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  1. It has been demonstrated that children who had been breastfed remain better protected against various infections, and notably respiratory tract infections, well beyond infancy. Since the role of breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Sergio Verd, Jan Ramakers, Isabel Vinuela, Maria-Isabel Martin-Delgado, Aina Prohens and Ruth Díez

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:83

    Content type: Short report

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  2. Breastfeeding is associated with lower incidence and severity of lower respiratory tract disease. However, little is known about the relationship between feeding type and breastfeeding duration with bronchioli...

    Authors: Inés Gómez-Acebo, Carolina Lechosa-Muñiz, María Paz-Zulueta, Trinidad Dierssen Sotos, Jéssica Alonso-Molero, Javier Llorca and María J. Cabero-Perez

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:82

    Content type: Research

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  3. Botswana updated its antiretroviral treatment (ART) guidelines in May 2016 to support breastfeeding for women living with HIV (WLHIV) on ART who have documented HIV RNA suppression during pregnancy.

    Authors: Gloria Katuta Mayondi, Aamirah Mussa, Rebecca Zash, Sikhulile Moyo, Arielle Issacson, Modiegi Diseko, Judith Mabuta, Goabaone Mogomotsi, Eldah Dintwa, Joseph Makhema, Mompati Mmalane, Shahin Lockman, Chelsea Morroni and Roger Shapiro

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:81

    Content type: Research

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  4. This study aimed to identify the differences in clinical characteristics, puncture efficacy, antibiotic use, treatment duration, breastfeeding post-illness, and recurrence of patients with breast abscesses cau...

    Authors: Yan Li, Xiang-jun Ma and Xiang-ping He

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:80

    Content type: Research

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  5. Despite considerable policy actions at the national and hospital levels, rates of breastfeeding in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region remain below the global average. There is a need to explore the...

    Authors: Hadia Radwan, Randa Fakhry, Nick Metheny, Wegdan Baniissa, Moez Al Islam E. Faris, Reyad Shaker Obaid, Suad Al Marzooqi, Hessa Al Ghazal, Mahmoud ElHalik and Cindy-Lee Dennis

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:79

    Content type: Research

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  6. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least two years (24 months or more) after birth. In Vietnam, 22% of women continue breastfeeding for at least two years. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Hemavarni Doma, Thach Duc Tran, Tuan Tran, Sarah Hanieh, Ha Tran, Trang Nguyen, Beverley-Ann Biggs and Jane Fisher

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:78

    Content type: Research

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  7. Prelacteal feeding hinders early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding but is understudied in Uganda. We examined the prevalence and factors associated with prelacteal feeding among postpartu...

    Authors: Racheal Akello, Derrick Kimuli, Stephen Okoboi, Alimah Komuhangi and Jonathan Izudi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:77

    Content type: Research

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  8. One of the most important protective health factors for children is breast-feeding, but the mechanisms for this effect are not fully elucidated. Our objective was to assess if the duration of breastfeeding inf...

    Authors: Johnny Ludvigsson, Åshild Faresjö and Tomas Faresjö

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:75

    Content type: Research

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  9. Body image concerns have been widely documented in the literature as one reason why most women shorten the breastfeeding duration of their infants. Negative body image concerns among breastfeeding mothers may ...

    Authors: Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong and Alhassan Sibdow Abukari

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:74

    Content type: Research

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  10. Optimal breastfeeding practices including early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) are associated with positive health outcomes. Socioeconomic inequalities in key breastfeeding indic...

    Authors: Michael Ekholuenetale, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Ritesh Chimoriya, Simone Nash, Ashish M. Doyizode and Amit Arora

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:73

    Content type: Research

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  11. Exclusive breastfeeding is widely accepted as a key intervention with proven efficacy for improving newborn survival. Despite international commitments and targets to support and promote breastfeeding, there a...

    Authors: Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Sangwani Salimu, Brandina Chiwaya, Felix Chikoti, Lusungu Chirambo, Ephrida Mwaungulu, Mwai Banda, Laura Newberry, Tamanda Hiwa, Marianne Vidler, Queen Dube, Elizabeth Molyneux, Joseph Mfutso-Bengo, David M. Goldfarb and Kondwani Kawaza

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:72

    Content type: Research

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  12. The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is suboptimal in China. There is limited evidence of effective interventions to increase EBF in China. Therefore, it is urgent to explore the potential factors t...

    Authors: Jia Li, Chen Zhao, Yan Wang, Yin P. Wang, Chun Y. Chen, Yue Huang, Ya Q. Gao, Jin Fang and Hong Zhou

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:71

    Content type: Research

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  13. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is essential during the first six months of life and confers countless benefits to mothers and infants. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a smartphone-based educatio...

    Authors: Navisa Seyyedi, Leili Rahmatnezhad, Maryam Mesgarzadeh, Hamidreza Khalkhali, Negisa Seyyedi and Bahlol Rahimi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:70

    Content type: Research

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  14. Prenatal medical risk describes physical health issues or biological factors that predate or arise during pregnancy which heighten the risk of adverse outcomes, and often warrant specialized obstetric care. Th...

    Authors: Natalie V. Scime, Amy Metcalfe, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Suzanne C. Tough and Kathleen H. Chaput

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:69

    Content type: Research

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  15. Prelacteal feeding is a major public health problem that increases the risk of morbidity and mortality in children. It also result delayed breastfeeding initiation and interferes with exclusive breastfeeding. ...

    Authors: Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Misganaw Gebrie Worku, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:68

    Content type: Research

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  16. The challenge of combining professional work and breastfeeding is a key reason why women choose not to breastfeed or to stop breastfeeding early. We posited that having access to a high-quality lactation room ...

    Authors: Sjoukje A. van Dellen, Barbara Wisse, Mark P. Mobach, Casper J. Albers and Arie Dijkstra

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:67

    Content type: Research

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  17. Although the positive effects of good clinical quality standards in perinatal care and breastfeeding support for women, newborns and families have been already demonstrated, many of these practices were disrup...

    Authors: Barbara Muñoz-Amat, Carmen Rosa Pallás-Alonso and María-Teresa Hernández-Aguilar

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:66

    Content type: Research

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  18. The World Health Organization recommends a 24-h recall period to estimate breastfeeding practice of mothers of infants aged younger than six-months. Though 24-h recall was preferred for its low recall bias and...

    Authors: Sewitemariam Desalegn Andarge, Esete Habtemariam Fenta, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus and Robel Yirgu Belachew

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:65

    Content type: Research

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  19. Arkansas has the largest population of Marshallese Pacific Islanders residing in the continental United States. Marshallese are disproportionately burdened by poorer maternal and infant health outcomes. Exclus...

    Authors: Britni L. Ayers, Cari A. Bogulski, Lauren Haggard-Duff, James P. Selig and Pearl A. McElfish

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:64

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Most premature and very low birthweight infants cannot tolerate breast milk feeding in the first few days of life and are deprived of its benefits. This study evaluates the clinical outcomes of administering b...

    Authors: Minoo Fallahi, Seyed Masoud Shafiei, Naeeme Taslimi Taleghani, Maryam Khoshnood Shariati, Shamsollah Noripour, Fatemeh Pajouhandeh, Sina Kazemian, Mahmood Hajipour and Mohammad Kazemian

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:63

    Content type: Research

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  21. Maternal satisfaction with the breastfeeding experience is an important determinant of breastfeeding success. There is currently no valid tool to measure perceived maternal satisfaction with breastfeeding in t...

    Authors: Mona Nabulsi, Hanan Smaili, Hani Tamim, Marya Wahidi and Carine El-Jamal

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:60

    Content type: Research

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  22. Oropharyngeal administration of colostrum (OAC) may provide immunoprotective and anti-inflammatory effects that potentially reduce the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and late-onset sepsis and imp...

    Authors: Xia OuYang, Chang-Yi Yang, Wen-Long Xiu, Yan-Hua Hu, Su-Su Mei and Qin Lin

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:59

    Content type: Research

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  23. There are multiple misconceptions concerning the breastfeeding mother’s diet and its adverse impact on breast milk composition and the breastfed child’s health, which might lead to breastfeeding cessation. Alt...

    Authors: Karolina Karcz, Izabela Lehman and Barbara Królak-Olejnik

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:58

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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 16:57

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:49

  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:57

  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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