src="foriegnarticle2_files/But10copy.gif" width=80 border=0></a>&nbsp;</TD> <TD height=36 width="34">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD align=left colSpan=9 height=54 width="623"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-weight: 700">NUTRITION, GROWTH, AND COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING OF THE BREASTFED INFANT</span></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top align=justify width=166 height=180><IMG height=174 src="foriegnarticle2_files/toppage1.gif" width=114 align=top border=0></TD> <TD width=673 height=180> <DIV align=left> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width=587> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="579"> <p align="left"><BR><font color="#000080"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Kathryn G.Dewey, PhD<br> &nbsp;</span></font></p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <TR> <TD width="579"> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <font color="#A4738A"> <span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial">SUMMARY</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Although additional research is needed on many of the issues discussed herein, the following conclusions are well substantiated by the evidence available to date:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Brest milk alone can meet nutrient needs during the first 6 months, with the possible exception of vitamin D in certain populations and iron in infants of relatively low birth weight. Complementary foods offered before 6 months of age tend to displace breast milk and do not confer any growth advantage over exclusive breastfeeding.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Breast milk continues to provide substantial amounts of key nutrients well beyond the first year of life, especially protein, fat, and most vitamins.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Breastfed infants tend to gain less weight and usually are leaner than are formula-fed infants in the second half of infancy. This difference does not seem to be the result of nutritional deficits but rather infant self-regulation of energy intake. New growth charts based on infants breastfed throughout the first year of life are being developed by WHO.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">The nutrients most likely to be limiting in the diets of breastfed infants are minerals, such as iron, zinc , and calcium. Using the following guidelines can help to ensure that the nutrient needs of the breastfed child are met:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Continue to breastfeed as often as the infant desires.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Aim for a variety of complentary foods, with fruits, vegetables, and animal products (e.g.,meat, fish, poultry, or egg) offered daily. Iron-fotified cereals and meats can provide adequate iron. Calcium can be obtained from cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products (although fresh cow&#39;s milk is not recommended before 12 mo). Avoid giving too much juice.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Be alert to any signs that the child&#39;s appetite, growth, or development is impaired. When in doubt, a balanced vitaminmineral supplement is advisable.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <span style="font-family: Arial">Make mealtimes enjoyable.</span></p> <hr> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"><b> <font color="#910000">(The Pediatric Clinic of North America)</font></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <font color="#008000"> <span style="font-family: Arial">BREASTFEEDING 2001, PART I:<br>THE EVIDENCE FOR BREASTFEEDING</span></font></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-autospace: none"> <font color="#008000" size="2">Volume 48.Number1.February 2001</font></p> </TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV><BR> <DIV align=left> <TABLE height=67 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=599 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width=579 height=65> <P class=MsoNormal dir=rtl style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: -15px; DIRECTION: rtl; unicode-bidi: embed; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align=center><a href="index.htm">Home page</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-moarefi.htm">Introduction</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="eng-tarh.htm"> Research Studies</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-talifat.htm"> Editorships</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-translate.htm"> Translations</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-kongereh.htm"> Conferences</a>&nbsp; </P> <P class=MsoNormal dir=rtl style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: -15px; DIRECTION: rtl; unicode-bidi: embed; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align=center><a href="eng-tamas.htm">Contact Information</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="eng-maghale.htm"> Articles</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="news.htm"> Seientific meets &amp; events</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp;<a href="research.htm"> Research projects</a>&nbsp; |&nbsp; Theses</P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></BODY></HTML>