World Breastfeeding Week occurs every year from 1-7 August. This year the World Health Organisation and UNICEF are promoting the importance of breastfeeding within a baby’s first hour of life, providing the newborn with an instant hit of colostrum – also known as their ‘first vaccine’.
In light of World Breastfeeding Week, here are some books from the LSHTM library collection about breastfeeding and child health.
You can find them in the UW-UX section in the Barnard Room.
Classmark: UWZ 2008
Draws together research on early life programming of adult health, looking at the extent to which differences in infant feeding practices can affect metabolism and behaviour and therefore the risk of disease later in life.
Classmark: UX.U.41 2010
Emphasises the importance of child public health as an emerging field in the UK and internationally. Includes family and community approaches, advocacy and national policy, and, in this second edition, global warming, refugees, commissioning, and sustainable development.
Classmark: UX.U 2012
A comprehensive reference work organised under three section headings:
– “The Principles of Global Child Health”
– “Caring for Pediatric Travelers And Immigrants”
– “Practicing Pediatrics in Resource-Limited Countries”.
“Remington and Klein’s Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant” edited by Christopher B. Wilson, Victor Nizet, Yvonne Maldonado, Jack S. Remington and Jerome O. Klein (Elsevier, 2016). 8th ed.
Classmark: UXB 2016
Prevention, diagnosis, and management of infectious diseases experienced in utero, during delivery and in the neonatal period.
Classmark: UX.U.09 2012
Addresses child poverty, marginalisation and inequality by seeking to influence policy, action and the research agenda. Examines how child poverty is conceptualised, defined and measured, and how it is manifested in high-income, middle-income and low-income countries.
Classmark: UX.U 2012
A policy manual from the American Academy of Pediatrics for identifying, preventing and treating illness in children caused by harmful substances and environments. Air pollution, arts and crafts, asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, pesticides, radiation, tobacco… the list goes on.
Top image from WHO breastfeeding infographics
Book cover images from Amazon.co.uk.