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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Review

    Breastfeeding support from health professionals can be effective in influencing a mother’s decision to initiate and maintain breastfeeding. However, health professionals, including nursing students, do not alw...

    Authors: Shu-Fei Yang, Yenna Salamonson, Elaine Burns and Virginia Schmied

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:8

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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research

    Timely initiation of breastfeeding can decrease neonatal mortality. However, about 50% of newborns are not breastfeed within 1 h of birth in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aim of this study was to ident...

    Authors: Richard Mbusa Kambale, Jérémie Bisimwa Buliga, Nancy Francisca Isia, Adolphe Nyakasane Muhimuzi, Oreste Battisti and Bruno Masumbuko Mungo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:6

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  13. Content type: Research

    Ineffective breastfeeding technique is one of the factors contributing to mothers practicing non-exclusive breastfeeding. Inappropriate breastfeeding technique is the leading cause of nipple pain in Ethiopia, ...

    Authors: Getahun Tiruye, Firehiwot Mesfin, Biftu Geda and Kasiye Shiferaw

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:5

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  14. Content type: Research

    Breast milk is comprised of the essential nutrients that an infant needs in the first six months of life. Timely initiation of breastfeeding guarantees that infants receive the colostrum, ‘the first breastmilk...

    Authors: Meseret Ekubay, Aster Berhe and Engida Yisma

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    Although breastfeeding is widely acknowledged as the normal method of infant feeding, there are large variations in rates of initiation and duration. Several factors are linked to the likelihood of breastfeedi...

    Authors: Luke Hounsome and Sally Dowling

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:3

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  16. Content type: Research

    Breastfeeding is recognized as the single most cost-effective intervention to reduce child morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have explored perceived barriers to breastfeeding and factors associated...

    Authors: Phuong Thi Kim Nguyen, Hoang Thi Tran, Thuy Thi Thanh Thai, Kirsty Foster, Christine L. Roberts and Ben J. Marais

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:2

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  17. Content type: Research

    Health professionals may advise women to either stop breastfeeding or drug treatment due to restrictive advice in drug monographs. Regional medicines information and pharmacovigilance centres in Norway (RELIS)...

    Authors: Jan Anker Jahnsen, Sofia Frost Widnes and Jan Schjøtt

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:1

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  18. Content type: Research

    This study investigates and compares the rates and factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF) within one hour of birth in rural and urban Nigeria.

    Authors: Emmanuel Olorunleke Adewuyi, Yun Zhao, Vishnu Khanal, Asa Auta and Lydia Babatunde Bulndi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:51

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  19. Content type: Research

    After discharge from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), many mothers of preterm infants (gestational age < 37 weeks) experience a lack of support for breastfeeding. An intervention study was designed to ev...

    Authors: Jenny Ericson, Renée Flacking and Camilla Udo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:50

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  20. Content type: Research

    While Australia has high breastfeeding initiation, there is a sharp decline in the first weeks postpartum and this continues throughout the first year. Supporting breastfeeding In Local Communities (SILC) was ...

    Authors: Rhian L. Cramer, Helen L. McLachlan, Touran Shafiei, Lisa H. Amir, Meabh Cullinane, Rhonda Small and Della A. Forster

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:46

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  21. Content type: Correction

    After publication of this article [1] it was brought to our attention that there were errors in the text under the heading ‘Data cleaning’, and in Table 3. The corrected text and updated Table 3 are given in t...

    Authors: Vundli Ramokolo, Carl Lombard, Meera Chhagan, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Tanya Doherty, Ameena E. Goga, Lars Thore Fadnes, Wanga Zembe, Debra J. Jackson and Jan Van den Broeck

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:47

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    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:14

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