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  1. Content type: Review

    Despite the World Health Organization recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life, the rate remains low both in developed and developing countries. In Ethiopia, findings re...

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Cheru Tesma, Belisty Temesgen, Aster Ferede and Getiye Dejenu Kibret

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:31

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  2. Content type: Research

    Mother and newborn skin-to-skin contact (SSC) after birth brings about numerous protective effects; however, it is an intervention that is underutilized in Iraq where a globally considerable rate of maternal a...

    Authors: Kolsoom Safari, Awaz Aziz Saeed, Shukir Saleem Hasan and Lida Moghaddam-Banaem

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:32

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  3. Content type: Research

    Ghana has achieved significant progress in breastfeeding practices in the past two decades. Further progress is, however, limited by insufficient government funding and declining donor support for breastfeedin...

    Authors: Richmond Aryeetey, Amber Hromi-Fiedler, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Esi Amoaful, Gifty Ampah, Marian Gatiba, Akosua Kwakye, Gloria Otoo, Gyikua Plange-Rhule, Isabella Sagoe-Moses, Lilian Selenje and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:30

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  4. Content type: Study Protocol

    Breastmilk is the ideal nutrition for preterm infants. Yet, breastmilk feeding rates among preterm infants are substantially lower than those of full-term infants. Barriers incurred through hospital care pract...

    Authors: Meredith Brockway, Karen M. Benzies, Eloise Carr and Khalid Aziz

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:29

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  5. Content type: Research

    The global breastfeeding recommendation states that all infants should be put to the breast within one hour of birth, which is defined as timely initiation or early initiation of breastfeeding. Early initiatio...

    Authors: Justin Bruno Tongun, Mohammed Boy Sebit, David Mukunya, Grace Ndeezi, Victoria Nankabirwa, Thorkild Tylleskar and James K. Tumwine

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:28

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  6. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization recommends continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond. This study assessed breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and practices among women residing on the island of Abu ...

    Authors: Mai Isam Al Ketbi, Sultan Al Noman, Abdelqadir Al Ali, Ebtihal Darwish, Maha Al Fahim and Jaishen Rajah

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:26

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  7. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding is significantly associated with strong infant immunity and optimal development. The importance of breastfeeding is underestimated. Parental lack of knowledge and unhealthy practices re...

    Authors: Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Lubna Zaheer and Florian Fischer

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:24

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  8. Content type: Research

    The definition for lower limit of safe birthweight loss among exclusively breastfed neonates is arbitrary. Despite this, in cases of great in-hospital weight loss, breastfeeding adequacy is immediately questio...

    Authors: Sergio Verd, Diego de Sotto, Consuelo Fernández and Antonio Gutiérrez

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:25

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  9. Content type: Research

    The first priority for infant feeding is to encourage the use of infant’s mother’s breast milk, but when this is not possible, donated breast milk is the second best option. In developing countries, very few s...

    Authors: Tilayie Feto Gelano, Yadeta Dessie Bacha, Nega Assefa, Aboma Motumma, Aklilu Abrham Roba, Yohanes Ayele and Fikirte Tsige

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:23

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  10. Content type: Research

    Lack of breastfeeding support is often cited by mothers as one of the key reasons for premature weaning. The experiences and perceptions of breastfeeding mothers in a range of contexts and their support needs ...

    Authors: Nicole Bridges, Gwyneth Howell and Virginia Schmied

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:22

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  11. Content type: Research

    Mothers rely heavily on health worker advice to make infant feeding decisions. Confusing or misleading advice can lead to suboptimal feeding practices. From 2001, HIV positive mothers in South Africa were coun...

    Authors: Sara Nieuwoudt and Lenore Manderson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:20

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  12. Content type: Research

    Timely initiation of breastfeeding is defined as putting the newborn to the breast within one hour of birth. Significant benefits in reducing neonatal mortality and morbidity can be attained with effective pro...

    Authors: Liyew Mekonen, Wubareg Seifu and Zemenu Shiferaw

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:17

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  13. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization (WHO)/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative step number five of the “Ten steps to successful breastfeeding” states “Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation...

    Authors: Alison W. Talbert, Benjamin Tsofa, Edward Mumbo, James A. Berkley and Martha Mwangome

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:16

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  14. Content type: Research

    Maternal country of birth has been associated with perinatal health outcomes but less is known regarding breastfeeding practices in contemporary European settings. This study investigated effect of maternal co...

    Authors: Musa Abubakar Kana, Carina Rodrigues, Maria João Fonseca, Ana Cristina Santos and Henrique Barros

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:15

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  15. Content type: Research

    The 6-month exclusive breastfeeding rate in the Northeast region of Thailand has recently significantly decreased in contrast to all other regions in Thailand. The factors that have influenced this decrease re...

    Authors: Thiwawan Thepha, Debbie Marais, Jacqueline Bell and Somjit Muangpin

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:14

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  16. Content type: Retraction Note

    The authors are retracting this article [1] because there is significant overlap of both text and data with the Master’s Thesis of Hilina Ketma, “Assessment of prevalence and determinants of suboptimal breast ...

    Authors: Teklemariam Gultie and Girum Sebsibie

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:13

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    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:5

  17. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding is important for child health and growth, but its practice is low in many developing countries. This study aimed at determining the breastfeeding practices and examining the sociodemogr...

    Authors: Bernard Yeboah-Asiamah Asare, Joyce Veronica Preko, Diana Baafi and Bismark Dwumfour-Asare

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:12

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  18. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is recommended for 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding for 2 years of age or beyond. There is paucity of information on the disparity in Knowledge, Attitudes and Practic...

    Authors: Mahat Jimale Mohamed, Sophie Ochola and Victor O. Owino

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:11

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  19. Content type: Research

    In Indonesia, 96% of children (< 24mo) are breastfed. However, only 42% of children (< 6mo) are exclusively breastfed, as per World Health Organization recommendations. Breastfeeding provides protective benefi...

    Authors: Adiatma Y. M. Siregar, Pipit Pitriyan and Dylan Walters

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:10

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  20. Content type: Research

    Despite consistent evidence showing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for six months, it remains a sub-optimal practice in The Gambia. This study aimed at investigating the determinants of EBF kn...

    Authors: Thomas Senghore, Tobiloba Alex Omotosho, Omar Ceesay and Daisy Clara H. Williams

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:9

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  21. Content type: Research

    The practice of giving prelacteal feeds deprive a newborn of valuable nutrients and expose the newborn to risks of infection. Despite its negative health outcomes, prelacteal feeding prevails in Ethiopia. Ther...

    Authors: Nana Chea and Anteneh Asefa

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:7

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