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  1. Interventions to promote breastfeeding are the cornerstone of efforts to reduce childhood illness and death from undernutrition. Evidence suggests that one of the most effective strategies to increase breastfe...

    Authors: Seema Mihrshahi, Hannah Tait, Rukhsana Haider, Gulshan Ara, Iqbal Kabir and Michael J. Dibley

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:48

    Content type: Research

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  2. Milk ejection characteristics remain consistent throughout 12 months of lactation in women who expressed breastmilk with an electric breast pump. In addition these characteristics appear to remain constant whe...

    Authors: Hazel Gardner, Jacqueline C. Kent, Ching Tat Lai and Donna T. Geddes

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:47

    Content type: Research

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  3. We aimed to investigate the association of breastfeeding on postpartum glucose levels and lipid profiles in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and women without GDM.

    Authors: Alexis Shub, Manisha Miranda, Harry M. Georgiou, Elizabeth A. McCarthy and Martha Lappas

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:46

    Content type: Research

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  4. Chinese mothers of preterm infants often face obstacles to breastfeeding and commonly experience prolonged maternal-infant separation when their high-risk infants are hospitalized in a Neonatal Intensive Care ...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Yang, Debra Brandon, Hong Lu and Xiaomei Cong

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:45

    Content type: Research

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  5. In a pediatric practice in Italy, actions were undertaken to apply the recommendations for a breastfeeding-friendly physician’s office and to promote the adoption of a semi-reclined or laid-back maternal posit...

    Authors: Mariarosa Milinco, Adriano Cattaneo, Anna Macaluso, Paola Materassi, Nicola Di Toro and Luca Ronfani

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:44

    Content type: Research

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  6. The role of infant feeding for food allergy in children is unclear and studies have not addressed simultaneous exposures to different foods. The goal of this study was to analyze existing data on feeding pract...

    Authors: Joacy G. Mathias, Hongmei Zhang, Nelis Soto-Ramirez and Wilfried Karmaus

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:43

    Content type: Research

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  7. Many infants worldwide are not breastfeeding according to WHO recommendations and this impacts on the health of women and children. Increasing breastfeeding is identified as a priority area supported by curren...

    Authors: Alison McFadden, Lindsay Siebelt, Joyce L. Marshall, Anna Gavine, Lisa-Christine Girard, Andrew Symon and Stephen MacGillivray

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:42

    Content type: Review

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  8. Breastfeeding peer support is advocated in national and international guidelines, but the evidence base is mixed. In the UK, breastfeeding peer support was found to be ineffective in randomised controlled tria...

    Authors: Gill Thomson and Nicola Crossland

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:41

    Content type: Research

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  9. At the national level in Ethiopia, there is limited knowledge of trends and factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF), particularly during the Millenium Develo...

    Authors: Kedir Y. Ahmed, Andrew Page, Amit Arora and Felix Akpojene Ogbo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:40

    Content type: Research

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  10. Donated human milk (DHM) is a safe alternative in the absence of mother’s own milk (MOM); however, specific clinical indications for DHM use and its impact on subsequent feeding practice remain unclear. We aim...

    Authors: Wesam Alyahya, Debbie Barnett, Andrew Cooper, Ada L. Garcia, Christine A. Edwards, David Young and Judith H. Simpson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:39

    Content type: Research

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  11. Suboptimal breastfeeding is responsible for 96% of deaths among children under 12 months of age in developing countries. However, the exclusive breastfeeding rate in Nigeria from birth to 6 months is just 23%....

    Authors: Friday Ilop Joseph and Jane Earland

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:38

    Content type: Research

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  12. Breastfeeding practices such as early initiation of breast milk and exclusive breastfeeding are key to the reduction of childhood morbidity and mortality. Despite the importance of these practices, rates of ti...

    Authors: Owen Nkoka, Peter A. M. Ntenda, Victor Kanje, Edith B. Milanzi and Amit Arora

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:37

    Content type: Research

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  13. Being a mother of a preterm infant (< 37 gestational weeks) puts the mother in a vulnerable and fragile situation wherein breastfeeding is an important part of becoming a mother and bonding with the infant. Ne...

    Authors: Lina Palmér and Jenny Ericson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:35

    Content type: Research

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  14. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), which is a medical complication that develops during pregnancy, is associated with several long-term health problems. Despite several benefits of exclusive breastfeeding (E...

    Authors: Preeyaporn Jirakittidul, Nalinee Panichyawat, Benjaphorn Chotrungrote and Athitaya Mala

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:34

    Content type: Research

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  15. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) can prevent death and disease among young children. The proportion of EBF is low in Niger. This study aimed to identify the prevalence and correlates of exclusive breastfeeding.

    Authors: Mami Hitachi, Sumihisa Honda, Satoshi Kaneko and Yasuhiko Kamiya

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:32

    Content type: Research

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  16. The presence of a tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) in an infant may lead to breastfeeding difficulties, but debate continues about which babies should be treated with frenotomy. The Bristol Tongue Assessment Tool (B...

    Authors: Jenny Ingram, Marion Copeland, Debbie Johnson and Alan Emond

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:31

    Content type: Short report

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  17. In 2016, 98% of children in Zimbabwe received breastmilk, however only 40% of babies under six months were exclusively breastfed 24 h prior to data collection. A 2014 survey revealed that Matabeleland South Pr...

    Authors: Paddington T. Mundagowa, Elizabeth M. Chadambuka, Pugie T. Chimberengwa and Fadzai Mukora-Mutseyekwa

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:30

    Content type: Research

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  18. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended in the first six months of life. Observing breastfeeding practices and further the introduction of complementary food using a birth cohort can provide a better understand...

    Authors: Samarasimha Reddy N., Kulandaipalayam Natarajan Sindhu, Karthikeyan Ramanujam, Anuradha Bose, Gagandeep Kang and Venkata Raghava Mohan

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:29

    Content type: Short report

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  19. Breastfeeding rates remain low in China and some mothers stop breastfeeding shortly after returning to work. Our study aimed to investigate the association between breastfeeding practices of working mothers an...

    Authors: Jiawen Chen, Tong Xin, Junjian Gaoshan, Qiuhong Li, Kaiyue Zou, Shihui Tan, Yuhan Cheng, Yuning Liu, Jingyi Chen, Hanyu Wang, Ying Mu, Li Jiang and Kun Tang

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:28

    Content type: Research

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  20. Almost half of all Indonesian children under 6 months of age were not exclusive breastfed in 2017. Optimizing maternity protection programs may result in increased breastfeeding rates. This study aims to: esti...

    Authors: Adiatma Y. M. Siregar, Pipit Pitriyan, Dylan Walters, Matthew Brown, Linh T. H. Phan and Roger Mathisen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:27

    Content type: Research

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  21. Significant efforts by governments at a global and national level have not resulted in a significant increase in the duration of breastfeeding to six months. The views of family and social networks, and commun...

    Authors: Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns and Athena Sheehan

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:25

    Content type: Research

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  22. Decisions about infant feeding are embedded and are continuously made within a woman’s social and cultural context. Despite the benefits of breastfeeding to both women and infants, and government policies and ...

    Authors: Athena Sheehan, Karleen Gribble and Virginia Schmied

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:24

    Content type: Research

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  23. Published with its figure legend erroneously omitted.

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Mansi Vijaybhai Dhami, Akorede O. Awosemo, Bolajoko O. Olusanya, Jacob Olusanya, Uchechukwu L. Osuagwu, Pramesh Raj Ghimire, Andrew Page and Kingsley E. Agho

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:22

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:20

  24. With an increasing demand for mother’s own milk to be viewed as a primary source of nutritional support in the care of very small and preterm infants, mothers of preterm infants may be at risk of expressing su...

    Authors: Elizabeth V. Asztalos, Alex Kiss, Orlando P. daSilva, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Shinya Ito and David Knoppert

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:21

    Content type: Research

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  25. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) has important benefits for both the mother and child. In India, no nationwide studies have examined patterns of EBF in the past decade to inform national and subnational breastfee...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Mansi Vijaybhai Dhami, Akorede O. Awosemo, Bolajoko O. Olusanya, Jacob Olusanya, Uchechukwu L. Osuagwu, Pramesh Raj Ghimire, Andrew Page and Kingsley E. Agho

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:20

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:22

  26. The current situation of breastfeeding in China has been discussed in many articles, and a declining trend of breastfeeding duration has been confirmed. The associations between various socioeconomic, reproduc...

    Authors: Kun Tang, Yaqian Liu, Ke Meng, Li Jiang, Shihui Tan, Yuning Liu and Jiawen Chen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:19

    Content type: Research

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  27. Breastfeeding benefits both mothers and infants. Even though Taiwan national policy promotes exclusive breastfeeding (EBF), the rates in Taiwan are below those in other developed countries. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Pei-Chi Chang, Sin-Fong Li, Hsin-Yi Yang, Li-Chu Wang, Cing-Ya Weng, Kuan-Fen Chen, Wei Chen and Sheng-Yu Fan

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:18

    Content type: Research

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  28. Pre-pubescent girls with chest burns are at risk of complication associated with scarring and impairment in breast development. This case illustrates how burn injuries in childhood in a first-time mother have ...

    Authors: Zurraini Arabi, Ezura Madiana Md Monoto and Agusmanan Bojeng

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:17

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Optimal breastfeeding practices, reflected by early initiation and feeding of colostrum, avoidance of prelacteal feeds, and continued exclusivity or predominance of breastfeeding, are critical for assuring pro...

    Authors: Shiva Bhandari, Andrew L. Thorne-Lyman, Binod Shrestha, Sumanta Neupane, Bareng Aletta Sanny Nonyane, Swetha Manohar, Rolf D. W. Klemm and Keith P. West Jr

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:14

    Content type: Research

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  30. Kangaroo mother care is a comprehensive intervention given for all newborns especially for premature and low birthweight infants. It is the most feasible and preferred intervention for decreasing neonatal morb...

    Authors: Alemayehu Gonie Mekonnen, Sisay Shewasinad Yehualashet and Alebachew Demelash Bayleyegn

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:12

    Content type: Research

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  31. Since 2010, the World Health Organization recommends lifelong antiretroviral treatment for all women living with HIV, and exclusive breastfeeding for six-months followed by breastfeeding until 24-months for al...

    Authors: Nora S. West, Sheree R. Schwartz, Nompumelelo Yende, Sarah J. Schwartz, Lauren Parmley, Mary Beth Gadarowski, Lillian Mutunga, Jean Bassett and Annelies Van Rie

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:11

    Content type: Research

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  32. In India, though breastfeeding is universally practiced, exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates in urban informal settlements are low; and health programs face several challenges in promoting EBF. In this study, ...

    Authors: Sudha Ramani, Nikhat Shaikh, Sushmita Das, Shanti Pantvaidya, Armida Fernandez and Anuja Jayaraman

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:10

    Content type: Research

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  33. Breast milk provides nutrition for infants and also contains a variety of bioactive factors that influence the development of the newborn. Human milk is a complex biological fluid that can be separated into di...

    Authors: Reka A. Vass, Agnes Kemeny, Timea Dergez, Tibor Ertl, Dora Reglodi, Adel Jungling and Andrea Tamas

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:9

    Content type: Research

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  34. Early skin-to-skin contact promotes infant physiologic stability, provides warmth and makes breast milk readily available. Despite the known benefits of early skin-to-skin contact, this practice is not include...

    Authors: Luis Fernando Sanchez-Espino, Gregorio Zuniga-Villanueva and Jose Luis Ramirez-GarciaLuna

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:8

    Content type: Research

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  35. Despite the array of studies on infant feeding practices of HIV-infected women, gaps still exist in the understanding of the underlying reasons for their infant feeding choices. Potential for behavioural chang...

    Authors: Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Moshood Issah, Eyitayo Omolara Owolabi, Daniel Ter Goon, Gordana Avramovic and John Lambert

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:7

    Content type: Research

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  36. In Afar, a pastoralist and remote area of Ethiopia, one in five children suffers from acute malnutrition. Investigation of the prevalence and associated factors of exclusive breastfeeding may provide insight i...

    Authors: Medhin Tsegaye, Dessalegn Ajema, Solomon Shiferaw and Robel Yirgu

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:6

    Content type: Research

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  37. Early initiation of breastfeeding, also known as early initiation, is the provision of a mothers own breast milk to her infant within one hour of birth. In Ethiopia, there is a considerable variation in the ti...

    Authors: Amare Belachew

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:5

    Content type: Research

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  38. In Nigeria, diarrhoea contributes significantly to childhood morbidity and mortality, with suboptimal breastfeeding practices playing a key role. The present study aimed to report on diarrhoea deaths and disab...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Anselm Okoro, Bolajoko O. Olusanya, Jacob Olusanya, Ifegwu K. Ifegwu, Akorede O. Awosemo, Pascal Ogeleka and Andrew Page

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:4

    Content type: Research

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  39. School-based breastfeeding education (SBBE) may help improve breastfeeding rates in the long term by instilling in young people a base of evidence-informed knowledge, skills, and attitudes that primes them to ...

    Authors: Sara Moukarzel, Christoforos Mamas, Antoine Farhat and Alan J. Daly

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:3

    Content type: Research

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  40. Optimising breastfeeding rates is a public health priority. Studies have shown that all forms of extra breastfeeding support increase breastfeeding rates, including support provided by trained health professio...

    Authors: Irena Zakarija-Grkovic, Anita Pavicic Bosnjak, Ivan Buljan, Renata Vettorazzi and Linda J. Smith

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:2

    Content type: Research

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  41. In Brazil, the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) proposes following the criteria, the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding”, International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and Good birth a...

    Authors: Renara Guedes Araújo, Vânia de Matos Fonseca, Maria Inês Couto de Oliveira and Eloane Gonçalves Ramos

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:1

    Content type: Research

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  42. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) (breast milk feeding without additional food or drink, except medicine) is associated with deceased risk of postnatal transmission of HIV from mother to child.

    Authors: John Okanda, George Otieno, John Kinuthia, Pam Kohler and Grace John-Stewart

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:51

    Content type: Research

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