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  1. Breastfeeding is important for both mother and child in reducing risk of future cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it may be an effective method to improve cardio-metabolic health, particularly those who are e...

    Authors: Maleesa M. Pathirana, Prabha H. Andraweera, Emily Aldridge, Madeline Harrison, Jade Harrison, Shalem Leemaqz, Margaret A. Arstall, Gustaaf A. Dekker and Claire T. Roberts
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:35
  2. In rural China, exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) prevalence is low and hospitals often fail to attain baby-friendly feeding objectives, such as ≥ 75% of newborns exclusively breastfed from birth to discharge. Emp...

    Authors: Ann M. Weber, Yian Guo, Evelyn Zhang, Susan Gruber, Alexis Medina, Huan Zhou and Gary L. Darmstadt
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:34
  3. Early initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of life prevents neonatal and infant mortality. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Target 3.2 aims to reduce neonatal mortality and under 5 mortality g...

    Authors: Muhammed L Darboe, Angeline Jeyakumar, Salma M. A. Mansour and Shahanara Valawalkar
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:33
  4. Donated breast milk is considered beneficial to vulnerable infants. Thus, Uganda launched its first human milk bank in November 2021 to provide breast milk to preterm, low birthweight and sick babies. However,...

    Authors: Mary Gorreth Namuddu, Juliet Kiguli, Victoria Nakibuuka, Ritah Nantale and David Mukunya
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:32
  5. Employed mothers have lower rates of breastfeeding, including health workers who are supposed to be advocates for breastfeeding. These working mothers need a supportive workplace environment to breastfeed, yet...

    Authors: Clement Kubreziga Kubuga and Juliana Tindana
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:31
  6. Evidence has shown that restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively affected breastfeeding support and outcomes in hospitals in many countries. The aims of the study were to describe exclusive br...

    Authors: Rada Artzi-Medvedik, Ilaria Mariani, Emanuelle Pessa Valente, Marzia Lazzerini and Ilana Azulay Chertok
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:30
  7. Reducing the disposal of donated human milk (HM) is important for efficient management of human milk banks (HMBs). The presence of bacteria growth is the main factor that contributes to the disposal of donated...

    Authors: Kumiko Miura, Miori Tanaka, Midori Date, Mizuho Ito, Noriko Mizuno and Katsumi Mizuno
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:29
  8. In India, more than half of the newborns experience delayed breastfeeding, and non-exclusive breastfeeding is practiced in 63% of babies below the age of six months. The goal of this study is to investigate th...

    Authors: Madhurima Sharma, Abhishek Anand, Indrajit Goswami and Manas Ranjan Pradhan
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:28
  9. In Indonesia, nearly half of all children aged less than six months were not exclusively breastfed in 2017. This study aimed to compare the cost of providing direct or indirect exclusive breastfeeding 0–6 mont...

    Authors: Riki Relaksana, Adhadian Akbar, Estro Dariatno Sihaloho, Dani Ferdian and Adiatma YM Siregar
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:26
  10. This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence and determinants of breastfeeding in 2008 and 2018, respectively, in Northeast China, where health service efficiency is at the lowest national level and ...

    Authors: Qianling Zhou and Xing Lin Feng
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:25
  11. The number of breastfeeding mothers participating in a labor force to generate income has been increasing in Nepal. In this regard, the study aims to assess the survival of Under 3 children in Nepal from the m...

    Authors: Kailash Timilsina, Yothin Sawangdee, Ravi Bhandari, Sirjana Tiwari and Ashmita Adhikari
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:24
  12. Doulas have been instrumental in providing breastfeeding support to nursing mothers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they can significantly impact a mother's ability to initiate and maintain breastf...

    Authors: Monica Ochapa, Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, Sharon E. Barrett, Adeola Animasahun and Yvonne Bronner
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:23
  13. Improved breastfeeding practices have the potential to save the lives of over 823,000 children under 5 years old globally every year. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global campaign by the Wo...

    Authors: Aisling Walsh, Pieternella Pieterse, Nita Mishra, Ellen Chirwa, Maria Chikalipo, Chimwemwe Msowoya, Ciara Keating and Anne Matthews
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:22
  14. Mothers requiring the antiarrhythmic agent flecainide are often advised not to breastfeed, because of the lack of data concercing neonatal effects and flecainide plasma concentrations following maternal exposu...

    Authors: Johanna A. van der Zande, Jérôme M.J. Cornette, Jolien W. Roos-Hesselink and Robert B. Flint
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:21
  15. High-temperature short-time (HTST) pasteurization (72–75 °C, 15 s) is an alternative treatment to traditional Holder pasteurization (HoP) (62ºC, 30 min) for donor milk. HTST pasteurization guarantees the milk’...

    Authors: Diana Escuder Vieco, Jorge Arenas Vidal, Paula Rojas García, Marino J Gónzález, Nadia Raquel García Lara and Carmen Rosa Pallás Alonso
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:20
  16. Nipple adenoma is a very uncommon, benign neoplasm that involves the nipple. A palpable mass of the nipple associated with nipple discharge and erosion or ulceration is the common clinical presentation. Genera...

    Authors: Francesca Combi, Enza Palma, Giulia Montorsi, Anna Gambini, Silvia Segattini, Simona Papi, Alessia Andreotti and Giovanni Tazzioli
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:19
  17. Evidence suggests that forced migration and refugee status may adversely impact mothers’ breastfeeding choices. Furthermore, suboptimal breastfeeding practices have been reported among vulnerable populations i...

    Authors: Christine N. Walters, Hasina Rakotomanana, Joel J. Komakech, Margaret Kabahenda, Jillian M. Joyce, Deana A. Hildebrand, Lucia Ciciolla and Barbara J. Stoecker
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:18
  18. Globally, there has been a decline in breastfeeding rates. This has resulted in increased infant mortality due to infectious diseases and inappropriate feeding practices. The aggressive marketing of breastmilk...

    Authors: Sukoluhle Pilime and Sara Jewett
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:17
  19. Birthing people with pre-pregnancy body mass indices (BMIs) ≥ 25 kg/m2, particularly those without prior breastfeeding experience, are at increased risk for suboptimal lactation outcomes. Antenatal milk expressio...

    Authors: Jill R. Demirci, Melissa Glasser, Debra L. Bogen, Susan M. Sereika, Dianxu Ren, Kristin Ray, Lisa M. Bodnar, Therese A. O’Sullivan and Katherine Himes
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:16
  20. Little is known about women’s experience of care and views on early breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway.

    Authors: Eline Skirnisdottir Vik, Sigrun Kongslien, Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg, Ilaria Mariani, Emanuelle Pessa Valente, Benedetta Covi and Marzia Lazzerini
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:15
  21. The 2019/2020 Australian landscape fires (bushfires) resulted in prolonged extreme air pollution; little is known about the effects on breastfeeding women and their infants. This study aimed to examine the imp...

    Authors: Tesfalidet Beyene, Graeme R. Zosky, Peter G. Gibson, Vanessa M. McDonald, Elizabeth G. Holliday, Jay C. Horvat, Anne E. Vertigan, Joe Van Buskirk, Geoffrey G. Morgan, Edward Jegasothy, Ivan Hanigan, Vanessa E. Murphy and Megan E. Jensen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:13
  22. Authors: Catherine Pereira-Kotze, Alison Feeley, Tanya Doherty and Mieke Faber
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:12

    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:9

  23. Domperidone is one of the most commonly utilised pharmacological galactagogues, with evidence of increasing use in clinical practice. However, the use of domperidone as a galactagogue remains controversial, wi...

    Authors: Grace M. McBride, Robyn Stevenson, Gabbie Zizzo, Alice R. Rumbold, Lisa H. Amir, Amy Keir and Luke E. Grzeskowiak
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:11
  24. Turkey hosts the highest number of refugees in the World including 65% of Syrian refugees who reside in Turkey. Mothers and children were the most negatively affected among the Syrian refugees who had to migra...

    Authors: Siddika Songül Yalcin, Esin Aydin Aksoy, Suzan Yalcin and Mehmet Ali Eryurt
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:10
  25. Recommended breastfeeding practices contribute to improved health of infants, young children, and mothers. Access to comprehensive maternity protection would enable working women to breastfeed for longer. Wome...

    Authors: Catherine Pereira-Kotze, Alison Feeley, Tanya Doherty and Mieke Faber
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:9

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:12

  26. Exclusive breastfeeding to six months of age is a major global public health priority. Several characteristics are known to be associated with early cessation of breastfeeding, however, limited evidence exists...

    Authors: Renee Reynolds, Melanie Kingsland, Justine Daly, Milly Licata, Belinda Tully, Emma Doherty, Eva Farragher, Clare Desmet, Christophe Lecathelinais, Julianne McKie, Melanie Williams, John Wiggers and Jenna Hollis
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:8
  27. Breastfeeding should begin as soon as possible after birth and continue exclusively to 6 months of age. In Vietnam, as in many other countries, breastfeeding is decreasing because of modern lifestyles and the ...

    Authors: Thi Thuy Duong Doan, Trung Chuyen Tran, Ngoc Minh Pham, Yun Zhao, Thi Phuong Hoa Dinh, Nguyen Xuan Hoai, Andy Lee, Colin Binns and Thi Thu Ha Bui
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:7
  28. Despite strong evidence about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, that is the baby receiving only breast milk, no other foods or liquids, rates have remained relatively unchanged over the past two decades...

    Authors: Roopa M Bellad, Niranjana S Mahantshetti, Umesh S Charantimath, Tony Ma, Yukiko Washio, Vanessa L Short, Katie Chang, Parth Lalakia, Frances J Jaeger, Patricia J Kelly, Geetanjali Mungarwadi, Chandrashekar C Karadiguddi, Shivaprasad S Goudar and Richard J Derman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:6
  29. Approximately 80% of births in Taiwan occurred in Baby-Friendly accredited facilities, although the trend of exclusively breastfeeding infants until 6 months of age has stagnated in the last ten years. To guid...

    Authors: Yu-Wen Wang and Ying-Ju Chang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:5
  30. Conflicting advice and non-evidence-based recommendations have a negative effect on breastfeeding. Since 2011, the National Food Agency in Sweden has informed parents that they can introduce tiny tastings (1 mL o...

    Authors: Jenny Stern, Eva-Lotta Funkquist and Maria Grandahl
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:4
  31. Our main objective was to determine the evolution of IgG and IgA antibodies directed against SARS-CoV-2 protein S in the blood of lactating women and in breast milk.

    Authors: Carolina Lechosa-Muñiz, María Paz-Zulueta, Juan Irure-Ventura, Jose Manuel Mendez-Legaza, Rocío Cuesta González, Inés Gómez-Acebo, Marcos López-Hoyos, Javier Llorca and María Jesús Cabero-Pérez
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:3
  32. Exclusive breastfeeding remains sub-optimal in low-income countries contributing to infant mortality. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions, delivered through personal mobile phones, to improve exclusive breas...

    Authors: Kidane Tadesse Gebremariam, Afework Mulugeta and Danielle Gallegos
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:2
  33. Almost half of all pregnant women in the United States gain weight above Institute of Medicine gestational weight gain guidelines. Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce weight retention in the first year post...

    Authors: Saralyn F. Foster, Christian Vazquez, Catherine Cubbin, Amy R. Nichols, Rachel R. Rickman and Elizabeth M. Widen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:1
  34. Human milk is important for the health and development of preterm infants. China’s neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) have adopted the management system of maternal–infant separation. Human milk received an...

    Authors: Rui Yang, Danqi Chen, Hua Wang and Xinfen Xu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:95
  35. Parental stress in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) is well known, as is the stress induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. This combination might increase stress to the extent of affecting the availability of m...

    Authors: Ilia Bresesti, Laura Morlacchi, Caterina Cazzaniga, Camilla Sangiorgio, Lorenza Bertù, Maria Elena Bolis, Angela Bossi and Massimo Agosti
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:94
  36. Estimates by the World Health Organization indicate that over 800,000 global neonatal deaths each year are attributed to deviations from recommended best practices in infant feeding. Identifying factors promot...

    Authors: Marina Magalhães, Amanda Ojeda, Karah Mechlowitz, Kaitlin Brittain, Jenna Daniel, Kedir Teji Roba, Jemal Yousuf Hassen, Mark J. Manary, Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, Arie H. Havelaar and Sarah L. McKune
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:93
  37. Nutritional support influences the growth and development of late preterm infants (LPIs) and their long-term health status. However, healthy LPIs have a shorter hospital stay and may not receive adequate care ...

    Authors: Izumi Sato, Masumi Imura and Yohei Kawasaki
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:92
  38. With mobile technologies becoming more advanced and accessible, mobile health (mHealth) has been incorporated in delivering timely and convenient breastfeeding support. However, its feasibility and potential e...

    Authors: Heidi S. L. Fan, M. Y. Ho, Rachel W. T. Ko, Jojo Y. Y. Kwok, P. H. Chau, Janet Y. H. Wong, M. P. Wang and Kris Y. W. Lok
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:91
  39. To date, 40 Human Milk Banks (HMB) have been established in Italy; however, recent cost analysis data for operating an HMB in Italy are not available in the literature.

    Authors: Guglielmo Salvatori, Domenico Umberto De Rose, Maria Clemente, Cristina Gentili, Giovanni Paride Verardi, Patrizia Amadio, Maria Paola Reposi, Pietro Bagolan and Andrea Dotta
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:90
  40. HIV and sub-optimal infant feeding practices remain important threats to child growth, development, and survival in low- and middle-income countries. To our knowledge, few studies have explored health service ...

    Authors: Duduzile Faith Nsibande, Vuyolwethu Magasana, Wanga Zembe, Gurpreet Kindra, Mary Mogashoa, Ameena Goga and Vundli Ramokolo
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:89
  41. Unilateral cleft lip and / or palate (UCL/P) is one of the most common congenital craniofacial differences. The objective of this study was to describe the maternal perception of breastfeeding in children with...

    Authors: Cerón-Zapata Ana María, Martínez-Delgado Cecilia María and Calderón-Higuita Gloria Emilia
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:88
  42. The World Health Organization recommends that babies should receive exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for six months, and mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed until their infant is aged two years or older. T...

    Authors: Paveewan Jiravisitkul, Saraiorn Thonginnetra, Naruporn Kasemlawan and Thitiphong Suntharayuth
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:87
  43. Lactation support resources are less likely to be located in close proximity to where Black families live and there is a systemic racist health care belief that Black women prefer bottle feeding (with infant f...

    Authors: Emiliane Lemos Pereira, Paul A. Estabrooks, Alejandro Arjona, Wyconda Cotton-Curtis, Judith C. P. Lin, Carrie L. Saetermoe and Kacie C. A. Blackman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:86
  44. WHO recommends donor milk as the next best choice if Mothers’ own milk (MOM) is unavailable. At our milk bank, during the COVID 19 pandemic, we observed a steep decline in the collection of donor milk, while P...

    Authors: Maheshwar Bhasin, Sushma Nangia, Gunjana Kumar, Abha Parihar and Srishti Goel
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:85
  45. The in-hospital stay following childbirth is a critical time for education and support of new mothers to establish breastfeeding. The WHO/UNICEF ‘Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (Ten Steps)’ was launched...

    Authors: Andini Pramono, Julie Smith, Siobhan Bourke and Jane Desborough
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:84
  46. Exclusive breastfeeding is the optimal infant nutrition, providing infants immunoprotection against many diseases including SARS-CoV-2 infection. Restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic may have negatively a...

    Authors: Ilana Azulay Chertok, Rada Artzi-Medvedik, Maryse Arendt, Emma Sacks, Marina Ruxandra Otelea, Carina Rodrigues, Raquel Costa, Karolina Linden, Mehreen Zaigham, Helen Elden, Daniela Drandic, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Céline Miani, Emanuelle Pessa Valente, Benedetta Covi, Marzia Lazzerini…
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:83
  47. The impact of breastfeeding on childhood obesity has long been under debate, with most research showing significant association, and others showing weak or no association between breastfeeding and childhood ob...

    Authors: Weiqin Li, Jiarong Yuan, Leishen Wang, Yijuan Qiao, Enqing Liu, Shuo Wang and Junhong Leng
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:82
  48. Cesarean birth is associated with a higher prevalence of delayed onset of lactogenesis II (DOLII) than vaginal birth. DOLII refers to the delayed initiation of copious milk production beyond 72 h after birth. ...

    Authors: Weining Lian, Juan Ding, Tiantian Xiong, Jiandi Liuding and LinTao Nie
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:81

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