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  1. Research

    Breastfeeding counseling and support are associated with continuous exclusive breastfeeding from one week to six months of age among HIV exposed infants in north Gondar zone, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    Globally, exclusive breastfeeding prevents 1.3 million child deaths and has an added benefit for people living with the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) by preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Ho...

    Haregeweyin Genetu, Melaku Kindie Yenit and Amare Tariku

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:21

    Published on: 21 April 2017

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    Predictors of exclusive breastfeeding duration among 6–12 month aged children in gurage zone, South Ethiopia: a survival analysis

    Exclusive breastfeeding is giving only breast milk to an infant from birth up to six months of age, with the exception of medications and vitamins. For the first six months of life, breast milk alone is the id...

    Abebaw Wasie Kasahun, Wako Golicha Wako, Meron Worku Gebere and Gebremariam Hailemichael Neima

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:20

    Published on: 21 April 2017

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    Breastfeeding woman are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency than non-breastfeeding women - insights from the German VitaMinFemin study

    Despite increased awareness of the adverse health effects of vitamin D deficiency, only a few studies have evaluated the vitamin D status (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OHD)]) of breastfeeding women and up to now, n...

    Sandra Gellert, Alexander Ströhle and Andreas Hahn

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:19

    Published on: 19 April 2017

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    Effect of breastfeeding versus infant formula on iron status of infants with beta thalassemia major

    Thalassemia major or Cooley’s anemia is the most severe form of beta thalassemia in which the complete lack of beta protein in the hemoglobin causes a life-threatening anemia requiring regular blood transfusio...

    Usama Roshdy El Safy, Manar Mohamed Fathy, Tamer Hasan Hassan, Marwa Zakaria, Mohamed Abdel Kader Al Malky, Mohamed Arafa, Hany El Sayed, Ashgan Al Ghobashy, Boshra Zaho, Attia Abdel Wahab and Mohamed Hosam Mourad

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:18

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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    Low rate of initiation and short duration of breastfeeding in a maternal and infant home visiting project targeting rural, Southern, African American women

    Despite the benefits of breastfeeding for both infant and mother, rates in the United States remain below Healthy People 2020 breastfeeding objectives. This paper describes breastfeeding outcomes of the Delta ...

    Jessica L. Thomson, Lisa M. Tussing-Humphreys, Melissa H. Goodman, Alicia S. Landry and Sarah E. Olender

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:15

    Published on: 8 April 2017

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    Prevalence and determinants of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding in the early postnatal period in Sydney, Australia

    Optimal breastfeeding has benefits for the mother-infant dyads. This study investigated the prevalence and determinants of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in the early postnatal period in a cultural...

    Felix A. Ogbo, John Eastwood, Andrew Page, Amit Arora, Anne McKenzie, Bin Jalaludin, Elaine Tennant, Erin Miller, Jane Kohlhoff, Justine Noble, Karina Chaves, Jennifer M. Jones, John Smoleniec, Paul Chay, Bronwyn Smith, Ju-Lee Oei…

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:16

    Published on: 8 April 2017

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    Infant feeding knowledge, perceptions and practices among women with and without HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa: a survey in healthcare facilities

    South Africa has a history of low breastfeeding rates among women with and without Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In this study, we assessed infant feeding knowledge, perceptions and practices among pregn...

    Coceka N. Mnyani, Carol L. Tait, Jean Armstrong, Duane Blaauw, Matthew F. Chersich, Eckhart J Buchmann, Remco P. H. Peters and James A McIntyre

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:17

    Published on: 8 April 2017

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    Challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers attending the child welfare clinic at a regional hospital in Ghana: a descriptive cross-sectional study

    The challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) have been examined in many parts of the world. Considering the socio-cultural dynamics and the few research studies in Ghana, the factors that hin...

    Abigail Kusi-Amponsah Diji, Victoria Bam, Ernest Asante, Alberta Yemotsoo Lomotey, Samuel Yeboah and Haim Acquah Owusu

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:13

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  9. Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding practice and associated factors among mothers in Motta town, East Gojjam zone, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, 2015: a cross-sectional study

    Exclusive breastfeeding means babies are given only breast milk and nothing else: no other milk, food, drink, not even water for one day (24 hrs) before the survey was conducted. It prevents 13% of childhood m...

    Tilahun Tewabe, Alemnesh Mandesh, Tenaw Gualu, Girma Alem, Getnet Mekuria and Haymanot Zeleke

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:12

    Published on: 27 February 2017

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    Predictors of appropriate breastfeeding knowledge among pregnant women in Moshi Urban, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

    Knowledge on infant feeding among pregnant women is essential when promoting optimal breastfeeding practices. This study aimed to assess the knowledge of women on optimal breastfeeding during pregnancy and ass...

    Tamara H. Hashim, Melina Mgongo, Johnson Katanga, Jacqueline G. Uriyo, Damian J. Damian, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Margareta Wandel and Sia E. Msuya

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:11

    Published on: 14 February 2017

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    Have policy responses in Nigeria resulted in improvements in infant and young child feeding practices in Nigeria?

    Nigeria initiated a range of programs and policies (from 1992 to 2005) to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. However, the prevalence of children fed in accordance with IYCF recommendation...

    Felix A. Ogbo, Andrew Page, John Idoko, Fernanda Claudio and Kingsley E. Agho

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:9

    Published on: 8 February 2017

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    Education and training of healthcare staff in the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work effectively with breastfeeding women: a systematic review

    Current evidence suggests that women need effective support to breastfeed, but many healthcare staff lack the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills. There is therefore a need for breastfeeding education an...

    Anna Gavine, Steve MacGillivray, Mary J. Renfrew, Lindsay Siebelt, Haggi Haggi and Alison McFadden

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:6

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  13. Research

    Infant feeding practices in the Saharawi refugee camps Algeria, a cross-sectional study among children from birth to six months of age

    Appropriate breastfeeding and infant feeding practices are crucial to a child’s growth and development. The objective of this paper is to describe breastfeeding and general feeding practices and the nutrition ...

    Inger Aakre, Anne Marie Lilleengen, Marie Lerseth Aarsand, Tor A. Strand, Ingrid Barikmo and Sigrun Henjum

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:8

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  14. Research

    Breast milk DHA levels may increase after informing women: a community-based cohort study from South Dakota USA

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid found in breast milk, has many health benefits for both mother and baby. A 2007 meta-analysis found U.S. women had breast milk DHA levels (0.20% of total fatty...

    Brian A. Juber, Kristina Harris Jackson, Kristopher B. Johnson, William S. Harris and Michelle L. Baack

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:7

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  15. Research

    Sociocultural factors influencing breastfeeding practices in two slums in Nairobi, Kenya

    Despite numerous interventions promoting optimal breastfeeding practices in Kenya, pockets of suboptimal breastfeeding practices are documented in Kenya’s urban slums. This paper describes cultural and social ...

    Milka Wanjohi, Paula Griffiths, Frederick Wekesah, Peter Muriuki, Nelson Muhia, Rachel N. Musoke, Hillary N. Fouts, Nyovani J. Madise and Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:5

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  16. Research

    Breastfeeding motivation in Pomerania: Survey of neonates in Pomerania (SNiP-Study)

    The Nationale Stillkommission was founded in Germany in 1994 to increase the acceptance of breastfeeding as the primary means of infant nutrition. Scientific studies like “Stillen und Säuglingsernährung (SuSe-...

    Anja Lange, Anke Nautsch, Kerstin Weitmann, Till Ittermann and Matthias Heckmann

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:3

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  17. Research

    Early initiation of breastfeeding among mothers of children under the age of 24 months in Southern Ethiopia

    The early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF), or timely initiation of breastfeeding, is the proportion of children put to the breast within one hour of birth. It is an important strategy for reducing perinatal...

    Misrak Getnet Beyene, Nigatu Regassa Geda, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold and Zuriash Mengistu Assen

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  18. Research

    Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding practice to infants aged less than six months in Offa district, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    World Health Organization (WHO) recommends timely initiation of breastfeeding after birth and only feeding breast milk to infants during the first 6 months of life. It was estimated that exclusive breastfeedin...

    Ayele Lenja, Tsegaye Demissie, Bereket Yohannes and Mulugeta Yohannis

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:32

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  19. Research

    Early newborn ritual foods correlate with delayed breastfeeding initiation in rural Bangladesh

    Early and exclusive breastfeeding may improve neonatal survival in low resource settings, but suboptimal breastfeeding still exists in areas with high infant mortality. Prelacteal feeding, the practice of givi...

    Maria E. Sundaram, Hasmot Ali, Sucheta Mehra, Abu Ahmed Shamim, Barkat Ullah, Mahbubur Rashid, Saijuddin Shaikh, Parul Christian, Rolf D. W. Klemm, Keith P. West and Alain Labrique

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:31

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  20. Research

    Intervention based on BASNEF model increases exclusive breastfeeding in preterm infants in Iran: a randomized controlled trial

    The objective of this study is to determine the effect of a consultation model, Beliefs, Attitudes, Subjective Norms and Enabling Factors (BASNEF), and the counselling steps using GATHER-Greet clients, Ask cli...

    Sheler Ahmadi, Farideh Kazemi, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Parisa Parsa and Ghodratollah Roshanaei

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:30

    Published on: 14 November 2016

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