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  1. The Breastfeeding Behavior Questionnaire (BBQ) assesses women’s perceptions of their breastfeeding behavior. It was adapted to several languages and used in different settings, but has not been validated in Ar...

    Authors: Lama Charafeddine, Saadieh Masri, Lama Shamsedine, Lilian Ghandour, Hani Tamim, Nathalie El Khoury, Zahraa Hachem and Mona Nabulsi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:54

    Content type: Research

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  2. Prelacteal feeding, the feeding a newborn substances or liquids before breastfeeding, is a common cultural practice in Pakistan, but is associated with neonatal morbidity and mortality because it delays early ...

    Authors: Muhammad Asim, Zarak Husain Ahmed, Mark D. Hayward and Elizabeth M. Widen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:53

    Content type: Research

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  3. To protect children’s right to optimal nutrition, WHO/UNICEF developed a Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding, endorsed by all 53 WHO/EURO Member States. The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative...

    Authors: Irena Zakarija-Grković, Adriano Cattaneo, Maria Enrica Bettinelli, Claudia Pilato, Charlene Vassallo, Mariella Borg Buontempo, Helen Gray, Clare Meynell, Patricia Wise, Susanna Harutyunyan, Stefanie Rosin, Andrea Hemmelmayr, Daiva Šniukaitė-Adner, Maryse Arendt and Arun Gupta

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:51

    Content type: Research

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  4. In West Bengal, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 2015-16, undernutrition and anemia are particularly common among scheduled tribe women and children. The purpose of this research is to a...

    Authors: Caroline Katharina Stiller, Silvia Konstanze Ellen Golembiewski, Monika Golembiewski, Srikanta Mondal, Hans Konrad Biesalski and Veronika Scherbaum

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:50

    Content type: Research

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  5. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the circadian variation of human milk macronutrients and energy content depending upon pregnancy duration.

    Authors: Ieva Jura Paulaviciene, Arunas Liubsys, Alma Molyte, Audrone Eidukaite and Vytautas Usonis

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:49

    Content type: Research

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  6. Differences in physiotherapy intervention practices for mastitis have been shown across Australian regions and facilities and it is unknown if this is associated with physiotherapists’ definition and diagnosis...

    Authors: Emma Heron, Tanya Maselli, Adelle McArdle, Beatriz I. R. de Oliveira and Leanda McKenna

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:48

    Content type: Research

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  7. The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding for at least 4 months was previously found to be very low among Chinese immigrants in Ireland, at 5.8% (Zhou et al., Front Public Health 6:351, 2018). This study inves...

    Authors: Qianling Zhou, Haoyue Chen, Katherine M. Younger, Tanya M. Cassidy and John M. Kearney

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:47

    Content type: Research

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  8. Currently there is no published data on the inclusion of breastfeeding education within the UK medical school curriculum. This study aims to address this knowledge gap and explore students’ perceptions of thei...

    Authors: Kirsty V. Biggs, Katy J. Fidler, Natalie S. Shenker and Heather Brown

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:46

    Content type: Research

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  9. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life with well-established benefits to the mother and child. The traditional practice of the 40-day rest period helps establish and maintain exc...

    Authors: Rana F. Chehab, Lara Nasreddine, Racha Zgheib and Michele R. Forman

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:45

    Content type: Research

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  10. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. A qualitative study was conducted to assess the factors that influence the practice of exclusive breastfeeding...

    Authors: Mahat Jimale Mohamed, Sophie Ochola and Victor O. Owino

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:44

    Content type: Research

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  11. Early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months reduces infant morbidity and mortality and can positively impact on cognitive function. In Uganda, exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is recommended ...

    Authors: Joseph Rujumba, Grace Ndeezi, Victoria Nankabirwa, Mary Kwagala, Michelle Mukochi, Abdoulaye Hama Diallo, Nicolas Meda, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Thorkild Tylleskär and James Tumwine

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:43

    Content type: Research

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  12. Breastfeeding contributes to gastrointestinal microbiota colonization in early life, but its long-term impact is inconclusive. We aimed to evaluate whether the type of feeding during the first six months of li...

    Authors: Ilana Eshriqui, Heli T. Viljakainen, Sandra R. G. Ferreira, Sajan C. Raju, Elisabete Weiderpass and Rejane A. O. Figueiredo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:42

    Content type: Research

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  13. In efforts to reduce neonatal mortality, the World Health Organization (WHO) has included breastfeeding among its recommended packages of interventions. Early initiation of breastfeeding and avoidance of prela...

    Authors: Manar E. Abdel-Rahman, Asmaa El-Heneidy, Lenka Benova and Laura Oakley

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:41

    Content type: Research

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  14. The 2013 WHO guidelines for nutritional rehabilitation of hospitalized and non-hospitalized malnourished infants under six months (u6m) recommend the re-establishment of exclusive breastfeeding. However, in mo...

    Authors: Jane Kahindi, Caroline Jones, James A. Berkley and Martha Mwangome

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:40

    Content type: Research

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  15. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months, defined as no other solids or liquids besides breast milk and essential vitamins or medicines. Data about exclusive breastfeedin...

    Authors: Marie Sigstad Lande, Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg and Erik Eik Anda

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:39

    Content type: Research

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  16. Breastfeeding in public continues to be contentious with qualitative evidence confirming that women face many challenges. It is therefore important to gain understanding of not only the challenges but also wha...

    Authors: Yvonne L. Hauck, Lesley Kuliukas, Louise Gallagher, Vivienne Brady, Charlotta Dykes and Christine Rubertsson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:38

    Content type: Research

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  17. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that donor human milk is superior to artificial infant formula in situations where the baby cannot feed on the mother’s breastmilk. The purpose of this study was to ...

    Authors: Dexter T. Chagwena, Felistas Mugariri, Bhekimpilo Sithole, Steady Faith Mataga, Ruvimbo Danda, Tonderayi M. Matsungo and Charles C. Maponga

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:37

    Content type: Research

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  18. The total neonatal mortality in Tanzania remains high reaching as much as 44,900 deaths per year, particularly among low birthweight (LBW) babies. This makes Tanzania the fourth African country with the highes...

    Authors: Kyoko Tada, Yoko Shimpuku, Bruno Sunguya and Shigeko Horiuchi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:36

    Content type: Research

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  19. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors have flagged that the article contains the following errors:

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Gebretsadik Shibre and Amos Buh

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:35

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:10

  20. Interventions aimed at promoting breastfeeding rates are among the most effective possible health policies available, with an estimated return of US$35 per dollar invested. Indeed, some authors found that a 10...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Quesada, Ildefonso Méndez and Rocío Martín-Gil

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:34

    Content type: Research

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  21. Many of aspects of our lives became increasingly commercialised in post-modern society. Although breastfeeding is perhaps a late comer to this process in recent years, it too has seen significant commercialisa...

    Authors: Alison M. Taylor, Jo Alexander, Edwin van Teijlingen and Kath M. Ryan

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:33

    Content type: Research

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  22. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and total breastfeeding for at least 2 years. Despite this and multiple interventions promoting breastfeeding, early breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Aleisha M. Nabower, Elizabeth R. Lyden, Francisco J. Rodriguez and Shirley F. Delair

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:31

    Content type: Research

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  23. In addition to its health and nutritional benefits, breastfeeding can save low-income, food insecure mothers the cost of infant formula so that money can be spent on food and other necessities. Yet breastfeedi...

    Authors: Lauren M. Dinour, Elizabeth I. Rivera Rodas, Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha and Laurén A. Doamekpor

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:30

    Content type: Research

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  24. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is advocated by the WHO for the first 6 months. In Rwanda, the percentage of infants who are exclusively breastfed decreases from 94% among infants aged 0–1 month to 81% among tho...

    Authors: Jeanine Ahishakiye, Laura Bouwman, Inge D. Brouwer, Lenneke Vaandrager and Maria Koelen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:29

    Content type: Research

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  25. Human milk is the best nutrition for all infants. When the mother’s own milk is not available, the World Health Organization recommends the use of donated human milk and milk banking for neonates born prematur...

    Authors: Sarah Magowan, Kathy Burgoine, Collin Ogara, James Ditai and Melissa Gladstone

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:28

    Content type: Research

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  26. WHO guidelines recommend breastfeeding for mothers living with HIV adherent to antiretroviral therapy in countries where formula is not accessible. In Canada and the US, guidelines for mothers living with HIV ...

    Authors: J. Craig Phillips, Josephine Etowa, Jean Hannan, Egbe B. Etowa and Seye Babatunde

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:27

    Content type: Research

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  27. Lactational breast abscesses are uncommon in the puerperium but when they do develop, delays in specialist referral may occur especially in resource low settings. There is a dearth of studies regarding lactati...

    Authors: Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Theophile Nana Njamen, Henri Essome and Nicholas Tendongfor

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:26

    Content type: Research

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  28. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the global recommended nutrition for infants less than 6 months of age. The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in Ethiopia is much lower than the recommendations of World He...

    Authors: Dawit Hagos and Amare Worku Tadesse

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:25

    Content type: Research

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  29. Validated instruments to assess breastfeeding knowledge and attitude are non-existent in Africa including Ethiopia. We aimed to adapt and validate the Breastfeeding Knowledge Questionnaire (BFKQ) and the Iowa ...

    Authors: Misra Abdulahi, Atle Fretheim, Alemayehu Argaw and Jeanette H. Magnus

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:24

    Content type: Research

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  30. Evidence supports the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding, and the positive impact of the Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) on increasing breastfeeding rates and improving breastfeeding outcomes...

    Authors: Anahita Esbati, Jane Taylor, Amanda Henderson, Margaret Barnes and Lauren Kearney

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:23

    Content type: Research

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  31. The marketing practices of the breastmilk substitutes industry have been known for decades, but little is known about the influence of the baby food industry, more generally, on public health policy, research ...

    Authors: Hacer Tanrikulu, Daniela Neri, Aileen Robertson and Melissa Mialon

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:22

    Content type: Research

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  32. Biological nurturing is a neurobehavioral approach to breastfeeding support that encourages women to breastfed in a relaxed, laidback position. This approach has the potential to reduce breast problems (e.g., ...

    Authors: Mariarosa Milinco, Laura Travan, Adriano Cattaneo, Alessandra Knowles, Maria Vittoria Sola, Enrica Causin, Caterina Cortivo, Maura Degrassi, Francesca Di Tommaso, Giuseppa Verardi, Laura Dipietro, Maria Piazza, Sabrina Scolz, Martina Rossetto and Luca Ronfani

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:21

    Content type: Research

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  33. Breastfeeding, particularly exclusive breastfeeding, is essential to ensure the short- and long-term health of infants and mothers. Sub-optimal breastfeeding practices currently take place in low income countr...

    Authors: Kidane Tadesse Gebremariam, Oksana Zelenko, Znabu Hadush, Afework Mulugeta and Danielle Gallegos

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:20

    Content type: Research

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  34. Excessive weight loss in newborns is associated with neonatal complications such as jaundice and dehydration, which cause renal failure, thrombosis, hypovolemic shock, and seizures. The identification of the r...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Miyoshi, Hideyo Suenaga, Mikihiro Aoki and Shigeki Tanaka

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:19

    Content type: Research

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  35. Exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months of age is recommended by the World Health Organization as the optimal mode of infant feeding, providing adequate nutrition for the baby and protection against infectious ...

    Authors: Alison Talbert, Caroline Jones, Christine Mataza, James Alexander Berkley and Martha Mwangome

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:17

    Content type: Research

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  36. Breastfeeding provides health benefits to both women and children. The rationale behind an individual woman’s decision to breastfeed or not can depend on several factors, either independently or in combination...

    Authors: Karin Cato, Sara M. Sylvén, Helena Wahlström Henriksson and Christine Rubertsson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:16

    Content type: Research

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  37. Rapid increases in hospital and cesarean deliveries threaten an already falling exclusive breastfeeding rate (EBR) in Bangladesh. There is neither a sustained Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) nor any c...

    Authors: Iftia Jerin, Monira Akter, Khurshid Talukder, Muhammad Qudrat e Khuda Talukder and Mohammad Abdur Rahman

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:14

    Content type: Research

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  38. In China, the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months was only 20.8%. In promoting breastfeeding for newborns, a number of strategies have been initiated by Chinese government. These actions facilita...

    Authors: Xiao Xiao, Alice Yuen Loke, She-ning Zhu, Lin Gong, Hong-mei Shi and Fei-wan Ngai

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:12

    Content type: Research

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  39. Timely initiation of breastfeeding or breastfeeding within 60 min of birth has been shown to be associated with significantly lower risk of infant mortality. The World Health Organization recommends starting b...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Gebretsadik Shibre and Amos Buh

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:10

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:35

  40. A key reason for premature cessation of breastfeeding is inadequate support from healthcare providers. Most physicians and nurses do not feel confident in their ability to support families with breastfeeding i...

    Authors: Anna Sadovnikova, Samantha A. Chuisano, Kaoer Ma, Aria Grabowski, Kate P. Stanley, Katrina B. Mitchell, Anne Eglash, Jeffrey S. Plott, Ruth E. Zielinski and Olivia S. Anderson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:8

    Content type: Commentary

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  41. The health benefits of exclusive breastfeeding practices in both the short and long term accrue to breastfed infants, mothers, families and the society at large. Despite the evidence of these benefits and adop...

    Authors: Alfred Kwesi Manyeh, Alberta Amu, David Etsey Akpakli, John E. Williams and Margaret Gyapong

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:7

    Content type: Research

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  42. Employed women tend to exclusively breastfeed less than non-employed women. Early returning to work has been major reason why employed women stop exclusive breastfeeding. The aim of this study was to investiga...

    Authors: Tolossa Kebede, Kifle Woldemichael, Habtemu Jarso and Bayu Begashaw Bekele

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:6

    Content type: Research

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  43. Adequate nutrition during early childhood ensures growth and development of children and breast milk is better than any other products given to a child. However, studies on exclusive breastfeeding practice are...

    Authors: Abdiasis Jama, Hailay Gebreyesus, Tewolde Wubayehu, Tsigehana Gebregyorgis, Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin, Tesfay Berhe and Negasi Berhe

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:5

    Content type: Research

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  44. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is recommended for all infants. However, breastfeeding rates remain suboptimal; around 37% of infants are exclusively breastfed for the first six months...

    Authors: Emily L. Tuthill, Joshua D. Miller, Shalean M. Collins, Elizabeth M. Widen, Maricianah Onono and Sera L. Young

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:4

    Content type: Research

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  45. Initiation of breastfeeding immediately after birth, exclusive breastfeeding, and continuous breastfeeding for at least 2 years lower the risk of newborn deaths. This study was conducted to examine the trends ...

    Authors: Berhanu Teshome Woldeamanuel

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:3

    Content type: Research

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  46. Maternal overweight, infant feeding and early growth velocity are risk factors for obesity later in life. The first one thousand days are a window of opportunity to program health and disease. Exclusive breast...

    Authors: Fanny Aldana-Parra, Gilma Olaya and Mary Fewtrell

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  47. Breastfeeding is a critical, evidence-based intervention that addresses malnutrition, improves early childhood development outcomes, and influences long-term maternal and infant health by reducing the non-comm...

    Authors: Christina Soti-Ulberg, Amber Hromi-Fiedler, Nicola L. Hawley, Take Naseri, Analosa Manuele-Magele, John Ah-Ching and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:1

    Content type: Research

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