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  1. Emergencies have a great impact on infant and young child feeding. Despite the evidence, the recommended feeding practices are often not implemented in the emergency response, undermining infant and maternal h...

    Authors: Angela Giusti, Francesca Marchetti, Francesca Zambri, Elide Pro, Eleonora Brillo and Sofia Colaceci
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:45
  2. Mothers of preterm infants often perceive the infant as having problems with crying, sleeping and feeding, sometimes summarised as ‘state-regulation’. Breastfeeding rates are lower among preterm infants, and t...

    Authors: Andreas Karlsson Rosenblad and Eva-Lotta Funkquist
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:44
  3. Plugged milk duct during lactation is a common problem in breastfeeding. Traditional breast massage (TBM) has been performed in Thailand with reasonable outcomes, but several follow-up sessions are often requi...

    Authors: Nutchanat Munsittikul, Supannee Tantaobharse, Pitiporn Siripattanapipong, Punnanee Wutthigate, Sopapan Ngerncham and Buranee Yangthara
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:43
  4. The Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2019 shows that 59% of children are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life, then the rate decreases sharply with age. Nearly half of the Ethiopian labo...

    Authors: Firmaye Bogale Wolde, Jemal Haidar and Yalemwork Getnet
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:41
  5. In the past decade, various breastfeeding policies were implemented in Hong Kong, including changes in perinatal guidelines in public hospitals, adoption of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), provis...

    Authors: John Kwan, Jimsyn Jia, Ka-man Yip, Hung-kwan So, Sophie S. F. Leung, Patrick Ip and Wilfred H. S. Wong
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:40
  6. In the past 10–15 years, there has been increased concern about ankyloglossia and its effect on infant breastfeeding. This has been associated with increased performance of frenotomy. Physicians and other heal...

    Authors: Mary E. O’Connor, Alison M. Gilliland and Yvonne LeFort
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:39
  7. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how breastfeeding support is provided, resulting in mixed breastfeeding outcomes and experiences for mothers. The World Health Organization has consistently supp...

    Authors: Sarah Turner, Bridget McGann and Meredith ’Merilee’ Brockway
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:38
  8. Adequate breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices are paramount in fragile situations where access to food and healthcare is limited. The objectives of this study are to examine breastfeeding and comp...

    Authors: Sara Daher, Fouad Ziade, Lara Nasreddine, Moomen Baroudi and Farah Naja
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:37
  9. Caesarean birth is associated with higher rate of non-exclusive breastfeeding (non-EBF) than vaginal birth. Non-EBF refers to providing food or fluid besides breast milk, excluding drugs and vitamins, to infa...

    Authors: Norkhafizah Saddki, Noraini Mohamad, Nazirah Johar, Tengku Alina Tengku Ismail and Zaharah Sulaiman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:36
  10. Positive breastfeeding experiences positively influence subsequent attitudes towards breastfeeding, and increase mothers’ confidence, self-efficacy, motivation and intention to breastfeed. However, the strateg...

    Authors: Anna Jacobzon, Åsa Engström, Birgitta Lindberg and Silje Rysst Gustafsson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:35
  11. Breastfeeding is crucial for the preterm infants. Breast milk is not only food but also medicine. Few studies have focused on the longitudinal effects of exclusive breastfeeding outcome of preterm infants sepa...

    Authors: Xin Jiang and Hui Jiang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:34
  12. Expression and storage of breastmilk is a strategy that ensures continued breast milk consumption in the event of temporary separation of an infant from the mother. However, many studies show that working moth...

    Authors: Priscillah Wanini Edemba, Grace Irimu and Rachel Musoke
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:33
  13. Early introduction of liquid/solid food before 6 months of age is one of the major barriers to exclusive breastfeeding. Our objective was to analyze the evolution of infant feeding practices for infants under ...

    Authors: Camila Abadia Rodrigues Meira, Gabriela Buccini, Catarina Machado Azeredo, Wolney Lisbôa Conde and Ana Elisa Madalena Rinaldi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:32
  14. The RUBY randomised controlled trial was found to be effective in promoting breastfeeding continuation, in the setting of a high income country, through a program of proactive telephone-based peer support in t...

    Authors: Fiona E. McLardie-Hore, Della A. Forster, Touran Shafiei and Helen L. McLachlan
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:31
  15. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread worldwide. The safety of breastfeeding of SARS-CoV-2-positive women has not yet reached a consensus among the scientific community, healthcare providers, experts ...

    Authors: Xiyao Liu, Haoyue Chen, Meijing An, Wangxing Yang, Yujie Wen, Zhihuan Cai, Lulu Wang and Qianling Zhou
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:28
  16. Ranibizumab is one of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents. It is applied in the treatments of choroidal neovascularization, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and...

    Authors: Ying Huang, Rong Zhou, Zuhua Sun, Yihan Zheng and Bing Lin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:25
  17. Lactational mastitis is an extremely painful and distressing inflammation of the breast, which can seriously disrupt breastfeeding. Most of the evidence on the frequency of this condition and its risk factors ...

    Authors: Mariame O. Ouedraogo, Lenka Benova, Tom Smekens, Gezahegn G. Sinke, Abraha Hailu, Herbert B. Wanyonyi, Madalitso Tolani, Caristus Zumbe and Ibukun-Oluwa O. Abejirinde
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:24
  18. Common approaches to manage breastfeeding problems such as pain, blocked ducts, and milk production issues include breast compression, breast massage, application of warmth or cold, medications, and breastmilk...

    Authors: Linda Sweet and Vidanka Vasilevski
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:23
  19. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, billions of people were asked by their state and local governments not to go to work and not leave the house unless they had to. The goal of this qualitative study was to ...

    Authors: Mathilde Cohen and Corinne Botz
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:22
  20. Despite the health and economic benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, there is evidence of a decline globally and in Ghana. Previous studies addressing this problem are mostly quantitative with only a few of su...

    Authors: Martin Wiredu Agyekum, Samuel N. A. Codjoe, Fidelia A. A. Dake and Mumuni Abu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:21
  21. While breastfeeding provides benefits for infants and the mother, many women either do not breastfeed or terminate breastfeeding earlier than recommended. The aim of this analysis was to identify factors assoc...

    Authors: Shun Yasuda, Toma Fukuda, Naoya Toba, Norihito Kamo, Karin Imaizumi, Midori Yokochi, Tomoko Okawara, Seiko Takano, Hideko Yoshida, Nobuko Kobayashi, Shingo Kudo, Kyohei Miyazaki, Mamiko Hosoya, Kenichi Sato, Kei Takano, Aya Kanno…
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:20
  22. The indigenous child population in Ecuador has a high prevalence of stunting. There is limited evidence of the association between breastfeeding, feeding practices, and stunting in indigenous children. This st...

    Authors: Betzabé Tello, María F. Rivadeneira, Ana L. Moncayo, Janett Buitrón, Fabricio Astudillo, Andrea Estrella and Ana L. Torres
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:19
  23. World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for 6 months with maternal active antiretroviral therapy (ART) to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. However, EBF in low res...

    Authors: Esther Clyde Nabakwe, Omar Egesah and Grace Adisa Kiverenge-Ettyang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:17
  24. Aggressive and unregulated marketing of breastmilk substitutes (BMS) results in increased child morbidity and mortality. Unregulated BMS marketing is a major public health concern because it encourages formula...

    Authors: Sonia Hernández-Cordero, Mireya Vilar-Compte, Ana Cristina Castañeda-Márquez, Nigel Rollins, Gillian Kingston and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:16
  25. Prenatal knowledge, attitude, and intention related to breastfeeding are postulated as important modulators of feeding practices. Using data from the Mother and Infant Nutritional Assessment (MINA) study, a th...

    Authors: Farah Naja, Aya Chatila, Jennifer J. Ayoub, Nada Abbas, Amira Mahmoud, Mariam Ali Abdulmalik and Lara Nasreddine
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:15
  26. Human milk insufficiency is a significant barrier to implementing breastfeeding, and it is identified as a prevalent concern in 60–90% of mothers in low-and-middle-income countries. Breastmilk insufficiency ca...

    Authors: Olivia Piccolo, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Sangwani Salimu, Marianne Vidler, Mwai Banda, Queen Dube, Kondwani Kawaza, David M. Goldfarb and Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:14
  27. The increasing numbers of women in the workforce is an inevitable trend in China. More and more employed women stop breastfeeding because of working stressors. Many mothers, however, overcome the challenges a...

    Authors: Honghua Guo, Rong Zhou, Minxiang Li, Siqi Zhang, Huanying Yi, Linjie Wang, Tong Li, Caihong Zhang and Hong Lu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:13
  28. Early initiation of breastfeeding after birth and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months improves child survival, nutrition and health outcomes. However, only 42% of newborns worldwide are breastfed ...

    Authors: Saidath Gato, Francois Biziyaremye, Catherine M. Kirk, Chiquita Palha De Sousa, Alain Mukuralinda, Hamissy Habineza, Maya Asir, Himali de Silva, Marie Louise Manirakiza, Egide Karangwa, Alphonse Nshimyiryo, Alex Tugume and Kathryn Beck
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:12
  29. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has affected reproductive and perinatal health both through the infection itself and, indirectly, as a consequence of changes in medical care, social policy or social and econom...

    Authors: Isabel Rodríguez-Gallego, Helen Strivens-Vilchez, Irene Agea-Cano, Carmen Marín-Sánchez, María Dolores Sevillano-Giraldo, Concepción Gamundi-Fernández, Concepción Berná-Guisado and Fatima Leon-Larios
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:11
  30. We evaluated (a) opinion of Syrian and Turkish healthcare workers (HCWs), and perceptions and attitudes of Syrian refugee mothers, pregnant women, fathers and grandmothers on age-appropriate breastfeeding, (b)...

    Authors: Siddika Songul Yalçin, Meryem Erat Nergiz, Ömur Cinar Elci, Monica Zikusooka, Suzan Yalçin, Mustafa Bahadir Sucakli and Kanuni Keklik
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:10
  31. Women with inverted nipples may struggle with breastfeeding and may stop exclusive breastfeeding before six months. The use of an inverted syringe to evert the nipples was successful in achieving high rates of...

    Authors: Mona Nabulsi, Rayan Ghanem, Hanan Smaili and Ali Khalil
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:9
  32. Breastmilk hand expression (BMHE) is recommended to promote lactation, relieve breast engorgement, and collect milk for future infant feedings. Resources to teach this skill are limited and infrequently develo...

    Authors: Kameela Miriam Alibhai, Malia S. Q. Murphy, Sandra Dunn, Erin Keely, Paloma O’Meara, Josdalyne Anderson and Darine El-Chaâr
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:8
  33. Although breastfeeding is widely acknowledged as protecting both infant and maternal health postnatally, a partial or complete shortfall of maternal milk can occur for a range of reasons. In this eventuality, ...

    Authors: Samantha Griffin, Jo Watt, Sophie Wedekind, Solange Bramer, Yasmin Hazemi-Jebelli, Robert Boyle, Gillian Weaver and Natalie S. Shenker
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:7
  34. Mothers of preterm infants face many challenges in breastfeeding, especially regarding lactation. This study aimed to investigate the lactation status and challenges in breastfeeding faced by preterm infants’ ...

    Authors: Dingding Dong, Xifang Ru, Xiaofang Huang, Tian Sang, Shan Li, Ying Wang and Qi Feng
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:6
  35. Donor human milk is the best alternative for preterm infants when their mother’s own milk is insufficient or unavailable. The development of human milk banks in China started late, and in most of these banks, ...

    Authors: Haixia Tu, Ping Li, Lianlian Zhu, Xiaozhen Quan, Shuli Fan and Ziyue Wang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:3
  36. Milk-derived microRNAs (miRNAs), including hsa-miR-148a-3p (miR-148a) and hsa-miR-125b-5p (miR-125b), have been shown to be beneficial to the gastrointestinal function in infants. Here, we investigated their e...

    Authors: Takeshi Chiba, Aya Kooka, Kiyoko Kowatari, Megumi Yoshizawa, Naoko Chiba, Akira Takaguri, Yoshiyuki Fukushi, Fuminori Hongo, Hideki Sato and Shinichiro Wada
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:1
  37. Recent studies show corporate political activity (CPA) can have detrimental impacts on health policy processes. The Control of Marketing Promotion of Infant and Young Child Food Act B.E. 2560 (the Act) was imp...

    Authors: Nisachol Cetthakrikul, Phillip Baker, Cathy Banwell, Matthew Kelly and Julie Smith
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:94
  38. A breastfeeding-friendly physician’s office that applies the 13 recommendations of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine can help increase the exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding. Having already publishe...

    Authors: Mariarosa Milinco, Adriano Cattaneo, Anna Macaluso, Paola Materassi, Nicola Di Toro and Luca Ronfani
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:93
  39. Domperidone is the most frequently prescribed medicine used to increase breast milk supply. There is considerable controversy surrounding the use of domperidone in lactation, due to limited evidence about effi...

    Authors: Gabriella Zizzo, Alice R. Rumbold and Luke E. Grzeskowiak
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:92
  40. Breastfeeding practices and their impact on infant health and survival are unquestionably of global interest. The aim of this study was to examine the link between breastfeeding initiation within one hour of b...

    Authors: Michael Ekholuenetale and Amadou Barrow
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:91
  41. The RUBY randomised controlled trial demonstrated the benefit of proactive telephone peer support in promoting breastfeeding continuation in a setting with high breastfeeding initiation, where typically this i...

    Authors: Heather A. Grimes, Helen L. McLachlan, Della A. Forster, Fiona McLardie-Hore, Kate Mortensen and Touran Shafiei
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:90

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