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Milk: the Mammary Gland and Its Secretion, Volume II, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in lactation. The book opens with a study on the metabolic cost of lactating, and the role of diet in sustaining lactation. This is followed by separate chapters on the nutrition of the lactating ruminant, mare, and sow, with special emphasis to the nutritional requirements; and the three major metabolic diseases of cattle, and particularly lactating cows: parturient paresis (milk fever), hypomagnesaemia (grass tetany), and ketosis.
Subsequent chapters deal with the nutritive needs for lactation in the rat; the chemical and nutritional characteristics of the milk; and breast milk and cow’s milk as food for infants. The final chapters discuss the problems of the post-natal phase of growth and development of the young, and the effects of the amount and composition of the milk supply; and the immunological aspects of colostrum.
Contributors to Volume II
Contents of Volume I
V. Nutrition of the Lactating Animal
13. Nutrition of the Lactating Woman
II. Diet Surveys and Feeding Experiments
III. Nutritional Requirements in Lactation
IV. Lactation and Health
V. Summing Up
14. Nutrition of Lactating Farm Animals
II. Digestion, Absorption and Gastro-intestinal Synthesis
III. Nutritional Requirements and Belated Metabolism
15. Metabolic Disturbances Associated with Lactation
II. Parturient Paresis
IV. Bovine Ketosis
16. Dietary Requirements for Lactation in the Eat and Other Laboratory Animals
II. Protein Requirement
III. Mineral (Elements) Requirements
IV. Water-soluble Vitamin Requirements
V. Fat-soluble Vitamin and Lipid Requirements
VI. Water and Calorie Requirements
VI. Nutritional Value of Milk
17. The Composition of Milk and the Nutritive Value of Its Components
II. Lactose and Other Carbohydrates
III. Milk Proteins and Other Nitrogenous Constituents
V. Milk Fat
VI. Dissolved Gases of Milk
VII. Some Physical and Other Properties of Milk
VIII. Factors Influencing the Composition of Milk
X. Milk in the Diet of Man
18. Human Milk and Cow's Milk in Infant Nutrition
II. Constituents and Properties of Human Milk
III. Physiological Value of Human Milk
IV. Physiological Value of Cow's Milk in Infant Feeding
V. Dietary Requirement of Infants
19. Lactation and the Growth of the Young
II. The Biology of Lactation
III. The Regulation of Lactation
IV. The Maturity of the Young
V. Milk as Food for the Young
20. Immunological Aspects of Colostrum
I. Transfer of Immunity from Mother to Offspring in Different Animal Species
II. Colostrum and the Farm Animal
III. Colostrum and Disease
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- © Academic Press 1961
- 1st January 1961
- Academic Press
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