Report of Epodemiology Workshop: Introduction

  • J.-P. Habicht
  • K. M. Rasmussen
  • A. S. Goldman

Abstract

As a result of a growing body of knowledge about variations in the volume and composition of human milk, many questions have arisen concerning the determinants of lactational performance, the effects of human milk upon the recipient infant, and the effects of breast feeding on both infant and mother. Inasmuch as information from the basic and clinical sciences does not suffice to answer these questions, epidemiologic studies in populations living in different environments are needed both for testing hypotheses evolving from basic and clinical studies and for developing public health methods to improve the performance, health, and survival of infants and their mothers.

Keywords

Human Milk Breast Feeding Public Health Importance Public Health Effect Potential Public Health 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-P. Habicht
    • 1
  • K. M. Rasmussen
    • 1
  • A. S. Goldman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Nutritional SciencesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics and Human Biological Chemistry and GeneticsThe University of Texas Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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