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  1. Research

    Predictors of appropriate breastfeeding knowledge among pregnant women in Moshi Urban, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

    Knowledge on infant feeding among pregnant women is essential when promoting optimal breastfeeding practices. This study aimed to assess the knowledge of women on optimal breastfeeding during pregnancy and ass...

    Tamara H. Hashim, Melina Mgongo, Johnson Katanga, Jacqueline G. Uriyo, Damian J. Damian, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Margareta Wandel and Sia E. Msuya

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:11

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  2. Research

    Have policy responses in Nigeria resulted in improvements in infant and young child feeding practices in Nigeria?

    Nigeria initiated a range of programs and policies (from 1992 to 2005) to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. However, the prevalence of children fed in accordance with IYCF recommendation...

    Felix A. Ogbo, Andrew Page, John Idoko, Fernanda Claudio and Kingsley E. Agho

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:9

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  3. Review

    Education and training of healthcare staff in the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to work effectively with breastfeeding women: a systematic review

    Current evidence suggests that women need effective support to breastfeed, but many healthcare staff lack the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills. There is therefore a need for breastfeeding education an...

    Anna Gavine, Steve MacGillivray, Mary J. Renfrew, Lindsay Siebelt, Haggi Haggi and Alison McFadden

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:6

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  4. Research

    Breast milk DHA levels may increase after informing women: a community-based cohort study from South Dakota USA

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid found in breast milk, has many health benefits for both mother and baby. A 2007 meta-analysis found U.S. women had breast milk DHA levels (0.20% of total fatty...

    Brian A. Juber, Kristina Harris Jackson, Kristopher B. Johnson, William S. Harris and Michelle L. Baack

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:7

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  5. Research

    Infant feeding practices in the Saharawi refugee camps Algeria, a cross-sectional study among children from birth to six months of age

    Appropriate breastfeeding and infant feeding practices are crucial to a child’s growth and development. The objective of this paper is to describe breastfeeding and general feeding practices and the nutrition ...

    Inger Aakre, Anne Marie Lilleengen, Marie Lerseth Aarsand, Tor A. Strand, Ingrid Barikmo and Sigrun Henjum

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:8

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  6. Research

    Sociocultural factors influencing breastfeeding practices in two slums in Nairobi, Kenya

    Despite numerous interventions promoting optimal breastfeeding practices in Kenya, pockets of suboptimal breastfeeding practices are documented in Kenya’s urban slums. This paper describes cultural and social ...

    Milka Wanjohi, Paula Griffiths, Frederick Wekesah, Peter Muriuki, Nelson Muhia, Rachel N. Musoke, Hillary N. Fouts, Nyovani J. Madise and Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:5

    Published on: 11 January 2017

  7. Research

    Early initiation of breastfeeding among mothers of children under the age of 24 months in Southern Ethiopia

    The early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF), or timely initiation of breastfeeding, is the proportion of children put to the breast within one hour of birth. It is an important strategy for reducing perinatal...

    Misrak Getnet Beyene, Nigatu Regassa Geda, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold and Zuriash Mengistu Assen

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  8. Research

    Breastfeeding motivation in Pomerania: Survey of neonates in Pomerania (SNiP-Study)

    The Nationale Stillkommission was founded in Germany in 1994 to increase the acceptance of breastfeeding as the primary means of infant nutrition. Scientific studies like “Stillen und Säuglingsernährung (SuSe-...

    Anja Lange, Anke Nautsch, Kerstin Weitmann, Till Ittermann and Matthias Heckmann

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:3

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  9. Research

    Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding practice to infants aged less than six months in Offa district, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    World Health Organization (WHO) recommends timely initiation of breastfeeding after birth and only feeding breast milk to infants during the first 6 months of life. It was estimated that exclusive breastfeedin...

    Ayele Lenja, Tsegaye Demissie, Bereket Yohannes and Mulugeta Yohannis

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:32

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  10. Research

    Early newborn ritual foods correlate with delayed breastfeeding initiation in rural Bangladesh

    Early and exclusive breastfeeding may improve neonatal survival in low resource settings, but suboptimal breastfeeding still exists in areas with high infant mortality. Prelacteal feeding, the practice of givi...

    Maria E. Sundaram, Hasmot Ali, Sucheta Mehra, Abu Ahmed Shamim, Barkat Ullah, Mahbubur Rashid, Saijuddin Shaikh, Parul Christian, Rolf D. W. Klemm, Keith P. West Jr and Alain Labrique

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:31

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  11. Research

    Intervention based on BASNEF model increases exclusive breastfeeding in preterm infants in Iran: a randomized controlled trial

    The objective of this study is to determine the effect of a consultation model, Beliefs, Attitudes, Subjective Norms and Enabling Factors (BASNEF), and the counselling steps using GATHER-Greet clients, Ask cli...

    Sheler Ahmadi, Farideh Kazemi, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Parisa Parsa and Ghodratollah Roshanaei

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:30

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  12. Meeting abstracts

    Selected abstracts from the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference 2016

    A1. Infant feeding and poverty: a public health perspective in a global context

    Lisa H. Amir, Alessandra Bazzano, Shelley Thibeau, Katherine P. Theall, Anna Blair, Karin Cadwell, Emily A. Bronson, Elizabeth C. Brooks, Jodine Chase, Ellen Chetwynd, Rebecca Costello, Kathryn Wouk, Lindsey Dermid-Gray, Stephanie Devane-Johnson, Cheryl Woods Giscombe, Miriam Labbok…

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11(Suppl 1):26

    Published on: 10 October 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  13. Research

    Prevalence of timely breastfeeding initiation and associated factors in Dembecha district, North West Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    Early initiation of breastfeeding is a simple and cost effective intervention to advance the health of mothers and newborn babies. A large number of neonatal deaths could be prevented if infants were breastfed...

    Abebe Bimerew, Muluken Teshome and Getachew Mullu Kassa

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:28

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  14. Research

    Prevalence and associated factors of timely initiation of breastfeeding among mothers at Debre Berhan town, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    Timely initiation of breastfeeding is defined as putting the newborn to breast within one hour of birth. It serves as the starting point for continuum of care for the newborn health and development. In Ethiopi...

    Getachew Tilahun, Getu Degu, Telake Azale and Askal Tigabu

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:27

    Published on: 3 October 2016

  15. Research

    Prevalence and associated factors of non-exclusive breastfeeding of infants during the first six months in rural area of Sorro District, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    Despite the importance of exclusive breastfeeding, a wide number of mothers practice non-exclusive breastfeeding in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study aimed to identify prevalence and factors associated with non-...

    Tegegn Tadesse, Firehiwot Mesfin and Tefera Chane

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:25

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  16. Research

    Employers’ perspective of workplace breastfeeding support in Karachi, Pakistan: a cross-sectional study

    Breastfeeding is considered to be an important measure to achieve optimum health outcomes for children, women’s return to work has frequently been found to be a main contributor to the early discontinuation of...

    Jamil Ahmed Soomro, Zeeshan Noor Shaikh, Tennegedara Buhary Saheer and Suhail Ahmed Bijarani

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:24

    Published on: 6 September 2016

  17. Commentary

    Probiotics and mastitis: evidence-based marketing?

    Probiotics are defined as live micro-organisms, which when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits on the host. Scientists have isolated various strains of Lactobacilli from human milk (such as L...

    Lisa H. Amir, Laura Griffin, Meabh Cullinane and Suzanne M. Garland

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:19

    Published on: 21 July 2016

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