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  1. Mothers with diabetes are less likely to achieve successful breastfeeding. Antenatal breastmilk expression (ABE) may facilitate earlier breastfeeding, but feasibility of introducing ABE and its acceptance amon...

    Authors: Maren Johnsen, Claus Klingenberg, Meta Brand, Arthur Revhaug and Gunnbjørg Andreassen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:56

    Content type: Research

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  2. The probability of not breastfeeding within the first hour after delivery (timely initiation of breastfeeding) is particularly pronounced in sub-Saharan Africa. In this study, we examined the maternal and chil...

    Authors: Francis Appiah, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Eugene Budu, Joseph Kojo Oduro, Francis Sambah, Linus Baatiema, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Abdul-Aziz Seidu

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:55

    Content type: Research

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  3. The Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale (IIFAS) is a widely used tool to assess attitudes towards infant feeding. Attitudes towards breastfeeding are one of the main influencing factors of feeding choice and br...

    Authors: Renáta Ungváry, András Ittzés, Veronika Bóné and Szabolcs Török

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:54

    Content type: Research

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  4. The prevalence of early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) at 6 months remain low in the Philippines. To help meet the 90% early initiation of breastfeeding target and to improve inf...

    Authors: Ofelia P. Saniel, Veincent Christian F. Pepito and Arianna Maever L. Amit

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:53

    Content type: Research

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  5. Early breastfeeding cessation is a societal concern given its importance to the health of mother and child. More effective interventions are needed to increase breastfeeding duration. Prior to developing such ...

    Authors: Kailey Snyder, Emily Hulse, Holly Dingman, Angie Cantrell, Corrine Hanson and Danae Dinkel

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:52

    Content type: Research

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  6. Timely initiation of breastfeeding is feeding of breast milk within one hour of birth, however, three in five babies were not breastfed in the first hour of birth globally. There is evidence that cesarean sect...

    Authors: Temesgen Getaneh, Ayenew Negesse, Getenet Dessie, Melaku Desta, Habtamu Temesgen, Tadesse Getu and Kihinetu Gelaye

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:51

    Content type: Research

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  7. France has one of the lowest rates in the world regarding breastfeeding initiation and duration. Few studies have explored breastfeeding practices in France since the middle of the twentieth century, or follow...

    Authors: Frédéric Courtois, Sandrine Péneau, Benoît Salanave, Valentina A. Andreeva, Marie Françoise Roland-Cachera, Mathilde Touvier, Pilar Galan, Serge Hercberg and Léopold K. Fezeu

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:50

    Content type: Research

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  8. Only one-third of Canadian infants are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life as recommended. Skilled lactation support in the early postpartum period is one strategy for improving breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Alison Mildon, Jane Francis, Stacia Stewart, Bronwyn Underhill, Yi Man Ng, Elle Richards, Christina Rousseau, Erica Di Ruggiero, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Deborah L. O’Connor and Daniel W. Sellen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:49

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. Preeclampsia is a global health problem and it is the main cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Breastfeeding has been reported to be associated with lower postpartum blood pressure in wome...

    Authors: Ishag Adam, Duria A. Rayis, Nadiah A. ALhabardi, Abdel B. A. Ahmed, Manal E. Sharif and Mustafa I. Elbashir

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:48

    Content type: Research

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  10. Although breastfeeding guidelines for infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have been introduced in Japan, these guidelines have not been reflected in practice. To improve this situation,...

    Authors: Rie Tanaka and Shigeko Horiuchi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:47

    Content type: Research

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  11. Extremely preterm infants need advanced intensive care for survival and are usually not discharged before they reach the time of expected birth. In a family-centred neonatal intensive care unit both parents ar...

    Authors: Evalotte Mӧrelius, Sofia Brogren, Sandra Andersson and Siw Alehagen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:46

    Content type: Research

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  12. Studies reporting factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding are mostly quantitative. No study has performed a systematic qualitative summary to document the recurring constraints and facilitators to excl...

    Authors: Izuchukwu Loveth Ejie, George Uchenna Eleje, Moriam Taiwo Chibuzor, Maureen Ugonwa Anetoh, Ifeoma Jovita Nduka, Ifeoma Blessing Umeh, Brian Onyebuchi Ogbonna and Obinna Ikechukwu Ekwunife

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:44

    Content type: Review

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  13. Maternal smoking is suspected to have negative impacts on breastfeeding, such as decreasing the quantity of breast milk, and reducing vitamin and fat concentrations in the milk in the late lactation period. Ci...

    Authors: Esra Can Özalp and S. Songül Yalçın

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:43

    Content type: Research

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  14. It is well established that exclusive breastfeeding can play a critical role in reducing child morbidity and mortality. Limited research has been done thus far on the practice and perceptions of breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Dorothee van Breevoort, Francesca Tognon, Arne Beguin, Amara S. Ngegbai, Giovanni Putoto and Ankie van den Broek

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:42

    Content type: Research

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  15. Breast milk is the best source of essential nutrients and bioactive components for infants under 6 months. However, little is known about what affects breastfeeding intentions and practices of Chinese mothers....

    Authors: Huifeng Shi, Yumei Yang, Xiaohan Yin, Jia Li, Jin Fang and Xiaoli Wang

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:40

    Content type: Research

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  16. Although recent policies have sought to increase the rates of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) and continued breastfeeding for HIV exposed infants, few programs have considered the multiple social and cultural ba...

    Authors: Betty Mogesi Samburu, Judith Kimiywe, Sera Lewise Young, Frederick Murunga Wekesah, Milka Njeri Wanjohi, Peter Muriuki, Nyovani Janet Madise, Paula L. Griffiths and Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:39

    Content type: Research

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  17. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed several challenges to the provision of newborn nutrition and care interventions including maternal support, breastfeeding and family participatory care. Italy was the first coun...

    Authors: Giuseppe Latorre, Domenico Martinelli, Pietro Guida, Ester Masi, Roberta De Benedictis and Luca Maggio

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:36

    Content type: Research

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  18. Timely initiation of breastfeeding is putting the newborn baby to the breast within 1 h of birth. Its practice can prevent neonatal and under-5 mortality. This study aims to assess the prevalence and factors a...

    Authors: Paschal Awingura Apanga and Maxwell Tii Kumbeni

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:35

    Content type: Research

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  19. As suggested by the World Health Organization, breastfeeding peer support is being introduced worldwide to support women’s breastfeeding needs. Evidence has shown that when such support is offered to women, th...

    Authors: Kris Yuet-Wan Lok, Charlotte L. Y. Chow, Jeffery Sheung Yu Shing, Robert Smith, Christine Chi Oi Lam, Debra Bick and Yan-Shing Chang

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:34

    Content type: Research

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  20. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) compared to separation at birth has a positive effect on breastfeeding. However, separation at birth is common with negative impact on breastfeeding. The aim was to determine the eff...

    Authors: Sergio I Agudelo, Oscar A Gamboa, Eduardo Acuña, Lina Aguirre, Sarah Bastidas, Jennifer Guijarro, María Jaller, María Valderrama, María Lucia Padrón, Nathalie Gualdrón, Evelyn Obando, Fabio Rodríguez and Lina Buitrago

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:33

    Content type: Research

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  21. Sri Lanka was named as the first-ever ‘Green’ breastfeeding nation status by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) in January 2020. However, improvements are still needed. This study aims to identif...

    Authors: Thilini Chanchala Agampodi, Neerodha Kithmini Dharmasoma, Iresha Sandamali Koralagedara, Thushari Dissanayaka, Janith Warnasekara, Suneth Buddhika Agampodi and Rafael Perez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:32

    Content type: Research

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  22. Currently, lactation training courses aimed at health professionals are important for informing and supporting mothers who are breastfeeding. In this review, we seek to analyze similarities and/or variations i...

    Authors: Ivette Navarro, Jose M. Soriano and Salomé Laredo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:31

    Content type: Review

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  23. The World Health Organization recognizes exclusive breastfeeding a safe source of nutrition available for children in most humanitarian emergencies, as in the current pandemic caused by the Severe Acute Respir...

    Authors: Walusa Assad Gonçalves-Ferri, Fábia Martins Pereira-Cellini, Kelly Coca, Davi Casale Aragon, Paulo Nader, João Cesar Lyra, Maryneia Silva do Vale, Sérgio Marba, Katiaci Araujo, Laura Afonso Dias, Daniela Marques de Lima Mota Ferreira, Gislayne Nieto, Lêni Marcia Anchieta, Rita de Cássia Silveira, Marta David Rocha de Moura, Valdenise Martins L. Tuma Calil…

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:30

    Content type: Research

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  24. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on infant feeding in the context of COVID-19 uphold standing recommendations for breastfeeding, non-separation, and skin-to-skin contact, including the use o...

    Authors: Estrella Olonan-Jusi, Paul G. Zambrano, Vu H. Duong, Nguyen T. T. Anh, Nant S. S. Aye, Mei Chien Chua, Hikmah Kurniasari, Zaw Win Moe, Sopapan Ngerncham, Nguyen T. T. Phuong and Janice Datu-Sanguyo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:29

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. Mothers’ satisfaction with breastfeeding is important for breastfeeding duration but rarely investigated in mothers of preterm infants. The aim of this study was to describe breastfeeding satisfaction and asso...

    Authors: Jenny Ericson, Erik Lampa and Renée Flacking

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:28

    Content type: Research

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  26. Maternal depression and other psychosocial factors have been shown to have adverse consequences on infant feeding practices. This study explored the longitudinal relationship of maternal depressive symptoms an...

    Authors: Yitbarek Kidane Woldetensay, Tefera Belachew, Shibani Ghosh, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Hans Konrad Biesalski and Veronika Scherbaum

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:27

    Content type: Research

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  27. Timely initiation of breastfeeding, also known as early initiation of breastfeeding, is a well-recognized life-saving intervention to reduce neonatal mortality. However, only one quarter of newborns in Uttar P...

    Authors: Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Bidyadhar Dehury, Ravi Prakash, Marissa Becker, Lisa Avery, Deepa Sankaran, B. M. Ramesh, James Blanchard, Pankaj Kumar, John Anthony, Manish Kumar, Ties Boerma and Shajy Isac

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:26

    Content type: Research

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  28. Antenatal breastmilk expression (aBME) is recommended by some healthcare providers to improve lactation, breastfeeding, and newborn outcomes, particularly for women with diabetes as they face unique challenges...

    Authors: Imane Foudil-Bey, Malia S. Q. Murphy, Sandra Dunn, Erin J. Keely and Darine El-Chaâr

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:25

    Content type: Research

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  29. The efficacy of continuous kangaroo mother care (C-KMC) in reducing neonatal mortality and morbidity among low birthweight and premature infants has been confirmed. Despite the recommendations of the World Hea...

    Authors: Marzieh Mohammadi, Anne-Marie Bergh, Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Mahammadbagher Hosseini, Niloufar Sattarzadeh Jahdi, Leila Valizadeh, Behzad Sarvaran and Sevil Hakimi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis (IGM) is a benign chronic inflammatory breast condition that mimics two common breast disorders: breast carcinoma and breast abscess. It can form breast masses, fistulae, and ...

    Authors: Hannah W. Kornfeld and Katrina B. Mitchell

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:23

    Content type: Case Report

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  31. There are little up-to-date data available on the duration of exclusive breastfeeding in Lithuania. The aim of our study was to examine the factors that could influence exclusive breastfeeding during the first...

    Authors: Vaidilė Jakaitė, Aurelija Peštenytė, Jolita Zakarevičienė, Vilija Sniečkuvienė, Viktorija Žitkutė, Diana Ramašauskaitė and Gintautas Domža

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:22

    Content type: Research

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  32. Despite widespread suboptimal breastfeeding practices and maternal experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), the association of IPV and breastfeeding practices remains unclear. This study investigated th...

    Authors: Christine N. Walters, Hasina Rakotomanana, Joel J. Komakech and Barbara J. Stoecker

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:20

    Content type: Research

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  33. The impact of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on the duration of breastfeeding varies between shortening and no impact. Breastfeeding seems to reduce both maternal and offspring risk for type 2 diabetes an...

    Authors: Merja K. Laine, Hannu Kautiainen, Mika Gissler, Pirjo Pennanen and Johan G. Eriksson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:19

    Content type: Research

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  34. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is associated with a reduction of postnatal HIV transmission and optimal infant growth. Given that the factors influencing exclusive breastfeeding are multi-factorial and context-...

    Authors: Daniel Ter Goon, Anthony Idowu Ajayi and Oladele Vincent Adeniyi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:18

    Content type: Research

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  35. The economic cost of not breastfeeding in Indonesia is estimated at US$1.5–9.4 billion annually, the highest in South East Asia. Half of the 33.6 million working women of reproductive age (WRA) in Indonesia (1...

    Authors: Adiatma Y. M. Siregar, Pipit Pitriyan, Donny Hardiawan, Paul Zambrano, Mireya Vilar-Compte, Graciela Ma Teruel Belismelis, Meztli Moncada, David Tamayo, Grace Carroll, Rafael Perez-Escamilla and Roger Mathisen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:17

    Content type: Research

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  36. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-020-00335-3.

    Authors: Paschal Awingura Apanga and Maxwell Tii Kumbeni

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:16

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:91

  37. Existing knowledge on the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in the context of Nigeria is minimal and limited to a lifelong measure of IPV experience. An abu...

    Authors: Tolulope Ariyo and Quanbao Jiang

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:15

    Content type: Research

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  38. Irrespective of the place and mode of delivery, ‘delayed’ initiation of breastfeeding beyond the first hour of birth can negatively influence maternal and newborn health outcomes. In Bangladesh, 49% of newborn...

    Authors: Shahreen Raihana, Ashraful Alam, Tanvir M. Huda and Michael J. Dibley

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:14

    Content type: Research

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  39. Despite established benefits, exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rate remains poor in India. This study measured the rate of early initiation of breastfeeding and EBF up to 42 days postpartum period and the reasons...

    Authors: Falguni Debnath, Nilanjan Mondal, Alok Kumar Deb, Debjit Chakraborty, Subhrangshu Chakraborty and Shanta Dutta

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:13

    Content type: Research

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  40. Despite the increasing rate of exclusive breastfeeding in Indonesia, there is still a need for supportive interventions. The breastfeeding self-efficacy of mothers is a key factor positively associated with op...

    Authors: Christiana Rialine Titaley, Michael J. Dibley, Iwan Ariawan, Anifatun Mu’asyaroh, Ashraful Alam, Rita Damayanti, Tran Thanh Do, Elaine Ferguson, Kyaw Htet, Mu Li, Aang Sutrisna and Umi Fahmida

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:12

    Content type: Research

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  41. Substantial evidence exists surrounding the health risks of breast milk substitutes (BMS) in place of exclusive breastfeeding among infants < 6 months of age in resource-poor settings. Yet, mothers’ experience...

    Authors: Jessica D. Rothstein, Peter J. Winch, Jessica Pachas, Lilia Z. Cabrera, Mayra Ochoa, Robert H. Gilman and Laura E. Caulfield

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:11

    Content type: Research

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  42. The exclusive breastfeeding rate in Ireland is very low with extremely slow annual growth. The population of immigrants in Ireland is increasing. Improving exclusive breastfeeding practice among immigrants may...

    Authors: Haoyue Chen, Cheng Li, Qianling Zhou, Tanya M. Cassidy, Katherine M. Younger, Siao Shen and John M. Kearney

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:10

    Content type: Research

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  43. Breastfeeding duration has declined in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in recent decades, although accurate national data about different breastfeeding indicators by infant age are lacking. This qualitative ...

    Authors: Amal Murad, Mary J. Renfrew, Andrew Symon and Heather Whitford

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:9

    Content type: Research

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  44. Emotional distress in mothers inhibits the let-down reflex, thus affecting breastfeeding self-efficacy. A breastfeeding mother may have to cope with both physical discomfort and psychological distress. However...

    Authors: Lidia Gómez, Sergio Verd, Gloria de-la-Banda, Esther Cardo, Mateu Servera, Ana Filgueira, Jaume Ponce-Taylor and Margarita Mulet

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:8

    Content type: Review

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  45. Ethnic Chinese mothers in Malaysia adhere to 30 days of traditional postpartum practices (the “confinement period”) aimed at recuperation after delivery. Recently there has been an emergence of confinement cen...

    Authors: Siew Cheng Foong, May Loong Tan, Wai Cheng Foong, Jacqueline J. Ho and Fairuz Fadzilah Rahim

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:4

    Content type: Research

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