© 2004

Protecting Infants through Human Milk

Advancing the Scientific Evidence

  • Larry K. Pickering
  • Ardythe L. Morrow
  • Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios
  • Richard J. Schanler
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 554)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction and Special Sessions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Larry K. Pickering, Ardythe L. Morrow, Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios, Richard J. Schanler
      Pages 3-6
    3. Larry K. Pickering, Ardythe L. Morrow, Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios, Richard J. Schanler
      Pages 7-7
    4. Larry K. Pickering, Ardythe L. Morrow, Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios, Richard J. Schanler
      Pages 9-9
    5. Macy-György Award Lecture

      1. Bo Lönnerdal
        Pages 11-25
    6. Keynote Address

      1. Sheila M. Innis
        Pages 27-43
    7. Workshop Address

      1. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, M. Lourdes Guerrero
        Pages 45-59
  3. Science and Policy: Optimal Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Michael S. Kramer, Ritsuko Kakuma
      Pages 63-77
  4. Breastfeeding from the Mother’s Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Heidi J. Kalkwarf
      Pages 101-114
    3. Marina Ferreira Rea, Ardythe L. Morrow
      Pages 121-132
  5. Innate and Acquired Immune Systems of Human Milk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Thomas G. Cleary
      Pages 145-154

About these proceedings


Protecting Infants through Human Milk: Advancing the Scientific Evidence provides a forum in which basic scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, and policy makers exchange the latest findings regarding the effects of human milk and breastfeeding on infant and maternal health, thereby fostering new and promising collaborations. This volume also integrates data from animal and in vitro laboratory studies with clinical and population studies to examine human milk production and composition, the mechanisms of infant protection and/or risk from human milk feeding, and proposed interventions related to infant feeding practices. Additionally, it stimulates critical evaluation of, and advances in, the scientific evidence base and research methods, and identifies the research priorities in various areas.


Antigen Assessment Asthma Carotenoids Hepatitis Intervention Retinol Virus body mass index bone health breastfeeding infection infectious infectious disease infectious diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Larry K. Pickering
    • 1
  • Ardythe L. Morrow
    • 2
  • Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios
    • 3
  • Richard J. Schanler
    • 4
  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y NutriciónMexico CityMexico
  4. 4.Schneider Children’s Hospital at North ShoreManhassetUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Protecting Infants through Human Milk
  • Book Subtitle Advancing the Scientific Evidence
  • Editors Larry K. Pickering
    Ardythe L. Morrow
    Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios
    Richard J. Schanler
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-48588-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3461-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-4242-8
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 525
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
    Infectious Diseases
    Medical Microbiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health


From the reviews:

"The papers in this volume present current research on the complex composition of human milk and its biological and nutritional role, its effects on infant and maternal health … . There is much here to assist IBCLCs … . a valuable resource for medical practitioners, nutritionists, and other clinicians working with breastfeeding women and their infants; for medical and nursing educators; and for researchers in public health, immunology, and the biological sciences. It should be on the library shelves of all institutions … ." (Virginia Thorley, Journal of Human Lactation, Vol. 21 (4), 2005)