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  1. The past ten years have witnessed a rising trend in the prevalence and duration of breastfeeding in Italy, but breastfeeding rates increase in an unequal way; they are higher in the North of Italy than in the ...

    Authors: Sofia Quintero Romero, Rosa Bernal, Chiara Barbiero, Raquel Passamonte and Adriano Cattaneo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2006 1:14

    Content type: Research

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  2. The World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (WHO Code) aims to protect and promote breastfeeding. Japan ratified the WHO Code in 1994, but most hospitals in Japan c...

    Authors: Katsumi Mizuno, Fumihiro Miura, Kazuo Itabashi, Iona Macnab and Noriko Mizuno

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2006 1:12

    Content type: Short report

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  3. The UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative includes a community component to help women who want to breastfeed. This study aimed to document the health visitor role in promoting and supporting breastfeeding in Glasgo...

    Authors: David Tappin, Jane Britten, Mary Broadfoot and Rhona McInnes

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2006 1:11

    Content type: Research

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  4. Mass media content likely influences the decision of women to breastfeed their newborn children. Relatively few studies have empirically assessed such a hypothesis to date, however. Most work has tended to foc...

    Authors: Katherine A Foss and Brian G Southwell

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2006 1:10

    Content type: Research

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  5. The United States' Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) distributes about half the infant formula used in the United States at no cost to the families. This is a matter ...

    Authors: George Kent

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2006 1:8

    Content type: Debate

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  6. Cultural variations exist in the proportion of women who breastfeed. For some cultural groups, migration to a new country is associated with a reduction in the initiation and duration of breastfeeding. This pa...

    Authors: Helen L McLachlan and Della A Forster

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2006 1:7

    Content type: Research

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  7. Many studies of the impact of breastfeeding on child or maternal health have relied on data reported retrospectively. The goal of this study was to assess recall accuracy among breastfeeding mothers of retrosp...

    Authors: Brenda Gillespie, Hannah d'Arcy, Kendra Schwartz, Janet Kay Bobo and Betsy Foxman

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2006 1:4

    Content type: Research

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  8. To prevent postnatal transmission of HIV in settings where safe alternatives to breastfeeding are unavailable, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding followed by early, rapid ce...

    Authors: Ellen G Piwoz, Yvonne Owens Ferguson, Margaret E Bentley, Amy L Corneli, Agnes Moses, Jacqueline Nkhoma, Beth Carlton Tohill, Beatrice Mtimuni, Yusuf Ahmed, Denise J Jamieson, Charles van der Horst and Peter Kazembe

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2006 1:2

    Content type: Research

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