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  1. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life. However, the proportion of EBF in Ethiopia is 58%. The EBF practice and factors affecting it have ...

    Authors: Bethlihem Adugna, Henok Tadele, Fekadu Reta and Yifru Berhan

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:45

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  2. Content type: Review

    Timely initiation of breastfeeding is defined as putting the newborn to the breast within 1 h of birth. In Ethiopia, different studies have been conducted to assess the prevalence of timely initiation of breas...

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Getiye Dejenu, Getachew Mullu, Nurilign Abebe, Tenaw Gualu and Setegn Eshetie

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:44

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  3. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life is the most important determinant of child health and development, and is the recommended feeding practice for all mothers. However, EBF rates rem...

    Authors: Ngcwalisa Amanda Jama, Aurene Wilford, Zandile Masango, Lyn Haskins, Anna Coutsoudis, Lenore Spies and Christiane Horwood

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:43

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  4. Content type: Research

    Despite evidences indicating the superiority of breastfeeding and recent advances in the indicators of breastfeeding in Brazil, exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) during the first six months after birth continues t...

    Authors: Mariana Moraes de Oliveira and José Simon Camelo Jr

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:42

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  5. Content type: Research

    Most child deaths are preventable and caused by behaviorally modifiable factors. By promoting optimal breastfeeding, we can reduce neonatal and child mortality risks by 45%. This paper provides new family and ...

    Authors: Naoko Horii, James Allman, Yves Martin-Prével and Dominique Waltisperger

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:41

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  6. Content type: Research

    Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices during the first two years of life are important for the growth and development of a child. The aim of this study was to assess IYCF practices and its associated...

    Authors: Gul Nawaz Khan, Shabina Ariff, Ubaidullah Khan, Atif Habib, Muhammad Umer, Zamir Suhag, Imtiaz Hussain, Zaid Bhatti, Asmat Ullah, Ali Turab, Ali Ahmad Khan, Alba Cecilia Garzon, Mohammad Imran Khan and Sajid Soofi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:40

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  7. Content type: Research

    Breastfeeding has short-term and long-term benefits for both the infant and the mother. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of breastfeeding initiation among women in South Western Sydney...

    Authors: Amit Arora, Narendar Manohar, Andrew Hayen, Sameer Bhole, John Eastwood, Steven Levy and Jane Anne Scott

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:39

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  8. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) during infancy is fundamental, however it is not fully practiced in the nomadic population of Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, there is still a lack of information on the implementation of ...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Wondwoson Woldu and Bikes Destaw Bitew

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:38

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  9. Content type: Research

    Grandmothers are important to successful breastfeeding because their knowledge, attitudes and experiences influence adolescent mothers’ decision to initiate and to continue breastfeeding. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Wilasinee Bootsri and Surasak Taneepanichskul

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:37

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  10. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) to six months is one of the World Health Organization’s (WHOs) infant and young child feeding (IYCF) core indicators. Single 24 h recall method is currently in use to measure excl...

    Authors: Esete Habtemariam Fenta, Robel Yirgu, Bilal Shikur and Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:36

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  11. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends six months of exclusive breastfeeding. Despite documented health, social and economic benefits, the practice of exclusive breastfeeding is quite low and informati...

    Authors: Vasanthakumar Velusamy, Prasanna S. Premkumar and Gagandeep Kang

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:35

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  12. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study is to examine the effects of macro-level factors – welfare state policies and public health initiatives – on breastfeeding initiation among eighteen high-income countries.

    Authors: Amanda Marie Lubold

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:34

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    The physiological and psychological signalling between mother and infant during lactation is one of the prominent mother-infant factors that may influence breastfeeding outcomes. The infant can ‘signal’ his ne...

    Authors: N.H. M. Shukri, J. Wells, F. Mukhtar, M.H.S. Lee and M. Fewtrell

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:33

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  14. Content type: Research

    Although breastfeeding is expected to reduce the incidence of diabetes in women with gestational diabetes, the effect has not been clearly confirmed. We examined whether or not high-intensity breastfeeding red...

    Authors: Ichiro Yasuhi, Tomoko Soda, Hiroshi Yamashita, Atsuko Urakawa, Mihoko Izumi, Yukari Kugishima and Yasushi Umezaki

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:32

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  15. Content type: Research

    Infant feeding in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) poses unique challenges to mothers and healthcare workers in balancing the perceived risks of HIV transmission and nutritional requirements. ...

    Authors: Helen M. Nabwera, Joyline Jepkosgei, Kelly W. Muraya, Amin S. Hassan, Catherine S. Molyneux, Rehema Ali, Andrew M. Prentice, James A. Berkley and Martha K. Mwangome

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:31

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  16. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding infants only breast milk, be it directly from breast or expressed, except drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, mineral supplements or medicine. Exclusive breast...

    Authors: Melkamu Tamir Hunegnaw, Lemma Derseh Gezie and Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:30

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  17. Content type: Research

    Under-nutrition is a public health problem in Myanmar. Despite current efforts, the exclusive breastfeeding rate (EBF) for children under six months is only 24%. Intention to breastfeed is a strong predictor f...

    Authors: Myat Pan Hmone, Mu Li, Kingsley Agho, Ashraful Alam and Michael J. Dibley

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:29

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  18. Content type: Research

    Exploring the psychological reactions of breastfeeding mothers living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is an important step which may improve guidelines for counselling. The purpose of this study was to...

    Authors: Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong, Florence Naab and Adzo Kwashie

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:28

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  19. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding an infant breast milk only, for the first six months. In Ethiopia, more than half of infants do not receive exclusive breastfeeding. Workplace barriers contribute ...

    Authors: Dawit Alemayehu Chekol, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw and Yayehirad Alemu Melsew

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:27

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  20. Content type: Research

    Adequate nutrition during infancy and early childhood is essential to ensure the health, growth and development of children. However, infant feeding practice is suboptimal in Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia. The slum...

    Authors: Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Tadese Ejigu Tafere and Dereje Berhanu Abitew

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:26

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  21. Content type: Research

    Delaying the start of breastfeeding and giving prelacteal feeding leads to a significant increase in neonatal and infant deaths, particularly in a resource limited countries, like Ethiopia. Therefore, this stu...

    Authors: Terefe Derso, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Amare Tariku, Nigusie Birhan Tebeje, Zemichael Gizaw, Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Alemayehu Shimeka, Yigzaw Kebede, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Mezgebu Yitayal, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Mamo Wubeshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Melkamu Birku, Abel Fekadu, Geta Asrade…

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:25

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  22. Content type: Research

    Diarrhea is a serious public health problem in Ethiopia. It is responsible for 24–30% of all infant deaths and there is a lack of evidence on the health burdens among the nomadic people. This study was therefo...

    Authors: Zemichael Gizaw, Wondwoson Woldu and Bikes Destaw Bitew

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:24

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  23. Content type: Research

    The promotion and maintenance of breastfeeding with late preterm infants (LPIs) remain under examined topics of study. This dearth of research knowledge, especially for this population at-risk for various heal...

    Authors: Aliyah Dosani, Jena Hemraj, Shahirose S. Premji, Genevieve Currie, Sandra M. Reilly, Abhay K. Lodha, Marilyn Young and Marc Hall

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:23

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  24. Content type: Research

    HIV-1 transmission rates have been reduced over the last decade, an estimated 2 million new infections per year arise, including 220,000 paediatric cases. The main post-natal HIV exposure is through breastfeed...

    Authors: Eric N. Somé, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Nicolas Nagot, Nicolas Meda, Carl Lombard, Roselyne Vallo, Marianne Peries, Chipepo Kankasa, James K. Tumwine, G. Justus Hofmeyr, Mandisa Singata, Kim Harper, Philippe Van De Perre and Thorkild Tylleskar

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:22

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  25. Content type: Research

    Globally, exclusive breastfeeding prevents 1.3 million child deaths and has an added benefit for people living with the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) by preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Ho...

    Authors: Haregeweyin Genetu, Melaku Kindie Yenit and Amare Tariku

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:21

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  26. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding is giving only breast milk to an infant from birth up to six months of age, with the exception of medications and vitamins. For the first six months of life, breast milk alone is the id...

    Authors: Abebaw Wasie Kasahun, Wako Golicha Wako, Meron Worku Gebere and Gebremariam Hailemichael Neima

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:20

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  27. Content type: Research

    Despite increased awareness of the adverse health effects of vitamin D deficiency, only a few studies have evaluated the vitamin D status (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OHD)]) of breastfeeding women and up to now, n...

    Authors: Sandra Gellert, Alexander Ströhle and Andreas Hahn

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:19

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  28. Content type: Research

    Thalassemia major or Cooley’s anemia is the most severe form of beta thalassemia in which the complete lack of beta protein in the hemoglobin causes a life-threatening anemia requiring regular blood transfusio...

    Authors: Usama Roshdy El Safy, Manar Mohamed Fathy, Tamer Hasan Hassan, Marwa Zakaria, Mohamed Abdel Kader Al Malky, Mohamed Arafa, Hany El Sayed, Ashgan Al Ghobashy, Boshra Zaho, Attia Abdel Wahab and Mohamed Hosam Mourad

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:18

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  29. Content type: Research

    South Africa has a history of low breastfeeding rates among women with and without Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In this study, we assessed infant feeding knowledge, perceptions and practices among pregn...

    Authors: Coceka N. Mnyani, Carol L. Tait, Jean Armstrong, Duane Blaauw, Matthew F. Chersich, Eckhart J Buchmann, Remco P. H. Peters and James A McIntyre

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:17

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  30. Content type: Research

    Optimal breastfeeding has benefits for the mother-infant dyads. This study investigated the prevalence and determinants of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in the early postnatal period in a cultural...

    Authors: Felix A. Ogbo, John Eastwood, Andrew Page, Amit Arora, Anne McKenzie, Bin Jalaludin, Elaine Tennant, Erin Miller, Jane Kohlhoff, Justine Noble, Karina Chaves, Jennifer M. Jones, John Smoleniec, Paul Chay, Bronwyn Smith, Ju-Lee Oei…

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:16

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  31. Content type: Research

    Despite the benefits of breastfeeding for both infant and mother, rates in the United States remain below Healthy People 2020 breastfeeding objectives. This paper describes breastfeeding outcomes of the Delta ...

    Authors: Jessica L. Thomson, Lisa M. Tussing-Humphreys, Melissa H. Goodman, Alicia S. Landry and Sarah E. Olender

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:15

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  32. Content type: Review

    Breastfeeding provides numerous health benefits for mothers and infants, but worldwide breastfeeding rates fall below recommendations. As part of efforts to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration, the ...

    Authors: Nicola Singletary, Ellen Chetwynd, L. Suzanne Goodell and April Fogleman

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:14

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  33. Content type: Research

    The challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) have been examined in many parts of the world. Considering the socio-cultural dynamics and the few research studies in Ghana, the factors that hin...

    Authors: Abigail Kusi-Amponsah Diji, Victoria Bam, Ernest Asante, Alberta Yemotsoo Lomotey, Samuel Yeboah and Haim Acquah Owusu

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:13

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  34. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding means babies are given only breast milk and nothing else: no other milk, food, drink, not even water for one day (24 hrs) before the survey was conducted. It prevents 13% of childhood m...

    Authors: Tilahun Tewabe, Alemnesh Mandesh, Tenaw Gualu, Girma Alem, Getnet Mekuria and Haymanot Zeleke

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:12

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  35. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:11

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  36. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:9

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  37. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:6

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  38. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:8

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  39. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:7

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  40. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:5

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  41. Content type: Research

    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-...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:3

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  42. Content type: Research

    The role of childcare workers at registered nurseries in supporting exclusive breastfeeding practice is important, as many newborn babies are placed in nurseries during working hours. To increase exclusive bre...

    Authors: Mohd Azri Mohd Suan, Azrina Ayob and Maheran Rodzali

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:2

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  43. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:1

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  44. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Ayele Lenja, Tsegaye Demissie, Bereket Yohannes and Mulugeta Yohannis

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:32

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  45. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:31

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  46. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:30

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  47. Content type: Research

    Infant feeding recommendations are of health importance, yet the extent to which migrant communities in low- and middle-income countries know or implement these recommendations is poorly understood. This study...

    Authors: Jo Hunter-Adams, Landon Myer and Hanna-Andrea Rother

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:29

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  48. Content type: Meeting abstracts

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

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11(Suppl 1):26

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