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  1. Commentary

    Probiotics and mastitis: evidence-based marketing?

    Probiotics are defined as live micro-organisms, which when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits on the host. Scientists have isolated various strains of Lactobacilli from human milk (such as L...

    Lisa H. Amir, Laura Griffin, Meabh Cullinane and Suzanne M. Garland

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:19

    Published on: 21 July 2016

  2. Research

    Factors associated with prelacteal feeding in the rural population of northwest Ethiopia: a community cross-sectional study

    Prelacteal feeding has continued as a deep-rooted nutritional malpractice in developing countries. Prelacteal feeding is a barrier for implementation of optimal breastfeeding practices, and increases the risk ...

    Amare Tariku, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Molla Mesele Wassie, Abebaw Gebeyehu and Azeb Atinafu Getie

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:14

    Published on: 25 May 2016

  3. Research

    Breastfeeding practices on postnatal wards in urban and rural areas of the Deyang region, Sichuan province of China

    Despite the efforts that have been made to promote breastfeeding in China since the 1990s, there is still a very low prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding. The objective of this study was to assess the current...

    Haoyue Gao, Qi Wang, Elizabeth Hormann, Wolfgang Stuetz, Caroline Stiller, Hans Konrad Biesalski and Veronika Scherbaum

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:11

    Published on: 14 May 2016

  4. Research

    “When you give birth you will not be without your mother” A mixed methods study of advice on breastfeeding for first-time mothers in rural coastal Kenya

    Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is currently recommended by the World Health Organization, but mixed feeding earlier than this commonly occurs in rural coastal Kenya. Mothers may receive...

    Alison W. Talbert, Moses Ngari, Benjamin Tsofa, Lazarus Mramba, Edward Mumbo, James A. Berkley and Martha Mwangome

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:10

    Published on: 26 April 2016

  5. Research

    Associations between perceived value of exclusive breastfeeding among pregnant women in the United States and exclusive breastfeeding to three and six months postpartum: a prospective study

    Successful breastfeeding often starts with prenatally established intention. Yet, few mothers with the intention to exclusively breastfeed achieve their intended breastfeeding duration goal. This study examine...

    Uche H. Nnebe-Agumadu, Elizabeth F. Racine, Sarah B. Laditka and Maren J. Coffman

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:8

    Published on: 12 April 2016

  6. Research

    Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding practices among mothers in dubti town, afar regional state, northeast Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

    Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is recommended internationally. This study aimed to investigate exclusive breastfeeding practices and associated factors among mothers of infants aged les...

    Misgan Legesse Liben, Yohannes Bacha Gemechu, Mulugeta Adugnew, Adugnaw Asrade, Belete Adamie, Ehitemelak Gebremedin and Yibel Melak

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:4

    Published on: 18 March 2016

  7. Research

    Knowledge, attitude and practice towards exclusive breastfeeding among lactating mothers in Mizan Aman town, Southwestern Ethiopia: descriptive cross-sectional study

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the best nutrition for children during the first six months of life. However EBF remains a challenge. The aim of the study was to assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practice toward...

    Niguse Tadele, Frehiwot Habta, Dinu Akmel and Eyerus Deges

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:3

    Published on: 27 February 2016

  8. Methodology

    Analysis of breast milk fatty acid composition using dried milk samples

    The effect of breast milk fatty acid (FA) composition, particularly levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), on infant health outcomes is unclear. Part of the reason for this is difficulties in collecting, storin...

    Kristina Harris Jackson, Jason Polreis, Laura Sanborn, David Chaima and William S. Harris

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:1

    Published on: 25 January 2016

  9. Research

    Changes in exclusive breastfeeding practices and its determinants in India, 1992–2006: analysis of national survey data

    Exclusive breastfeeding up to six months is considered to be beneficial for the health and wellbeing of infants and mothers. To guide policy makers in the development of targeted breastfeeding promotion strate...

    Nomita Chandhiok, Kh. Jitenkumar Singh, Damodar Sahu, Lucky Singh and Arvind Pandey

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:34

    Published on: 29 December 2015

  10. Research

    Prevalence and determinants of exclusive breastfeeding among adolescent mothers from Quito, Ecuador: a cross-sectional study

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the optimal way to feed children during their first six months of life, having important benefits for them and their mothers. However, the proportion of Ecuadorian mothers who ...

    Miguel Á. Jara-Palacios, Angélica C. Cornejo, Gabriela A. Peláez, Jenny Verdesoto and Andrés A. Galvis

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:33

    Published on: 10 December 2015

  11. Review

    Effect of breastfeeding on bone mass from childhood to adulthood: a systematic review of the literature

    Conflicting results exist about the short-and long-term effects of breastfeeding on bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD). We conducted a systematic review to assess the relationship betwee...

    Ludmila Correa Muniz, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Romina Buffarini, Fernando Cesar Wehrmeister and Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:31

    Published on: 20 November 2015

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