We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Maternal Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(1):84. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970370086032.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


This book represents the edited remarks delivered by approximately 50 investigators at a workshop on maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation that was held in 1979.

The first section is devoted to physiology and biochemistry. Naismith and Hytten document the evidence that the human fetus is largely protected against effects of a poor maternal diet, and discuss some of the mechanisms for this protection, such as hormonal changes, storage during times of plenty, and active transport of nutrients to the fetus. The importance of adequate circulation of the mother and placenta for fetal nutrition is emphasized by Widdowson. Matthieu and co-workers conclude this section by reference to their animal work, with the well-documented evidence that subsequent behavior is more disrupted by rearing in large litters than by malnourished mothers.

The second section consists of reports concerning maternal dietary intake in different populations. The difficulties of obtaining this information are stressed.


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.