Maternal & Child Nutrition

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Edited By: Victoria Hall Moran and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 10/120 (Pediatrics); 21/78 (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Online ISSN: 1740-8709


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  1. Original Articles

    1. Nutritional status and complementary feeding among HIV-exposed infants: a prospective cohort study

      Pili Kamenju, Enju Liu, Ellen Hertzmark, Donna Spiegelman, Rodrick Kisenge, Roland Kupka, Said Aboud, Karim P. Manji, Christopher Duggan and Wafaie W. Fawzi

      Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12358


    1. “Generally the young mom suffers much:” Socio-cultural influences of maternal capabilities and nutrition care in Uganda

      Scott B. Ickes, Grace A. Heymsfield, Timothy W. Wright and Charles Baguma

      Version of Record online: 20 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12365

    2. Determinants of perceived insufficient milk among new mothers in León, Nicaragua

      Cara Safon, Danya Keene, William J. Ugarte Guevara, Sara Kiani, Darby Herkert, Erick Esquivel Muñoz and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

      Version of Record online: 20 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12369

  3. Original Articles

    1. Adherence to a lifestyle programme in overweight/obese pregnant women and effect on gestational diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial

      Raffaele Bruno, Elisabetta Petrella, Valentina Bertarini, Giulia Pedrielli, Isabella Neri and Fabio Facchinetti

      Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12333

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      Suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States: Maternal and pediatric health outcomes and costs

      Melissa C. Bartick, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, Brittany D. Green, Briana J. Jegier, Arnold G. Reinhold, Tarah T. Colaizy, Debra L. Bogen, Andrew J. Schaefer and Alison M. Stuebe

      Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12366

    3. Dietary change mediates relationships between stress during pregnancy and infant head circumference measures: the QF2011 study

      Kelsey N. Dancause, Dima Mutran, Guillaume Elgbeili, David P. Laplante, Sue Kildea, Helen Stapleton, David McIntyre and Suzanne King

      Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12359

    4. Health effects of ‘Juntos’, a conditional cash transfer programme in Peru

      José E. Pérez-Lu, Cesar Cárcamo, Arijit Nandi and Jay S. Kaufman

      Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12348

    5. Human milk expression as a sole or ancillary strategy for infant feeding: a qualitative study

      Elizabeth J. O'Sullivan, Sheela R. Geraghty and Kathleen M. Rasmussen

      Version of Record online: 15 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12332

    6. Fruits and vegetables are incorporated into home cuisine in different ways that are relevant to promoting increased consumption

      Mary E. Penny, Krysty S. Meza, Hilary M. Creed-Kanashiro, R. Margot Marin and Jason Donovan

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12356

    7. Adherence partners are an acceptable behaviour change strategy to support calcium and iron-folic acid supplementation among pregnant women in Ethiopia and Kenya

      Stephanie L. Martin, Moshood O. Omotayo, Gina M. Chapleau, Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, Zewdie Birhanu, Stephanie E. Ortolano, Gretel H. Pelto and Katherine L. Dickin

      Version of Record online: 9 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12331

    8. The association between food insecurity and depressive symptoms severity among pregnant women differs by social support category: a cross-sectional study

      Barnabas K. Natamba, Saurabh Mehta, Jane Achan, Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, Jeffrey K. Griffiths and Sera L. Young

      Version of Record online: 9 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12351

    9. Iron intakes and status of 2-year-old children in the Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study

      Elaine K McCarthy, Carol ní Chaoimh, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Louise C Kenny, Alan D Irvine, Deirdre M Murray and Mairead Kiely

      Version of Record online: 9 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12320

    10. Individual and structural environmental influences on utilization of iron and folic acid supplementation among pregnant women in Harare, Zimbabwe

      Chiwoneso B. Tinago, Lucy Annang Ingram, Christine E. Blake and Edward A. Frongillo

      Version of Record online: 9 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12350

    11. Understanding the double burden of malnutrition in food insecure households in Brazil

      Muriel Bauermann Gubert, Ana Maria Spaniol, Ana Maria Segall-Corrêa and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

      Version of Record online: 9 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12347

    12. Relationships between types of father breastfeeding support and breastfeeding outcomes

      Lynn A. Rempel, John K. Rempel and Katrina C. J. Moore

      Version of Record online: 27 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12337

    13. Predictors of vitamin D status in New Zealand preschool children

      C.T. Cairncross, W. Stonehouse, C.A. Conlon, C.C. Grant, B. McDonald, L.A. Houghton, D. Eyles, C.A. Camargo Jr, J. Coad and P.R. von Hurst

      Version of Record online: 27 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12340

    14. Admission profile and discharge outcomes for infants aged less than 6 months admitted to inpatient therapeutic care in 10 countries. A secondary data analysis

      Carlos S. Grijalva-Eternod, Marko Kerac, Marie McGrath, Caroline Wilkinson, June C. Hirsch, Pascale Delchevalerie and Andrew J. Seal

      Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12345

    15. Obese women experience multiple challenges with breastfeeding that are either unique or exacerbated by their obesity: discoveries from a longitudinal, qualitative study

      Christine D. Garner, Shanice A. McKenzie, Carol M. Devine, Loralei L. Thornburg and Kathleen M. Rasmussen

      Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12344

    16. Dietary behaviour, food and nutrient intake of women do not change during pregnancy in Southern Ethiopia

      Tamene Taye Asayehu, Carl Lachat, Stefaan De Henauw and Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus

      Version of Record online: 3 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12343

    17. Effects of maternal vitamin B12 supplementation on early infant neurocognitive outcomes: a randomized controlled clinical trial

      Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Tinku Thomas, Aruna Rose Mary Kapanee, Asha Ramthal, David C. Bellinger, Ronald J. Bosch, Anura V. Kurpad and Christopher Duggan

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12325

    18. Height gain after two-years-of-age is associated with better cognitive capacity, measured with Raven's coloured matrices at 15-years-of-age in Malawi

      Tiina Teivaanmäki, Yin Bun Cheung, Anna Pulakka, Jussi Virkkala, Kenneth Maleta and Per Ashorn

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12326

    19. Online nutrition information for pregnant women: a content analysis

      Tayla Storr, Judith Maher and Elizabeth Swanepoel

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12315

    20. Infant and young child feeding practices and stunting in two highland provinces in Ecuador

      Marion L Roche, Theresa W Gyorkos, Brittany Blouin, Grace S Marquis, Julieta Sarsoza and Harriet V Kuhnlein

      Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12324

    21. The effect of daily zinc and/or multivitamin supplements on early childhood development in Tanzania: results from a randomized controlled trial

      Lindsey M. Locks, Karim P. Manji, Christine M. McDonald, Roland Kupka, Rodrick Kisenge, Said Aboud, Molin Wang, David C. Bellinger, Wafaie W. Fawzi and Christopher P. Duggan

      Version of Record online: 18 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12306

    22. Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain influence neonatal neurobehaviour

      Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley, Monique Morales, Christina Giudice, Margaret H. Bublitz, Barry M. Lester, Amy L. Salisbury and Laura R. Stroud

      Version of Record online: 10 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12317

    23. Determinants of stunting reduction in Ethiopia 2000 – 2011

      Bradley A. Woodruff, James P. Wirth, Adam Bailes, Joan Matji, Arnold Timmer and Fabian Rohner

      Version of Record online: 10 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12307

  4. Short Communications

    1. Effects of an intervention on infant growth and development: evidence for different mechanisms at work

      Elizabeth L. Prado, Souheila Abbeddou, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, Jérôme W. Somé, Kathryn G. Dewey, Kenneth H. Brown and Sonja Y. Hess

      Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12314

  5. Original Articles

    1. Scale up of nutrition and health programs in Ethiopia and their overlap with reductions in child stunting

      James P. Wirth, Joan Matji, Bradley A. Woodruff, Sylvie Chamois, Zewditu Getahun, Jessica M. White and Fabian Rohner

      Version of Record online: 1 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12318

    2. Assessment of the WHO Stunting Framework using Ethiopia as a case study

      James P. Wirth, Fabian Rohner, Nicolai Petry, Adelheid W. Onyango, Joan Matji, Adam Bailes, Mercedes de Onis and Bradley A. Woodruff

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12310

    3. Household food insecurity and child health

      Kammi K. Schmeer and Barbara A. Piperata

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12301

    4. Messages to new mothers: an analysis of breast pump advertisements

      Athena Sheehan and Wendy L. Bowcher

      Version of Record online: 22 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12313

    5. Omega-3 LCPUFA supplement: a nutritional strategy to prevent maternal and neonatal oxidative stress

      Naroa Kajarabille, Jose A. Hurtado, Luis Peña-Quintana, Manuela Peña, Josefa Ruiz, Javier Diaz-Castro, Yessica Rodríguez-Santana, Estefania Martin-Alvarez, Magdalena López-Frias, Olga Soldado, Federico Lara-Villoslada and Julio J. Ochoa

      Version of Record online: 13 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12300

  6. Short Communications

    1. The importance of mealtime structure for reducing child food fussiness

      Faye Powell, Claire Farrow, Caroline Meyer and Emma Haycraft

      Version of Record online: 8 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12296

  7. Original Articles

    1. Breastfeeding modifies the impact of diarrhoeal disease on relative weight: a longitudinal analysis of 2–12 month-old Filipino infants

      Melecia J Wright, Michelle A Mendez, Margaret E Bentley and Linda S Adair

      Version of Record online: 6 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12312

    2. The impact of maternal diet fortification with lipid-based nutrient supplements on postpartum depression in rural Malawi: a randomised-controlled trial

      Robert C. Stewart, Per Ashorn, Eric Umar, Kathryn G. Dewey, Ulla Ashorn, Francis Creed, Atif Rahman, Barbara Tomenson, Elizabeth L Prado and Ken Maleta

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12299

    3. Tracking of toddler fruit and vegetable preferences to intake and adiposity later in childhood

      Suzanne Fletcher, Charlotte Wright, Angela Jones, Kathryn Parkinson and Ashley Adamson

      Version of Record online: 4 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12290

    4. Changes in milk composition associated with pethidine-PCEA usage after Caesarean section

      Wan Jun Tie, Hazel Gardner, Ching Tat Lai, Anna Rachel Hepworth, Yasir Al-Tamimi, Michael James Paech, Peter Edwin Hartmann and Donna Tracy Geddes

      Version of Record online: 4 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12275

    5. Association of maternal characteristics and behaviours with 4-year-old children's dietary patterns

      Catarina Durão, Milton Severo, Andreia Oliveira, Pedro Moreira, António Guerra, Henrique Barros and Carla Lopes

      Version of Record online: 3 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12278

  8. Review Articles

    1. Health impact of catch-up growth in low-birth weight infants: systematic review, evidence appraisal, and meta-analysis

      Anne Martin, Andrew Connelly, Ruth M Bland and John J Reilly

      Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12297

  9. Original Articles

    1. Group cell phones are feasible and acceptable for promoting optimal breastfeeding practices in a women's microcredit program in Nigeria

      Valerie L. Flax, Alawiyatu Usman Ibrahim, Mekebeb Negerie, Danjuma Yakubu, Sheila Leatherman and Margaret E. Bentley

      Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12261

    2. Breastfeeding booklet and proactive phone calls for increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates: RCT protocol

      Irena Zakarija-Grković, Drita Puharić, Mario Malički and Pat Hoddinott

      Version of Record online: 15 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12249

    3. Impact of small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement on hemoglobin, iron status and biomarkers of inflammation in pregnant Ghanaian women

      Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Anna Lartey, Harriet Okronipa, Per Ashorn, Mamane Zeilani, Lacey M. Baldiviez, Brietta M. Oaks, Stephen Vosti and Kathryn G. Dewey

      Version of Record online: 29 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12262

  10. Review Articles

    1. Strategies to increase children's vegetable intake in home and community settings: a systematic review of literature

      Gilly A. Hendrie, Haidee J. Lease, Jane Bowen, Danielle L. Baird and David N. Cox

      Version of Record online: 29 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12276

  11. Original Articles

    1. Comparison of macronutrient contents in human milk measured using mid-infrared human milk analyser in a field study vs. chemical reference methods

      Mei Zhu, Zhenyu Yang, Yiping Ren, Yifan Duan, Huiyu Gao, Biao Liu, Wenhui Ye, Jie Wang and Shian Yin

      Version of Record online: 23 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12248

    2. Translating formative research findings into a behaviour change strategy to promote antenatal calcium and iron and folic acid supplementation in western Kenya

      Stephanie L. Martin, Gretchen L. Seim, Salome Wawire, Gina M. Chapleau, Sera L. Young and Katherine L. Dickin

      Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12233

    3. Adherence to recommendations on lipid-based nutrient supplement and iron and folic acid tablet consumption among pregnant and lactating women participating in a community health programme in northwest Bangladesh

      Kassandra L. Harding, Susana L. Matias, Malay K. Mridha, Md. Moniruzzaman, Stephen A. Vosti, Sohrab Hussain, Kathryn G. Dewey and Christine P. Stewart

      Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12252

    4. Service-wide management of healthy gestational weight gain following an implementation science approach

      Shelley A. Wilkinson, Elin Donaldson, Michael Beckmann and Helen Stapleton

      Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12266

    5. “I was so worried about every drop of milk” – feeding problems at home are a significant concern for parents after major heart surgery in infancy

      Jenifer Tregay, Katherine Brown, Sonya Crowe, Catherine Bull, Rachel Knowles and Jo Wray

      Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12302

    6. PROP taster status, food preferences and consumption of high-calorie snacks and sweet beverages among 6-year-old ethnically diverse children

      Anne I. Wijtzes, Wilma Jansen, Selma H. Bouthoorn, Jessica C. Kiefte-de Jong, Pauline W. Jansen, Oscar H. Franco, Vincent W.V. Jaddoe, Albert Hofman and Hein Raat

      Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12240

    7. Accounting for the influence of inflammation on retinol-binding protein in a population survey of Liberian preschool-age children

      Leila Margaret Larson, O. Yaw Addo, Fanny Sandalinas, Katherine Faigao, Roland Kupka, Rafael Flores-Ayala and Parminder S. Suchdev

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12298

  12. Review Articles

    1. The role of diet and nutritional supplementation in perinatal depression: a systematic review

      Thalia M. Sparling, Nicholas Henschke, Robin C. Nesbitt and Sabine Gabrysch

      Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12235

  13. Short Communications

  14. Original Articles

    1. The impact of breastfeeding peer support for mothers aged under 25: a time series analysis

      Sarah Scott, Catherine Pritchard and Lisa Szatkowski

      Version of Record online: 26 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12241

    2. Why do mothers use nipple shields and how does this influence duration of exclusive breastfeeding?

      Hanne Kronborg, Else Foverskov, Ingrid Nilsson and Ragnhild Maastrup

      Version of Record online: 21 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12251

    3. Patterns and determinants of small-quantity LNS utilization in rural Malawi and Mozambique: considerations for interventions with specialized nutritious foods

      Stephen R. Kodish, Nancy J. Aburto, Mutinta Nseluke Hambayi, Filippo Dibari and Joel Gittelsohn

      Version of Record online: 19 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12234

    4. Acceptability of locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic foods in Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan and India

      Jacklyn M. Weber, Kelsey N. Ryan, Rajiv Tandon, Meeta Mathur, Tsinuel Girma, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Firibu Saalia, Shujaat Zaidi, Sajid Soofi, Martin Okos, Stephen A. Vosti and Mark J. Manary

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12250

    5. A longitudinal study of human milk composition in the second year postpartum: implications for human milk banking

      Maryanne T. Perrin, April D. Fogleman, David S. Newburg and Jonathan C. Allen

      Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12239

    6. Effect of ready-to-use foods for preventing child undernutrition in Niger: analysis of a prospective intervention study over 15 months of follow-up

      Claudine Prudhon, Céline Langendorf, Thomas Roederer, Stéphane Doyon, Abdoul-Aziz Mamaty, Lynda Woi-Messe, Mahamane L. Manzo, Saskia de Pee and Rebecca F. Grais

      Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12236

    7. Antenatal dietary patterns and depressive symptoms during pregnancy and early post-partum

      Rachel Baskin, Briony Hill, Felice N Jacka, Adrienne O'Neil and Helen Skouteris

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12218

    8. Community-based grain banks using local foods for improved infant and young child feeding in Ethiopia

      Marion L. Roche, Binta Sako, Saskia J.M. Osendarp, Abdul A. Adish and Azeb L. Tolossa

      Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12219

  15. Review Articles

  16. Original Articles

    1. Serum retinol in post-partum mothers and newborns from an impoverished South African community where liver is frequently eaten and vitamin A deficiency is absent

      Martha E. van Stuijvenberg, Serina E. Schoeman, Jana Nel, Carl J. Lombard and Muhammad A. Dhansay

      Version of Record online: 12 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12223


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