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Aims and scope

International Breastfeeding Journal encompasses all aspects of breastfeeding. The journal addresses the need for a high quality multi-disciplinary journal in the field.
Breastfeeding is recognized as an important public health issue with enormous social and economic implications. Infants who do not receive breast milk are likely to experience poorer health outcomes than breastfed infants; mothers who do not breastfeed increase their own health risks.
In order to help women breastfeed successfully, there is a need to understand both the physiology of lactation and the social and cultural context within which breastfeeding occurs.
The journal addresses all of these aspects, including identifying women who are at increased risk of not breastfeeding; the impediments to breastfeeding and the health effects of not breastfeeding for infants and their mothers; interventions to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration; and the management of breastfeeding problems.

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New Content ItemInternational Breastfeeding Journal is recruiting Associate Editors. As the growth of the journal continues, we are looking to expand our editorial team. If you are a researcher with experience in breastfeeding research we would love to hear from you.

Please follow the link below to find out more about the role and apply.

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2024

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

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Editor's profile

Professor Lisa Amir (MBBS MMed PhD IBCLC) is a general practitioner and has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1989. She works in breastfeeding medicine at The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She is a Principal Research Fellow at the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University and is Founding Editor-in-Chief of the open access publication International Breastfeeding Journal.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.9
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.495
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.211

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 5
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 219

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,339,755
    Altmetric mentions: 1,321