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  1. Women's return to work can be a significant barrier to continued breastfeeding. Workplace policies and practices to promote and support continued, and longer duration of, breastfeeding are important. In the co...

    Authors: Danielle Weber, Anneka Janson, Michelle Nolan, Li Ming Wen and Chris Rissel
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:19
  2. Feeding during early childhood is important for normal physical and mental growth as well as for health in later life. Currently, Sri Lanka has adopted the WHO recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for six...

    Authors: Priyantha J Perera, Meranthi Fernando, Tania Warnakulasuria and Nayomi Ranathunga
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:18
  3. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of infants' lives is a cost effective intervention in saving children's lives and can avert 13 - 15% of the 9 million deaths of children under 5 years old...

    Authors: Tiras Eshton Nkala and Sia Emmanueli Msuya
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:17
  4. Adolescent mothers in the U.S. are much less likely to initiate breastfeeding than older mothers, and teens who do initiate breastfeeding tend to breastfeed for shorter durations. The purpose of this mixed-met...

    Authors: Christine M Tucker, Ellen K Wilson and Ghazaleh Samandari
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:14
  5. Counselling human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive mothers on safer infant and young child feeding (IYCF) options is an important component of programmes to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV, bu...

    Authors: Mary Katepa-Bwalya, Chipepo Kankasa, Olusegun Babaniyi and Seter Siziya
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:13
  6. Studies using community-based breastfeeding counselors (CBBCs) have repeatedly shown positive impact on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity and duration, particularly among low-income mothers. To date, there...

    Authors: Elizabeth M Sullivan, Whitney E Bignell, Anne Andrianos and Alex K Anderson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:12
  7. Many breastfeeding women require and regularly take medicines, especially those available over-the-counter, and the safe use of these is dependent on the advice provided by health professionals such as general...

    Authors: Safeera Y Hussainy and Narmin Dermele
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:11
  8. In our original study of newborn weight loss, we determined there were positive correlations among newborn weight loss, neonatal output, and the IV fluids mothers received before their babies' birth. Basically...

    Authors: Joy Noel-Weiss, A Kirsten Woodend and Dianne L Groll
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:10
  9. Newborn weight measurements are used as a key indicator of breastfeeding adequacy. The purpose of this study was to explore non-feeding factors that might be related to newborn weight loss. The relationship be...

    Authors: Joy Noel-Weiss, A Kirsten Woodend, Wendy E Peterson, William Gibb and Dianne L Groll
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:9
  10. After only six months, a commerce-free internet-based milk-sharing model is operating in nearly 50 countries, connecting mothers who are able to donate breast milk with the caregivers of babies who need breast...

    Authors: James E Akre, Karleen D Gribble and Maureen Minchin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:8
  11. Clinicians, public health advisors, nutritionists and others have been attempting to increase breastfeeding rates for the last few decades, with varying degrees of success. We need social science researchers t...

    Authors: Lisa H Amir
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:7
  12. Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER) is an abrupt emotional "drop" that occurs in some women just before milk release and continues for not more than a few minutes. The brief negative feelings range in sever...

    Authors: Alia M Heise and Diane Wiessinger
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:6
  13. WHO and UNICEF believe that both antenatal and maternity care organizations are in an excellent position to protect and, if necessary, reinstate a culture that promotes breastfeeding, and that they are respons...

    Authors: Sofia Zwedberg and Lars Naeslund
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:1
  14. In Bangladesh, many programs and projects have been promoting breastfeeding since the late 1980 s. Breastfeeding practices, however, have not improved accordingly.

    Authors: Rukhsana Haider, Sabrina Rasheed, Tina G Sanghvi, Nazmul Hassan, Helena Pachon, Sanjeeda Islam and Chowdhury SB Jalal
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:21
  15. Midwives' support of breastfeeding in maternity wards has been proven to provide an impact on women's breastfeeding experiences. In previous studies women describe professional support unfavourably, with an em...

    Authors: Caroline A Bäckström, Elisabeth I Hertfelt Wahn and Anette C Ekström
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:20
  16. The HIV epidemic coupled with the assumed benefits of infant formula for the children of all HIV-infected mothers have in complex ways changed public ideas about infant feeding and represents a threat to well ...

    Authors: Karen Marie I Moland, Penny van Esterik, Daniel W Sellen, Marina M de Paoli, Sebalda C Leshabari and Astrid Blystad
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:19
  17. As the papers in this thematic series have illustrated, the postnatal prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) strategy has struggled with lack of local relevance. In an attempt to increase ou...

    Authors: Astrid Blystad, Penny van Esterik, Marina M de Paoli, Daniel W Sellen, Sebalda C Leshabari and Karen Marie I Moland
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:18
  18. Even though it has been shown that peer support to mothers at home helps to increase exclusive breastfeeding, little is known about the experiences of peer supporters themselves and what is required of them to...

    Authors: Lungiswa L Nkonki and Karen L Daniels
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:17
  19. Different strategies have been used to improve the initiation and duration of breastfeeding. Peer counsellors are reported to improve exclusive breastfeeding levels, but few studies have assessed the satisfact...

    Authors: Jolly Nankunda, James K Tumwine, Victoria Nankabirwa and Thorkild Tylleskär
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:16
  20. Infant feeding in communities with a high prevalence of HIV and AIDS is a potential challenge for mothers who must ultimately decide how to feed their infants within contexts that constrain their choices.

    Authors: Jennifer M Levy, Aimee L Webb and Daniel W Sellen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:15
  21. For HIV infected mothers in developing countries, choosing to enroll in a prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV program is supposed to represent the first step towards protecting their chil...

    Authors: John Njunga and Astrid Blystad
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:14
  22. In resource-poor settings, HIV positive mothers are recommended to choose between 'Exclusive breastfeeding' (EBF) or 'Exclusive replacement feeding' (ERF). Acceptability, Feasibility, Affordability, Sustainabi...

    Authors: Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Karen M Moland, Jolly Nankunda, Charles A Karamagi, Thorkild Tylleskär and James K Tumwine
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:13
  23. Breastfeeding remains normative and vital for child survival in the developing world. However, knowledge of the risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission through breastfeeding has brought to atte...

    Authors: Absera T Koricho, Karen Marie Moland and Astrid Blystad
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:12
  24. When and how to wean breastfed infants exposed to HIV infection has provoked extensive debate, particularly in low-income countries where safe alternatives to breastfeeding are rarely available. Although there...

    Authors: Jacqueline R Chinkonde, Johanne Sundby, Marina de Paoli and Viva C Thorsen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:11
  25. Infant feeding by HIV-infected mothers has been a major global public health dilemma and a highly controversial matter. The controversy is reflected in the different sets of WHO infant feeding guidelines that ...

    Authors: Karen Marie I Moland, Marina M de Paoli, Daniel W Sellen, Penny van Esterik, Sebalda C Leshabari and Astrid Blystad
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:10
  26. The practice of exclusive breastfeeding depends on various factors related to both mothers and their environment, including the services delivered by health professionals. It is known that support and counseli...

    Authors: Aïssata Moussa Abba, Maria De Koninck and Anne-Marie Hamelin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:8
  27. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended as the optimal way to feed infants for the first six months of life. While overall breastfeeding rates are high, exclusive breastfeeding is relatively uncommon among Midd...

    Authors: Manal Dashti, Jane A Scott, Christine A Edwards and Mona Al-Sughayer
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:7
  28. Breastfeeding is considered the ideal method of infant feeding for at least the first six months of life. This study aimed to compare breastfeeding intention between Syrian and Jordanian women and determine fa...

    Authors: Nemeh Ahmad Al-Akour, Mohammad Yousef Khassawneh, Yusuf S Khader, Alla Ahmad Ababneh and Azeiza M Haddad
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:6
  29. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a significant and increasing contributor to maternal mortality and morbidity. Following a PPH, women may have difficulties initiating and sustaining breastfeeding, although litt...

    Authors: Jane F Thompson, Laura J Heal, Christine L Roberts and David A Ellwood
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:5
  30. Donor human milk banks are much more than simple centers for collection, storage, processing, and distribution of donor human milk, as they cover other aspects and represent a real opportunity to promote and s...

    Authors: María Isabel Utrera Torres, Carmen Medina López, Sara Vázquez Román, Clara Alonso Díaz, Jaime Cruz-Rojo, Elisa Fernández Cooke and Carmen R Pallás Alonso
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:4
  31. Durations of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) and predominant breastfeeding (PBF) from two different assessments, among the same mother-infant population, were investigated to determine the degree to which the as...

    Authors: Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Rebecca Shanmugam, A Elisabeth Sommerfelt, James K Tumwine and Thorkild Tylleskär
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:2
  32. In this exploratory study, the contribution of delivery type to the weight gain pattern for full-term infants with exclusive breastfeeding in the first month of infancy was determined. In addition, breastfeedi...

    Authors: Azadeh Saki, Mohammad R Eshraghian, Kazem Mohammad, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani and Mohammad R Bordbar
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2010 5:1
  33. Initiation of breastfeeding can be difficult in a busy maternity centre with inadequate manpower and social support. This study aims to explore the role of psychosocial support offered by companions on breastf...

    Authors: Imran O Morhason-Bello, Babatunde O Adedokun and Oladosu A Ojengbede
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2009 4:16
  34. The ability to breastfeed and continue the practice requires dedication, commitment, persistence and support. Mothers often need to overcome many obstacles to successfully breastfeed their babies and maintain ...

    Authors: Jenny Tohotoa, Bruce Maycock, Yvonne L Hauck, Peter Howat, Sharyn Burns and Colin W Binns
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2009 4:15
  35. Accurate interpretation of reported breastfeeding rates is essential in understanding the true picture of a country's breastfeeding status. In Sri Lanka, where the reported exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rate a...

    Authors: Suneth B Agampodi, Thilini C Agampodi and Avanthi de Silva
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2009 4:14
  36. This study aims to examine whether specific maternal breast variations (such as flat nipple, inverted nipple, large breast or/and large nipple) are barriers for weight gain in breastfed infants during the firs...

    Authors: Reza Vazirinejad, Shokoofeh Darakhshan, Abbas Esmaeili and Shiva Hadadian
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2009 4:13
  37. Milk ejection is essential for a successful lactation, however techniques to measure milk ejection in women are often complex and invasive. Recent research has demonstrated that at milk ejection, milk duct dia...

    Authors: Danielle K Prime, Donna T Geddes, Diane L Spatz, Marc Robert, Naomi J Trengove and Peter E Hartmann
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2009 4:10
  38. In 2001, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. The objectives of this study are to assess awareness of the WHO recommendation among first-tim...

    Authors: Li Ming Wen, Louise A Baur, Chris Rissel, Garth Alperstein and Judy M Simpson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2009 4:9
  39. The need to promote breastfeeding is unquestionable for the health and development of infants. The aim of this study was to investigate prevalence, duration and promotion of breastfeeding status in Iran with r...

    Authors: Beheshteh Olang, Khalil Farivar, Abtin Heidarzadeh, Birgitta Strandvik and Agneta Yngve
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2009 4:8
  40. It is known that the fat content of breast milk is higher in hindmilk than in foremilk. However, it has not been determined if this increased fat content results from an increase in the number of milk fat glob...

    Authors: Katsumi Mizuno, Yoshiko Nishida, Motohiro Taki, Masahiko Murase, Yoshiharu Mukai, Kazuo Itabashi, Kazuhiro Debari and Ai Iiyama
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2009 4:7

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