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  1. The health workers in Jiaxing of China have established maternal health WeChat groups for maternal health education and management since 2019. Pregnant women in Jiaxing are invited to join the WeChat groups an...

    Authors: Chun-Yan Fu, Xue-Juan Tang, Ling-Pei Pan, Hai-Ying Jin, Juan-Feng Yao and Li-Zhong Wang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:80
  2. The 2013 WHO guidelines for nutritional rehabilitation of malnourished infants under six months (u6m) focus on inpatient re-establishment of exclusive breastfeeding and recommends discharge when infant is gain...

    Authors: Martha Mwangome, Nicole Feune de Colombi, Sophie Chabeda, Edward Mumbo, Julie Jemutai, Benjamin Tsofa, Jacinta Nzinga and Caroline Jones
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:79
  3. Research on the association between breastfeeding and postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is sparse. This study aimed to examine the association between exclusive breastfeeding up to 42 days after...

    Authors: Jingfen Chen, Xiaolu Lai, Lepeng Zhou, Ravi Retnakaran, Shi Wu Wen, Daniel Krewski, Liping Huang, Meng Li and Ri-hua Xie
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:78
  4. Infant feeding practices are rapidly changing within rural areas in Mexico, including indigenous communities. The aim of this study was to compare infant feeding recommendations between grandmothers and health...

    Authors: Paulina Luna, Nerli Paredes-Ruvalcaba, Tania Valdes, Barbara Guerrero, Angélica García-Martínez, Rafael Pérez Escamilla and Diana Bueno-Gutiérrez
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:77
  5. Exclusive breastfeeding is an essential need for mothers and newborn babies, but cultural practices and employment demands significantly influence feeding practices. The association between neonatal intensive ...

    Authors: Brijroy Viswanathan, Rajai El Bedaywi, Ahmed Tomerak, Sarfrazul Abedin and Prem Chandra
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:76
  6. Human milk banks (HMB) play an essential role by providing human milk to infants who would otherwise not be able to receive mother’s milk. There is currently no donor milk bank in Turkey. For any new health in...

    Authors: Ceren Varer Akpinar, Aliye Mandiracioglu, Safiye Ozvurmaz, Filiz Adana, Nazife Koc and Fatma Kurt
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:74
  7. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for six months is recommended as one of the most important ways to support child health and survival, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, breastfeeding women encou...

    Authors: Sasitara Nuampa, Ameporn Ratinthorn, Crystal L. Patil, Kornkanok Kuesakul, Sudhathai Prasong and Metpapha Sudphet
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:73
  8. Cyclosporine is widely used for immunosuppressive treatment of various systematic and local autoimmune diseases. Breastfeeding is conventionally contraindicated when treating with cyclosporine due to its excre...

    Authors: Ruizhe Li, Chuan Zhang, Hongjing Wang and Yunfei An
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:72
  9. Listening to music can reduce or manage stress, fatigue, and accompanying symptoms in mothers. Music increases oxytocin secretion which affects breast milk. This study aimed to examine the effect of lullaby on...

    Authors: Somayeh SefidHaji, Parvin Aziznejadroshan, Mohsen Haghshenas Mojaveri, Hossein-Ali Nikbakht, Durdi Qujeq and Seyedeh Roghieh Jafarian Amiri
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:71
  10. Research shows that elementary and secondary school children have considered infant feeding choices for when they become parents and are interested in learning about breastfeeding in school. Despite recommenda...

    Authors: Nicola Singletary, Jackie Bruce, L. Suzanne Goodell and April Fogleman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:70
  11. Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is a rich and valuable part of the process of planning, designing, carrying out and disseminating research. It is important to communicate PPI findings in detail so that th...

    Authors: Ilana Levene, Fiona Alderdice, Beth McCleverty, Frances O’Brien, Mary Fewtrell and Maria A. Quigley
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:69
  12. Twins and late preterm (LPT) infants are at an increased risk of being breastfed to a lesser extent than term singletons. This study aimed to describe the initiation and duration of any and exclusive breastfee...

    Authors: Rakel B. Jonsdottir, Renée Flacking and Helga Jonsdottir
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:68
  13. Despite extensive benefits and high intentions, few mothers breastfeed exclusively for the recommended duration. Maternal mental health is an important underlying factor associated with barriers and reduced ra...

    Authors: Lacey Pezley, Kate Cares, Jennifer Duffecy, Mary Dawn Koenig, Pauline Maki, Angela Odoms-Young, Margaret H. Clark Withington, Manoela Lima Oliveira, Bernardo Loiacono, Jilian Prough, Lisa Tussing-Humphreys and Joanna Buscemi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:67
  14. Childbirth and lactation are intricate processes, involving several hormones, the most important of which are prolactin (a protein hormone) and cortisol (one of the glucocorticoids). The early postpartum perio...

    Authors: Katarzyna Maria Wszołek, Karolina Chmaj-Wierzchowska, Małgorzata Pięt, Agata Tarka, Marek Chuchracki, Błażej Męczekalski and Maciej Wilczak
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:66
  15. Human milk banks (HMBs) are essential facilities for the selection, collection, testing, transportation,storage, and distribution of DHM for special medical needs. The aim of this analysis was to analyze the o...

    Authors: Hu Xiaoshan, Chu Xue, Zhang Jun, Liu Feng, Chen Xiaohui, Yu Zhangbin and Han Shuping
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:65
  16. Baby food marketing undermines breastfeeding by influencing women’s attitudes and decision-making favourably toward commercial baby food. This study aimed to explore the effects of various baby food marketing ...

    Authors: Nisachol Cetthakrikul, Matthew Kelly, Phillip Baker, Cathy Banwell and Julie Smith
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:64
  17. Early initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of birth and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life are beneficial for child survival and long-term health. Yet breastfeeding rat...

    Authors: Udochisom C. Anaba, Emily White Johansson, Dele Abegunde, Gloria Adoyi, Olayinka Umar-Farouk, Shittu Abdu-Aguye, Paul C. Hewett and Paul L. Hutchinson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:63

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  18. The guidelines of all leading professional organizations recommend providing adequate support and education regarding breastfeeding; yet many mothers feel that they receive inadequate information from their he...

    Authors: Elia Blitman, Aya Biderman, Ilan Yehoshua and Limor Adler
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:62
  19. Since March 2020, the world has been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. One group particularly affected were mothers of newborns. The Israeli government imposed three lockdowns, with the first from 14 March to...

    Authors: Moran Blaychfeld Magnazi, Gaya Sartena, Michal Goldberg, Deena Zimmerman, Einat Ophir, Ravit Baruch, Rebecca Goldsmith and Ronit Endevelt
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:61
  20. The importance of breastfeeding in low- and middle- income countries is well recognized, yet the importance of postnatal mental health on breastfeeding practices and beliefs in these settings has been understu...

    Authors: Qi Jiang, Evelyn Zhang, Nourya Cohen, Mika Ohtori, Sabrina Zhu, Yian Guo, Hannah Faith Johnstone, Sarah-Eve Dill, Huan Zhou and Scott D. Rozelle
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:60
  21. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) of children until six months of age is considered one of the most critical interventions in tackling childhood undernutrition. EBF rates are suboptimal in Pakistan, particularly i...

    Authors: Atif Riaz, Shelina Bhamani, Sheraz Ahmed, Fayaz Umrani, Sadaf Jakhro, Abdul Khaliq Qureshi and Syed Asad Ali
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:59
  22. Women with COVID-19 experienced numerous concerns and doubts about the safety of breastfeeding their babies, and lack of support may have impacted breastfeeding practices. This study aims to compare breastfeed...

    Authors: K. P. Coca, E. Y. Lee, L. Y. Chien, A. C. P. Souza, P. Kittikul, S. A. Hong and Y. S. Chang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:58
  23. The challenging combination of breastfeeding and work is one of the main reasons for early breastfeeding cessation. Although the availability of a lactation room (defined as a private space designated for milk...

    Authors: Sjoukje A. van Dellen, Barbara Wisse and Mark P. Mobach
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:57
  24. Human milk composition varies over time within an individual mother as well as between lactating mothers due to several factors including maternal health, diet, and nutritional status. Therefore, improving nut...

    Authors: Samira Karbasi, Afsane Bahrami, Zahra Asadi, Fatemeh Shahbeiki, Mohsen Naseri, Asghar Zarban and Gordon A. Ferns
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:56
  25. The pharmacoepidemiology of the long-term benefits and harms of medicines in pregnancy and breastfeeding has received little attention. The impact of maternal medicines on children is increasingly recognised a...

    Authors: Sue Jordan, Rebecca Bromley, Christine Damase-Michel, Joanne Given, Sophia Komninou, Maria Loane, Naomi Marfell and Helen Dolk
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:55
  26. Enhancing timely breastfeeding initiation within the first hour postpartum is a goal the WHO’s Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) and Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) aim to achieve globally. However,...

    Authors: Raleigh M. Harriott, Zelalem T. Haile, Ilana R. Azulay Chertok and Mohammad Rifat Haider
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:54
  27. The rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been rising worldwide, and therefore it is important to identify potential causes of ASD to facilitate early prevention. This study examined the role of breastfee...

    Authors: Xiaoyun Qin, Peixuan Li, Ya Wu, Xiaoxu Wang, Shuangqin Yan, Yeqing Xu, Peng Zhu, Jiahu Hao, Fangbiao Tao and Kun Huang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:53
  28. The percentage of infants receiving frozen human milk (HM) is increasing. The effects of thawing and warming on the secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) level and lysozyme activity in frozen HM should be investig...

    Authors: Xuejing Li, Penprapa Siviroj, Jetsada Ruangsuriya, Nitthinan Yousaibua and Krongporn Ongprasert
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:52
  29. Hand-expression, collection, and storage of breast milk during pregnancy (i.e., antenatal milk expression or AME) is a safe, potentially effective practice to reduce early, undesired infant formula supplementa...

    Authors: Jill R. Demirci, Melissa Glasser, Katherine P. Himes and Susan M. Sereika
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:50
  30. Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding initiation within the first hour after birth are key recommendations to promote breastfeeding. In Mexico, the National Survey of Demographic Dynamics 2018, known by its S...

    Authors: Clara Luz Sampieri, Karina Gutiérrez Fragoso, Daniel Córdoba-Suárez, Roberto Zenteno-Cuevas and Hilda Montero
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:49
  31. The use of intrapartum interventions is becoming increasingly common globally. Interventions during birth, including caesarean section (CS), epidural analgesia and synthetic oxytocin infusion, can be important...

    Authors: Madison S. Andrew, Roshan J. Selvaratnam, Miranda Davies-Tuck, Kim Howland and Mary-Ann Davey
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:48
  32. It is unclear if state laws supporting breastfeeding are associated with exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) practice among low-income mothers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, I...

    Authors: Paschal A. Apanga, Elizabeth J. Christiansen, Ann M. Weber, Lyndsey A. Darrow, Mark S. Riddle, Wei-Chen Tung, Yan Liu, Taya Kohnen and Joshua V. Garn
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:46
  33. Emergencies have a great impact on infant and young child feeding. Despite the evidence, the recommended feeding practices are often not implemented in the emergency response, undermining infant and maternal h...

    Authors: Angela Giusti, Francesca Marchetti, Francesca Zambri, Elide Pro, Eleonora Brillo and Sofia Colaceci
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:45
  34. Mothers of preterm infants often perceive the infant as having problems with crying, sleeping and feeding, sometimes summarised as ‘state-regulation’. Breastfeeding rates are lower among preterm infants, and t...

    Authors: Andreas Karlsson Rosenblad and Eva-Lotta Funkquist
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:44
  35. Plugged milk duct during lactation is a common problem in breastfeeding. Traditional breast massage (TBM) has been performed in Thailand with reasonable outcomes, but several follow-up sessions are often requi...

    Authors: Nutchanat Munsittikul, Supannee Tantaobharse, Pitiporn Siripattanapipong, Punnanee Wutthigate, Sopapan Ngerncham and Buranee Yangthara
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:43
  36. The Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2019 shows that 59% of children are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life, then the rate decreases sharply with age. Nearly half of the Ethiopian labo...

    Authors: Firmaye Bogale Wolde, Jemal Haidar and Yalemwork Getnet
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:41
  37. In the past decade, various breastfeeding policies were implemented in Hong Kong, including changes in perinatal guidelines in public hospitals, adoption of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), provis...

    Authors: John Kwan, Jimsyn Jia, Ka-man Yip, Hung-kwan So, Sophie S. F. Leung, Patrick Ip and Wilfred H. S. Wong
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:40
  38. In the past 10–15 years, there has been increased concern about ankyloglossia and its effect on infant breastfeeding. This has been associated with increased performance of frenotomy. Physicians and other heal...

    Authors: Mary E. O’Connor, Alison M. Gilliland and Yvonne LeFort
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:39
  39. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how breastfeeding support is provided, resulting in mixed breastfeeding outcomes and experiences for mothers. The World Health Organization has consistently supp...

    Authors: Sarah Turner, Bridget McGann and Meredith ’Merilee’ Brockway
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:38
  40. Adequate breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices are paramount in fragile situations where access to food and healthcare is limited. The objectives of this study are to examine breastfeeding and comp...

    Authors: Sara Daher, Fouad Ziade, Lara Nasreddine, Moomen Baroudi and Farah Naja
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:37
  41. Caesarean birth is associated with higher rate of non-exclusive breastfeeding (non-EBF) than vaginal birth. Non-EBF refers to providing food or fluid besides breast milk, excluding drugs and vitamins, to infa...

    Authors: Norkhafizah Saddki, Noraini Mohamad, Nazirah Johar, Tengku Alina Tengku Ismail and Zaharah Sulaiman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:36
  42. Positive breastfeeding experiences positively influence subsequent attitudes towards breastfeeding, and increase mothers’ confidence, self-efficacy, motivation and intention to breastfeed. However, the strateg...

    Authors: Anna Jacobzon, Åsa Engström, Birgitta Lindberg and Silje Rysst Gustafsson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:35
  43. Breastfeeding is crucial for the preterm infants. Breast milk is not only food but also medicine. Few studies have focused on the longitudinal effects of exclusive breastfeeding outcome of preterm infants sepa...

    Authors: Xin Jiang and Hui Jiang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:34
  44. Expression and storage of breastmilk is a strategy that ensures continued breast milk consumption in the event of temporary separation of an infant from the mother. However, many studies show that working moth...

    Authors: Priscillah Wanini Edemba, Grace Irimu and Rachel Musoke
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:33
  45. Early introduction of liquid/solid food before 6 months of age is one of the major barriers to exclusive breastfeeding. Our objective was to analyze the evolution of infant feeding practices for infants under ...

    Authors: Camila Abadia Rodrigues Meira, Gabriela Buccini, Catarina Machado Azeredo, Wolney Lisbôa Conde and Ana Elisa Madalena Rinaldi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:32
  46. The RUBY randomised controlled trial was found to be effective in promoting breastfeeding continuation, in the setting of a high income country, through a program of proactive telephone-based peer support in t...

    Authors: Fiona E. McLardie-Hore, Della A. Forster, Touran Shafiei and Helen L. McLachlan
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:31

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