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  1. Despite the efforts that have been made to promote breastfeeding in China since the 1990s, there is still a very low prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding. The objective of this study was to assess the current...

    Authors: Haoyue Gao, Qi Wang, Elizabeth Hormann, Wolfgang Stuetz, Caroline Stiller, Hans Konrad Biesalski and Veronika Scherbaum
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:11
  2. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is currently recommended by the World Health Organization, but mixed feeding earlier than this commonly occurs in rural coastal Kenya. Mothers may receive...

    Authors: Alison W. Talbert, Moses Ngari, Benjamin Tsofa, Lazarus Mramba, Edward Mumbo, James A. Berkley and Martha Mwangome
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:10
  3. Exclusive breastfeeding has the potential to reduce infant and under-five mortality, but research shows the practice is not widespread in resource-poor settings of sub-Saharan Africa. We explored factors influ...

    Authors: Alice N. Hazemba, Busisiwe P. Ncama and Sello L. Sithole
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:9
  4. Successful breastfeeding often starts with prenatally established intention. Yet, few mothers with the intention to exclusively breastfeed achieve their intended breastfeeding duration goal. This study examine...

    Authors: Uche H. Nnebe-Agumadu, Elizabeth F. Racine, Sarah B. Laditka and Maren J. Coffman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:8
  5. Early initiation of breastfeeding has lifetime benefits for the mother and the child. It has a positive impact on the duration of exclusive breastfeeding. Hence, the initiation of breastfeeding within the firs...

    Authors: Misgan Legesse Liben and Ebrahim Mohammed Yesuf
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:7
  6. Optimal breastfeeding is inextricably linked to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. Breastf...

    Authors: Teklemariam Gultie and Girum Sebsibie
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:5

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:13

  7. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is recommended internationally. This study aimed to investigate exclusive breastfeeding practices and associated factors among mothers of infants aged les...

    Authors: Misgan Legesse Liben, Yohannes Bacha Gemechu, Mulugeta Adugnew, Adugnaw Asrade, Belete Adamie, Ehitemelak Gebremedin and Yibel Melak
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:4
  8. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the best nutrition for children during the first six months of life. However EBF remains a challenge. The aim of the study was to assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practice toward...

    Authors: Niguse Tadele, Frehiwot Habta, Dinu Akmel and Eyerus Deges
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:3
  9. The effect of breast milk fatty acid (FA) composition, particularly levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), on infant health outcomes is unclear. Part of the reason for this is difficulties in collecting, storin...

    Authors: Kristina Harris Jackson, Jason Polreis, Laura Sanborn, David Chaima and William S. Harris
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:1
  10. Exclusive breastfeeding up to six months is considered to be beneficial for the health and wellbeing of infants and mothers. To guide policy makers in the development of targeted breastfeeding promotion strate...

    Authors: Nomita Chandhiok, Kh. Jitenkumar Singh, Damodar Sahu, Lucky Singh and Arvind Pandey
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:34
  11. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the optimal way to feed children during their first six months of life, having important benefits for them and their mothers. However, the proportion of Ecuadorian mothers who ...

    Authors: Miguel Á. Jara-Palacios, Angélica C. Cornejo, Gabriela A. Peláez, Jenny Verdesoto and Andrés A. Galvis
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:33
  12. Breastfeeding performance index is an explanatory attempt to summarize key breastfeeding practices by summarizing the different dimensions of breastfeeding practices into a single summary variable. Breastfeedi...

    Authors: Demewoz Haile and Sibhatu Biadgilign
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:32
  13. Conflicting results exist about the short-and long-term effects of breastfeeding on bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD). We conducted a systematic review to assess the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Ludmila Correa Muniz, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Romina Buffarini, Fernando Cesar Wehrmeister and Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:31
  14. For the first six months of life, breast milk is the ideal food to provide adequate quality and quantity of nutrients. Exclusive breastfeeding has a profound effect to reduce the risk of respiratory and gastro...

    Authors: Gashaw Andargie Biks, Amare Tariku and Gizachew Assefa Tessema
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:30
  15. Breastfeeding is widely known for its imperative contribution in improving maternal and newborn health outcomes. However, evidence regarding timing of initiation of breastfeeding is limited in Tanzania. This s...

    Authors: Amon Exavery, Almamy Malick Kanté, Ahmed Hingora and James F. Phillips
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:27
  16. Offspring from women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at risk for later overweight, and the aim of treatment regimens is to normalize their prognosis. While the general concept is that breastfeedin...

    Authors: Jesper Fenger-Grøn, Morten Fenger-Grøn, Charlotte Holst Blunck, Helena Schønemann-Rigel and Hanne Benedicte Wielandt
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:26
  17. Breast milk is the optimal source of nutrition for infants in the first six months of life. Promoting and protecting breastfeeding is reflected in public health policy across the globe, but breastfeeding rates...

    Authors: Kylee N. Cox, Roslyn C. Giglia and Colin W. Binns
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:25
  18. Early initiation of breastfeeding is a simple and cost effective intervention to advance the health of mothers and newborns. The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reco...

    Authors: Yihunie Lakew, Lianna Tabar and Demewoz Haile
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:24
  19. Globally, an estimated 6.3 million children under-five years of age died in the year 2013. To reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality of infants, Ethiopia adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) recom...

    Authors: Maeza Mitiku Asfaw, Mesele Damte Argaw and Zelalem Kebede Kefene
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:23
  20. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the best nutrition for the children during the first 6 months of life, yet despite knowing the clear benefits, the practice of EBF is low. The aim of the study is to determine ...

    Authors: Tigest Shifraw, Amare Worku and Yemane Berhane
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:22
  21. Maternal obesity is associated with significantly lower rates of breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity. Increasing rates of obesity among reproductive-age women has prompted the need to carefully ...

    Authors: Jennie Bever Babendure, Elizabeth Reifsnider, Elnora Mendias, Michael W. Moramarco and Yolanda R. Davila
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:21
  22. There is a gap in knowledge on the growth of children exclusively breastfed during the fifth and sixth months of life. This study aimed to assess the growth of infants who were exclusively breastfed for the fi...

    Authors: Rosa de Fátima da Silva Vieira Marques, José Augusto de Aguiar Carrazedo Taddei, Tulio Konstantyner, Fábio Ancona Lopez, Affonso Celso Vieira Marques, Consuelo Silva de Oliveira and Josefina Aparecida Pellegrini Braga
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:20
  23. The current breastfeeding initiation rate in Canada is approximately 87%. By one month, about 21% of women have stopped breastfeeding. Engorgement and edema in breast tissue can lead to breastfeeding challenge...

    Authors: Sonya Kujawa-Myles, Joy Noel-Weiss, Sandra Dunn, Wendy E Peterson and Kermaline Jean Cotterman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:18
  24. Although breastfeeding is common in Democratic Republic of the Congo, the proportion of women who exclusively breastfeed their babies up to 6 months remains low. This study aimed at identifying predictors of d...

    Authors: Pélagie Babakazo, Philippe Donnen, Pierre Akilimali, Nathalis Mapatano Mala Ali and Emile Okitolonda
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:19
  25. The majority of new mothers in Sweden initiate breastfeeding and many experience initial difficulties. This experience is an important cause of early breastfeeding cessation. To increase understanding, there i...

    Authors: Lina Palmér, Gunilla Carlsson, David Brunt and Maria Nyström
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:17
  26. Health authorities recommend 6 months of fully breastfeeding and continuation of breastfeeding for at least a year. Many women initiate breastfeeding in hospital but discontinue before the six-month period, an...

    Authors: Julie Quinlivan, Sonia Kua, Robert Gibson, Andrew McPhee and Maria M Makrides
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:16
  27. The economic value of breastfeeding to the society at large is under researched and its importance as a preventive public health strategy is underestimated. What little research there is indicates that conside...

    Authors: Elien Rouw, Elizabeth Hormann and Veronika Scherbaum
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 9:22
  28. Peer support is reported to be a key method to help build social capital in communities. To date there are no studies that describe how this can be achieved through a breastfeeding peer support service. In thi...

    Authors: Gill Thomson, Marie-Clare Balaam and Kirsty Hymers
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:15
  29. South Africa has the highest prevalence of overweight/obesity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Assessing the effect of modifiable factors such as early infant feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity is therefo...

    Authors: Vundli Ramokolo, Carl Lombard, Meera Chhagan, Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Tanya Doherty, Ameena E Goga, Lars Thore Fadnes, Wanga Zembe, Debra J Jackson and Jan Van den Broeck
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:14

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:47

  30. Exclusive breastfeeding rates remain low in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed the effects of a mother-based intervention on duration of diarrhoea and pneumonia in communities that were trained ...

    Authors: Meggie Gabida, Milton Chemhuru, Mufuta Tshimanga, Notion T Gombe, Lucia Takundwa and Donewell Bangure
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:13
  31. Lactation mastitis is a common, but poorly understood, inflammatory breast disease that is a significant health burden. A better understanding of the aetiology of mastitis is urgently required, and will assist...

    Authors: Wendy V Ingman, Danielle J Glynn and Mark R Hutchinson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:12
  32. A number of significant recent research studies have used techniques of economic modelling to demonstrate the potential benefits of increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK overall, and specifically in neonata...

    Authors: Karin Lowson, Clare Offer, Julie Watson, Bill McGuire and Mary J Renfrew
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:11
  33. Early breastfeeding cessation is common in many regions of the world despite high breastfeeding initiation rates and strong evidence of the health benefits to both mother and infant. This research investigated...

    Authors: Marie Dietrich Leurer and Eunice Misskey
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:10
  34. Despite scientific evidence substantiating the importance of breastfeeding in child survival and development and its economic benefits, assessments show gaps in many countries’ implementation of the 2003 WHO a...

    Authors: Radha Holla-Bhar, Alessandro Iellamo, Arun Gupta, Julie P Smith and Jai Prakash Dadhich
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:8
  35. Appropriate feeding is important in improving nutrition and child survival. Documentation of knowledge of caregiver on infant feeding is scanty in Zambia. The aim of this study was to describe feeding practice...

    Authors: Mary Katepa-Bwalya, Victor Mukonka, Chipepo Kankasa, Freddie Masaninga, Olusegun Babaniyi and Seter Siziya
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:5
  36. The editor of International Breastfeeding Journal would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2014).

    Authors: Lisa H Amir
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:4
  37. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) aims to promote and support breastfeeding. Globally, around 20,000 facilities have been designated Baby-Friendly. In Austria, however, only 16% of the maternity uni...

    Authors: Christina C Wieczorek, Hermann Schmied, Thomas E Dorner and Wolfgang Dür
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:3
  38. In Ethiopia national breastfeeding practice is poor because of traditional and cultural beliefs, low educational levels, heavy workload of mothers, poor sanitary conditions, type of assistance at delivery, dur...

    Authors: Bahre Teka, Huruy Assefa and Kiday Haileslassie
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:2
  39. Exclusive breastfeeding is the most widely known and effective intervention for preventing early-childhood deaths. Optimum breastfeeding practices can prevent 1.4 million deaths worldwide among children under ...

    Authors: Getnet Mekuria and Melkie Edris
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:1
  40. Clinical guidelines aim to improve patient outcomes by providing recommendations on appropriate healthcare for specific clinical conditions. Scientific evidence produced over time leads to change in clinical g...

    Authors: Elizabeth H Shayo, Bodil Bø Våga, Karen Marie Moland, Peter Kamuzora and Astrid Blystad
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2014 9:188
  41. On a regular basis there is an outcry about a mother who has been told to cover up or move away from a public area while she is breastfeeding. Mothers should feel free to breastfeed whenever they need to. Howe...

    Authors: Lisa H Amir
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2014 9:187
  42. The harmful infant feeding practices of prelacteal feeding is widely practiced in Ethiopia. Hence, it is vital to appreciate the cultural basis and potential factors on infant feeding practices in different pa...

    Authors: Misgan Legesse, Melake Demena, Firehiwot Mesfin and Demewoz Haile
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2014 9:189
  43. Timely initiation of breastfeeding has been reported to reduce neonatal mortality by 19.1%. The World Health Organisation recommends early initiation of breastfeeding i.e. breastfeeding a newborn within the fi...

    Authors: Mandira Adhikari, Vishnu Khanal, Rajendra Karkee and Tania Gavidia
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2014 9:21

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