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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Early initiation of breastfeeding: a systematic literature review of factors and barriers in South Asia

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Countries in South Asia encompassing 8 countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Studies conducted among South Asian women living in other regions
Studies published in or after 1990. In English language Full-text not accessible
Published quantitative, qualitative and mixed method studies Studies not demonstrating a clear research methodology - commentaries, letters and editorials.
Studies reporting factors or barriers on initiation of breastfeeding within 1 h of birth. Studies on initiation of breastfeeding after 1 h of birth.