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Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Volume 17, Number 4, December 1996

Table of contents

Published by the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.

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Editor: Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Assistant Editor: Ms. Edwina B. Murray
Editorial Consultant: Ms. Sarah Jeffries
Senior Associate Editor Clinical and Human Nutrition:
Dr. Cutberto Garza, Director and Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA
Senior Associate Editor-Food Science and Technology:
Dr. Ricardo Bressani, Instituto de Investigaciones, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Associate Editors:
Dr Abraham Besrat, Senior Academic Officer, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Hernán Delgado, Director, Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), Guatemala City, Guatemala
Dr. Joseph Hautvast, Secretary General, IUNS, Department of Human Nutrition, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Dr. Peter Pellet, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., USA
Dr. Zewdie WoldeGebriel, Director, Ethiopian Nutrition Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dr. Aree Valyasevi, Professor and Institute Consultant, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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The Food and Nutrition Bulletin incorporates and continues the PAG Bulletin of the former Protein-Calorie Advisory Group of the United Nations system and is published quarterly by the United Nations University Press in collaboration with the United Nations ACC Sub-committee on Nutrition.

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Solemn Papal Audience
Address to the Holy Father
Establishing lactation

Breast development and control of milk synthesis
Discussion of paper by Hartmann et al.
Constituents of human milk
Discussion of paper by Prentice
Problems of establishing lactation
Discussion of paper by Woolridge
Social and biological determinants of lactation
Discussion of paper by Villalpando et al.

Impact on fertility

Breastfeeding and the suppression of fertility
Discussion of paper by McNeilly
Demographic effects of breastfeeding: Fertility, mortality, and population growth
Discussion of paper by Menken and Kuhn
Effects of breastfeeding on maternal health and well-being
Discussion of paper by Rasmussen and McGuire

Infection and disease

Protective effect of breastmilk against infection
Discussion of paper by Howie
Effects of breastfeeding on the baby and on its immune system
Infection and disease: The impact of early weaning
Discussion of papers by Hanson et al. And by Victora
Breastfeeding child development
Discussion of paper by Pollitt and Kariger

Social and demographic aspects

The cultural context of breastfeeding and breastfeeding policy
Discussion of paper by Van Esterik
The role of education in breastfeeding success
Discussion of paper by Valdés and Schooley
Summary of the workshop

Books received
Note for contributors
Note a l'intention des auteurs
Nota para posibles autores
Title of interest

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