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  1. The collection of data on ‘infant feeding at hospital discharge’ is used to monitor breastfeeding outcomes, health service benchmarking, and research. While some Australian states have clear definitions of thi...

    Authors: Lynne Henry, Elaine Burns, Rachel Jones, Lisa White, Michelle Simmons, Adrienne Kirby and Sarah J. Melov
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:29
  2. The discontinuation of “Mother-Baby Friendly” accreditation, coupled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, has contributed to reduced breastfeeding rates observed in parts of South Africa. Consequently, th...

    Authors: Welma Lubbe, Zandile Kubeka, Ann Behr, Gilbert Tshitaudzi, Sithembile Dlamini-Nqeketo and Jessica Botha
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:28
  3. Lactational mastitis is a common painful and debilitating inflammation of breast tissue...

    Authors: Lidija Poposka, Dejan Risteski, Dimitar Cvetkovski, Bekim Pocesta, Filip Janusevski, Zhan Zimbakov, Ivan Trajkov, Dime Stefanovski, Mateja Logar and Jus Ksela
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:27
  4. Many mothers in high-income countries (HIC) do not breastfeed to the World Health Organisation’s recommendation of two years. This is particularly true for low-income women (LIW). They often face additional so...

    Authors: Madeleine Corkery-Hayward and Mohammad Talaei
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:26
  5. The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund recommend exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of an infant’s life. Although evidence suggests that maintaining breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Sasiwan Suthasmalee and Chadakarn Phaloprakarn
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:25
  6. Despite breastfeeding recommendations, the prevalence and length of breast milk feeding in developing nations is rapidly decreasing, with bottle feeding taking its place. This reduces the effectiveness of brea...

    Authors: Bewuketu Terefe, Adane Habtie and Bogale Chekole
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:24
  7. A lack of safety data on postpartum medication use presents a potential barrier to breastfeeding and may result in infant exposure to medications in breastmilk. The type and extent of medication use by lactati...

    Authors: Youstina Soliman, Uma Yakandawala, Christine Leong, Emma S. Garlock, Fiona S.L. Brinkman, Geoffrey L. Winsor, Anita L Kozyrskyj, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E. Turvey, Theo J. Moraes, Padmaja Subbarao, Nathan C. Nickel, Kellie Thiessen, Meghan B Azad and Lauren E Kelly
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:23
  8. Healthcare providers play important roles in supporting breastfeeding. Although there has been insufficient actual breastfeeding support from healthcare providers in China, little research has been conducted t...

    Authors: Jiao-jiao Wu, Qing-ning Zhang, Su-su Liao, Jiang-hong Li, Jian-duan Zhang and Jing-zhi Huang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:22
  9. Breastfeeding and human milk have well-documented health benefits for newborn infants, particularly those who are sick. However, breastfeeding rates and human milk feeding among infants in neonatal intensive u...

    Authors: Tippawan Srichalerm, Cynthia S. Jacelon, Lindiwe Sibeko, Jumpee Granger and Carrie-Ellen Briere
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:20
  10. The number of pregnant women with congenital heart disease (CHD) is rising, and the disease poses increased risks of cardiovascular and obstetric complications during pregnancy, potentially impacting breastfee...

    Authors: Ylva Holstad, Bengt Johansson, Maria Lindqvist, Agneta Westergren, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Christina Christersson, Mikael Dellborg, Aleksandra Trzebiatowska-Krzynska, Peder Sörensson, Ulf Thilén, Anna-Karin Wikström and Annika Bay
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:19
  11. We present a case of non-puerperal induced lactation in transgender woman. Medical literature on lactation induction for transgender women is scarce, and the majority of literature and protocols on lactation i...

    Authors: Jojanneke E. van Amesfoort, Norah M. Van Mello and Renate van Genugten
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:18
  12. Breastfeeding has long-lasting effects on children’s cognition, behavioral, mental and physical health. Previous research shows parental characteristics (e.g., education, race/ethnicity, income level) are asso...

    Authors: Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Margaret Kathleen Wallace, Timothy Heeren, Stephen Kerr, Yitong Yue, Genevieve Deeken, Khara Turnbull, Brianna Jaworski, Mayaris Cubides Mateus, Rachel Moon, Fern Robin Hauck, Ann Kellams, Eve Colson and Michael Jay Corwin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:16
  13. Early and exclusive breastfeeding may reduce neonatal and post-neonatal mortality in low-resource settings. However, prelacteal feeding (PLF), the practice of giving food or liquid before breastfeeding is esta...

    Authors: Hannah Tong, Andrew Thorne-Lyman, Amanda C. Palmer, Saijuddin Shaikh, Hasmot Ali, Ya Gao, Monica M. Pasqualino, Lee Wu, Kelsey Alland, Kerry Schulze, Keith P. West, Jr., Md Iqbal Hossain and Alain B. Labrique
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:15
  14. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV, which may occur in utero, during birth, or through breastmilk, is now largely preventable with the advancement of HIV testing and treatment for women and their infants. Glo...

    Authors: Emily L. Tuthill, Belinda C. Odhiambo and Ann E. Maltby
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:14
  15. Clinical advice may suggest discontinuing breastfeeding after the diagnosis of phenylketonuria in infants as the only effective way to monitor the newborn's intake and accurate measurement of phenylalanine (Ph...

    Authors: Zaniar Mohammadzadeh, Loghman Sharifi, Asadolah Fatholahpour and Elham Bazshahi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:12
  16. The Mothers’ Milk Tool, developed and launched by the Australian National University and Alive & Thrive in 2022, allows to estimate the volume and value of breastmilk using prevalence rates of breastfeeding by...

    Authors: Benedetta Zabotti, Sara Buchini, Mariarosa Milinco, Adriano Cattaneo, Paola Pani and Luca Ronfani
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:11
  17. Despite the World Health Organization’s firm recommendation to start breastfeeding during the first hour after delivery, nearly 54% of children in low- and middle-income countries are unable to initiate breast...

    Authors: Ribka Nigatu Haile, Biruk Beletew Abate and Tegene Atamenta Kitaw
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:10
  18. The World Health Organization recommends the use of donated human milk (HM) as the second-best option for mothers who are temporarily unable to provide sufficient breast milk to meet the needs of their infants...

    Authors: Mohammed A. M. Ahmed, Charles Patrick Namisi, Nakibuuka Victoria Kirabira, Micheal Webba Lwetabe and Joseph Rujumba
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:9
  19. Improving breastfeeding rates is one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent infant deaths, but most of the world falls far below WHO recommended breastfeeding practices. Confident, informed healthcare work...

    Authors: Mary Ellen Gilder, Chanapat Pateekhum, Nan San Wai, Prapatsorn Misa, Phimthip Sanguanwai, Jarntrah Sappayabanphot, Nan Eh Tho, Wichuda Wiwattanacharoen, Nopakoon Nantsupawat, Ahmar Hashmi, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon and Rose McGready
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:8
  20. The global issue of low breastfeeding rates has been widely reported. Quantitative studies have shown the positive effects of peer support on breastfeeding. However, the experiences of mothers who receive brea...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Yang, Huijuan Liu, Xiaoyi Cui and Jingwen Meng
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:7
  21. The World Health Organization states that women and their families need breastfeeding support from the healthcare system. However, knowledge about the most effective way to involve the partner in breastfeeding...

    Authors: Ingrid Blixt, Ove Axelsson and Eva-Lotta Funkquist
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:6
  22. While the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in human breast milk is contentious, anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies have been consistently detected in human breast milk. However, it is uncertain when and how long the antibodies ...

    Authors: Irene Fernández-Buhigas, Nieves Rayo, Julia Cuesta Silos, Berta Serrano, Olga Ocón-Hernández, Bo Wah Leung, Juan Luis Delgado, David Sánchez-Nieves Fernández, Silvia Valle, Laura De Miguel, Aroa Silgado, Ramón Perez Tanoira, Valeria Rolle, Belén Santacruz, Maria M. Gil and Liona C. Poon
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:5
  23. Breastfeeding provides many short- and long-term health benefits for mothers and their infants and is a particularly relevant strategy for women who experience Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) during pregna...

    Authors: Georgia Otter, Deborah Davis, Ella Kurz, Mary-Ellen Hooper, Alison Shield, Indira Samarawickrema, Sarah Spiller and Marjorie Atchan
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:4
  24. Early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding are crucial in preventing child morbidity and mortality. Despite the importance of these practices, rates of timely initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breast...

    Authors: Addisalem Zebene Armdie, Bedilu Alamirie Ejigu, Assefa Seme, Selamawit Desta, Mahari Yihdego and Solomon Shiferaw
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:1
  25. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as the best method for infant feeding. Known risk factors for breastfeeding non-initiation and early cessation of breastfeeding are diverse and include lo...

    Authors: Hilary K. Brown, Lesley Pablo, Natalie V. Scime, Amira M. Aker and Cindy-Lee Dennis
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:70
  26. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in infants for the first 6 months of life. This analysis aims to estimate the proportion of Indian infants exclusively breastfed for...

    Authors: Samarasimha Reddy N, Aravind Dharmaraj, Jovis Jacob and Kulandaipalayam Natarajan Sindhu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:69
  27. During the breastfeeding period, important transient changes in calcium homeostasis are verified in the maternal skeleton, to meet the demand for calcium for breastmilk production. The literature is inconclusi...

    Authors: Larissa Brazolotto Ferreira, Keny Gonçalves Tirapeli, Carla Cristiane Silva and Tamara Beres Lederer Goldberg
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:68
  28. More women with intellectual disabilities are becoming mothers but fewer are known to breastfeed compared with other women. Women with intellectual disabilities are entitled to accessible antenatal and infant ...

    Authors: Emma Douglass, Clare Johnson, Geraldine Lucas and Sally Dowling
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:67
  29. Uganda surpasses many African nations and the global average in exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates. Yet, malnutrition is a critical issue, with stunting impacting roughly 29% of children under 5 years. Enhanc...

    Authors: Derrick Kimuli, Florence Nakaggwa, Norah Namuwenge, Rebecca N. Nsubuga, Paul Isabirye, Kenneth Kasule, Justine Fay Katwesige, Sheila Nyakwezi, Solome Sevume, Norbert Mubiru, Barbara Amuron and Daraus Bukenya
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:66
  30. Given the limited availability of research on the association between COVID-19 infection and breastfeeding success, the primary objective of this study is to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of this relation...

    Authors: Ashraf Moini, Fatemeh Heidari, Mitra Eftekhariyazdi, Reihaneh Pirjani, Marjan Ghaemi, Nasim Eshraghi and Maryam Rabiei
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:65
  31. The syndemic effects of poverty, food insecurity and living with HIV are recognized as global health priorities, including through the United Nations Sustainability Goals 1, 2 and 3. Today, women and girls acc...

    Authors: Emily L. Tuthill, Ann E. Maltby, Belinda C. Odhiambo, Thomas J. Hoffmann, Maureen Nyaura, Rosemary Shikari, Craig R. Cohen and Sheri D. Weiser
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:64
  32. Human hindmilk contains higher concentrations of fat than foremilk and is more desirable for growth in preterm infants who can tolerate limited volumes of breastmilk. There is currently no clear demarcation be...

    Authors: Walaiporn Bowornkitiwong, Chulaluk Komoltri and Sopapan Ngerncham
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:63
  33. Authors: Xiao-Ling Zhan, Ning Pan, Shamshad Karatela, Lei Shi, Xin Wang, Zhao-Yan Liu, Jin Jing, Xiu-Hong Li, Li Cai and Li-Zi Lin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:61

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  34. The Philippines has enacted maternity protection policies, such as the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law and the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009, to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding....

    Authors: Cherry C. Maramag, Jyn Allec R. Samaniego, Mary Christine Castro, Paul Zambrano, Tuan T Nguyen, Jennifer Cashin, Janice Datu-Sanguyo, Roger Mathisen and Amy Weissman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:60
  35. Low birthweight (LBW) infants are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Exclusive breastfeeding up to six months is recommended to help them thrive through infection prevention, growth improvements, an...

    Authors: Linda Vesel, Emily Benotti, Sarah Somji, Roopa M Bellad, Umesh Charantimath, Sangappa M Dhaded, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Chandrashekhar Karadiguddi, Geetanjali Mungarwadi, Sunil S Vernekar, Rodrick Kisenge, Karim Manji, Nahya Salim, Abraham Samma, Christopher R Sudfeld, Irving F Hoffman…
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:59
  36. The exclusive breastfeeding rate in China remains significantly low. Numerous studies have identified the impact of maternal characteristics on exclusive breastfeeding; however, the correlation between primary...

    Authors: Jingchun Nie, Jinbiao Ye, Shichong Wu, Nan Wang, Yangyuan Li, Yunjie Liu, Zulihumaer Reheman, Junhao Wu, Jie Yang and Yaojiang Shi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:58
  37. There is a lack of large, nationwide, birth cohort studies in Japan that examine the relationships of initial feeding habits and breastfeeding period duration with offspring functional constipation at 3 years ...

    Authors: Noriko Motoki, Yuji Inaba, Hirokazu Toubou, Kohei Hasegawa, Takumi Shibazaki, Teruomi Tsukahara and Tetsuo Nomiyama
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:57
  38. Breastfeeding is a critical health intervention in infants. Recent literature reported that the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant mental health issues in pregnant and breastfeeding women due to social ...

    Authors: Jawahar Jagarapu, Marlon I. Diaz, Christoph U. Lehmann and Richard J. Medford
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:56
  39. Breastfeeding up to two years and beyond supports the health and neurobiological development of a child. Nevertheless, mothers experience criticism from health professionals towards breastfeeding beyond 12 mon...

    Authors: Oona Ojantausta, Niina Pöyhönen, Riikka Ikonen and Marja Kaunonen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:55
  40. Very few studies have assessed the association between COVID-19 infection and the rates of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) upon discharge following the first waves of the pandemic and after initiation of vaccina...

    Authors: Miguel Ángel Marín Gabriel, Sergio Martín Lozoya, Susana de las Heras Ibarra, Laura Domingo Comeche, Ersilia González Carrasco, Paula Lalaguna Mallada, Natalia Villó Sirerol, Lucía García Fernández, José Jiménez Martínez and Ana Royuela Vicente
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:54
  41. Breastfeeding mothers’ decisions to donate their milk is influenced by their knowledge, attitudes, and subjective norms such as their family’s opinions on milk donation. In Iran, women have favorable knowledge...

    Authors: Shirin Shahbazi Sighaldeh, Maryam Moridi, Vafa Ghorban Sabagh, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad and Fatemeh Shateranni
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:53
  42. Previous studies examined the effects of breastfeeding on measured values of body circumferences or blood pressure during childhood. However, limited data are available for the association between child feedin...

    Authors: Dan Lin, Didi Chen, Jun Huang, Yun Li, Xiaosa Wen, Ping Ou and Huijing Shi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:52
  43. In 2022 the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) published Clinical Protocol #36: The Mastitis Spectrum, which aims to update clinical approaches to management of benign lactation-related breast inflammatio...

    Authors: Pamela Douglas
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:51
  44. Although breastfeeding is strongly recommended, the breastfeeding rate of preterm infants in China remains significantly low. In addition to the global structural challenges to breastfeeding and the physiologi...

    Authors: Yaqi Yu, Qianru Liu, Xiaoju Xiong, Ying Luo, Wen Xie, Wenshuai Song, Maoling Fu, Qiaoyue Yang and Genzhen Yu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:50

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