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Breastfeeding and disability/chronic ill health

Edited by:
Sally Dowling: University of Bristol, UK
Tanya Cassidy: Maynooth University, Ireland
Emma Douglass: University of the West of England, UK
Submission Status: Open until 30 April 2024

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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.

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Announcing the launch of In Review

In Review

The International Breastfeeding Journal, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication

Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review

Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

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.

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2023

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

We've collected our top content on breastfeeding across the BioMed Central portfolio. Check it out!

Blog: Breastfeeding in public

“Breastfeeding in Public”, a new series of articles from the International Breastfeeding Journal, aims to highlight the issues surrounding breastfeeding in public throughout the world. The series has been guest-edited by Petra Bueskens of the University of Melbourne, Sally Dowling of the University of the West of England and Fiona Giles of the Univer​​​​​​​sity of Sydney. In a recent conversation, Fiona Giles explained the inspiration behind the series, and why it is important to discuss the topic. The transcript has been edited for clarity.New Content Item

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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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.715 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.990 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    15 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    266 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    1,212,077 downloads
    3,980 Altmetric mentions