TY - CHAP A1 - Whitney N. Hamilton ED1 - Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini ED2 - Zaid Rasheed Al-Ani ED3 - Walter Hurley Y1 - 2020-10-28 PY - 2020 T1 - Factors Influencing Maternal Decision-Making on Infant Feeding Practices N2 - Feeding during the first two years of life is very important for the nutrition and growth of an infant. It has a great effect on early morbidity and mortality and long-term effects on health. Breastfeeding has many benefits for both the infant and mother, whereas formula feeding, although associated with disadvantages and problems, can be life-saving for infants who need it. This book examines many aspects of infant feeding and nutrition with chapters covering such topics as the impact of the first 1000 days of nutrition on child health and development, breastfeeding, factors behind the decision to breastfeed or formula feed, and the relationship between breastfeeding and gut microbiota, among others. BT - Infant Feeding SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.91325 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.91325 SN - 978-1-83962-720-0 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-19 ER -