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  1. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:24

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    This commentary follows the article of Moni R. Saha and her co-authors, entitled "Postpartum women's use of medicines and breastfeeding practices: a systematic review." As highlighted in this systematic review, m...

    Authors: Laurence Spiesser-Robelet and Rémi Gagnayre

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:20

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:19

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  4. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding and growth faltering during infancy remain challenges in Bangladesh. The Training & Assistance for Health & Nutrition Foundation has been working to address this gap through community-b...

    Authors: Rukhsana Haider and Kuntal Kumar Saha

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:18

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  5. Content type: Research

    Integrated care is defined as concerted action of healthcare providers ensuring continuity of care within a patient-centered approach, thus contributing to healthcare efficiency and quality. Apart from the WHO...

    Authors: Stefanie Inge Rosin and Irena Zakarija-Grković

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:15

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  6. Content type: Research

    Prelacteal feeding has continued as a deep-rooted nutritional malpractice in developing countries. Prelacteal feeding is a barrier for implementation of optimal breastfeeding practices, and increases the risk ...

    Authors: Amare Tariku, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Molla Mesele Wassie, Abebaw Gebeyehu and Azeb Atinafu Getie

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:14

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  7. Content type: Research

    In spite of the negative impact of prelacteal feeding on the growth and development of children, it is widely practiced in Ethiopia. This study aimed to assess prelacteal feeding practices and associated facto...

    Authors: Nigus Bililign, Henok Kumsa, Mussie Mulugeta and Yetnayet Sisay

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:13

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  8. Content type: Research

    The practice of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is influenced by maternal knowledge and attitudes as well as socio-demographic and cultural factors. This study assessed knowledge, attitudes and practice of EBF a...

    Authors: Victor Mogre, Michael Dery and Patience K. Gaa

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:12

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  9. Content type: Research

    Despite the efforts that have been made to promote breastfeeding in China since the 1990s, there is still a very low prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding. The objective of this study was to assess the current...

    Authors: Haoyue Gao, Qi Wang, Elizabeth Hormann, Wolfgang Stuetz, Caroline Stiller, Hans Konrad Biesalski and Veronika Scherbaum

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:11

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  10. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is currently recommended by the World Health Organization, but mixed feeding earlier than this commonly occurs in rural coastal Kenya. Mothers may receive...

    Authors: Alison W. Talbert, Moses Ngari, Benjamin Tsofa, Lazarus Mramba, Edward Mumbo, James A. Berkley and Martha Mwangome

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:10

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  11. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding has the potential to reduce infant and under-five mortality, but research shows the practice is not widespread in resource-poor settings of sub-Saharan Africa. We explored factors influ...

    Authors: Alice N. Hazemba, Busisiwe P. Ncama and Sello L. Sithole

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:9

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  12. Content type: Research

    Successful breastfeeding often starts with prenatally established intention. Yet, few mothers with the intention to exclusively breastfeed achieve their intended breastfeeding duration goal. This study examine...

    Authors: Uche H. Nnebe-Agumadu, Elizabeth F. Racine, Sarah B. Laditka and Maren J. Coffman

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:8

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  13. Content type: Research

    Early initiation of breastfeeding has lifetime benefits for the mother and the child. It has a positive impact on the duration of exclusive breastfeeding. Hence, the initiation of breastfeeding within the firs...

    Authors: Misgan Legesse Liben and Ebrahim Mohammed Yesuf

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:7

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  14. Content type: Research

    Optimal breastfeeding is inextricably linked to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. Breastf...

    Authors: Teklemariam Gultie and Girum Sebsibie

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:5

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2018 13:13

  15. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life is recommended internationally. This study aimed to investigate exclusive breastfeeding practices and associated factors among mothers of infants aged les...

    Authors: Misgan Legesse Liben, Yohannes Bacha Gemechu, Mulugeta Adugnew, Adugnaw Asrade, Belete Adamie, Ehitemelak Gebremedin and Yibel Melak

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:4

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  16. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the best nutrition for children during the first six months of life. However EBF remains a challenge. The aim of the study was to assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practice toward...

    Authors: Niguse Tadele, Frehiwot Habta, Dinu Akmel and Eyerus Deges

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:3

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  17. Content type: Methodology

    The effect of breast milk fatty acid (FA) composition, particularly levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), on infant health outcomes is unclear. Part of the reason for this is difficulties in collecting, storin...

    Authors: Kristina Harris Jackson, Jason Polreis, Laura Sanborn, David Chaima and William S. Harris

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:1

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  18. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding up to six months is considered to be beneficial for the health and wellbeing of infants and mothers. To guide policy makers in the development of targeted breastfeeding promotion strate...

    Authors: Nomita Chandhiok, Kh. Jitenkumar Singh, Damodar Sahu, Lucky Singh and Arvind Pandey

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:34

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  19. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the optimal way to feed children during their first six months of life, having important benefits for them and their mothers. However, the proportion of Ecuadorian mothers who ...

    Authors: Miguel Á. Jara-Palacios, Angélica C. Cornejo, Gabriela A. Peláez, Jenny Verdesoto and Andrés A. Galvis

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:33

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  20. Content type: Research

    Breastfeeding performance index is an explanatory attempt to summarize key breastfeeding practices by summarizing the different dimensions of breastfeeding practices into a single summary variable. Breastfeedi...

    Authors: Demewoz Haile and Sibhatu Biadgilign

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:32

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  21. Content type: Review

    Conflicting results exist about the short-and long-term effects of breastfeeding on bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD). We conducted a systematic review to assess the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Ludmila Correa Muniz, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Romina Buffarini, Fernando Cesar Wehrmeister and Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:31

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  22. Content type: Research

    For the first six months of life, breast milk is the ideal food to provide adequate quality and quantity of nutrients. Exclusive breastfeeding has a profound effect to reduce the risk of respiratory and gastro...

    Authors: Gashaw Andargie Biks, Amare Tariku and Gizachew Assefa Tessema

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:30

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  23. Content type: Research

    Breastfeeding is widely known for its imperative contribution in improving maternal and newborn health outcomes. However, evidence regarding timing of initiation of breastfeeding is limited in Tanzania. This s...

    Authors: Amon Exavery, Almamy Malick Kanté, Ahmed Hingora and James F. Phillips

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:27

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  24. Content type: Research

    Offspring from women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at risk for later overweight, and the aim of treatment regimens is to normalize their prognosis. While the general concept is that breastfeedin...

    Authors: Jesper Fenger-Grøn, Morten Fenger-Grøn, Charlotte Holst Blunck, Helena Schønemann-Rigel and Hanne Benedicte Wielandt

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:26

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  25. Content type: Research

    Breast milk is the optimal source of nutrition for infants in the first six months of life. Promoting and protecting breastfeeding is reflected in public health policy across the globe, but breastfeeding rates...

    Authors: Kylee N. Cox, Roslyn C. Giglia and Colin W. Binns

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:25

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  26. Content type: Research

    Early initiation of breastfeeding is a simple and cost effective intervention to advance the health of mothers and newborns. The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reco...

    Authors: Yihunie Lakew, Lianna Tabar and Demewoz Haile

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:24

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  27. Content type: Research

    Globally, an estimated 6.3 million children under-five years of age died in the year 2013. To reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality of infants, Ethiopia adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) recom...

    Authors: Maeza Mitiku Asfaw, Mesele Damte Argaw and Zelalem Kebede Kefene

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:23

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  28. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the best nutrition for the children during the first 6 months of life, yet despite knowing the clear benefits, the practice of EBF is low. The aim of the study is to determine ...

    Authors: Tigest Shifraw, Amare Worku and Yemane Berhane

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:22

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  29. Content type: Review

    Maternal obesity is associated with significantly lower rates of breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity. Increasing rates of obesity among reproductive-age women has prompted the need to carefully ...

    Authors: Jennie Bever Babendure, Elizabeth Reifsnider, Elnora Mendias, Michael W. Moramarco and Yolanda R. Davila

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:21

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  30. Content type: Research

    There is a gap in knowledge on the growth of children exclusively breastfed during the fifth and sixth months of life. This study aimed to assess the growth of infants who were exclusively breastfed for the fi...

    Authors: Rosa de Fátima da Silva Vieira Marques, José Augusto de Aguiar Carrazedo Taddei, Tulio Konstantyner, Fábio Ancona Lopez, Affonso Celso Vieira Marques, Consuelo Silva de Oliveira and Josefina Aparecida Pellegrini Braga

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:20

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  31. Content type: Research

    The current breastfeeding initiation rate in Canada is approximately 87%. By one month, about 21% of women have stopped breastfeeding. Engorgement and edema in breast tissue can lead to breastfeeding challenge...

    Authors: Sonya Kujawa-Myles, Joy Noel-Weiss, Sandra Dunn, Wendy E Peterson and Kermaline Jean Cotterman

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:18

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  32. Content type: Research

    Although breastfeeding is common in Democratic Republic of the Congo, the proportion of women who exclusively breastfeed their babies up to 6 months remains low. This study aimed at identifying predictors of d...

    Authors: Pélagie Babakazo, Philippe Donnen, Pierre Akilimali, Nathalis Mapatano Mala Ali and Emile Okitolonda

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:19

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  33. Content type: Research

    The majority of new mothers in Sweden initiate breastfeeding and many experience initial difficulties. This experience is an important cause of early breastfeeding cessation. To increase understanding, there i...

    Authors: Lina Palmér, Gunilla Carlsson, David Brunt and Maria Nyström

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:17

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  34. Content type: Research

    Health authorities recommend 6 months of fully breastfeeding and continuation of breastfeeding for at least a year. Many women initiate breastfeeding in hospital but discontinue before the six-month period, an...

    Authors: Julie Quinlivan, Sonia Kua, Robert Gibson, Andrew McPhee and Maria M Makrides

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:16

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  35. Content type: Review

    The economic value of breastfeeding to the society at large is under researched and its importance as a preventive public health strategy is underestimated. What little research there is indicates that conside...

    Authors: Elien Rouw, Elizabeth Hormann and Veronika Scherbaum

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 9:22

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  36. Content type: Research

    Peer support is reported to be a key method to help build social capital in communities. To date there are no studies that describe how this can be achieved through a breastfeeding peer support service. In thi...

    Authors: Gill Thomson, Marie-Clare Balaam and Kirsty Hymers

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:15

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  37. Content type: Research

    South Africa has the highest prevalence of overweight/obesity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Assessing the effect of modifiable factors such as early infant feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity is therefo...

    Authors: Vundli Ramokolo, Carl Lombard, Meera Chhagan, Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Tanya Doherty, Ameena E Goga, Lars Thore Fadnes, Wanga Zembe, Debra J Jackson and Jan Van den Broeck

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:14

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:47

  38. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding rates remain low in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed the effects of a mother-based intervention on duration of diarrhoea and pneumonia in communities that were trained ...

    Authors: Meggie Gabida, Milton Chemhuru, Mufuta Tshimanga, Notion T Gombe, Lucia Takundwa and Donewell Bangure

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:13

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  39. Content type: Commentary

    Lactation mastitis is a common, but poorly understood, inflammatory breast disease that is a significant health burden. A better understanding of the aetiology of mastitis is urgently required, and will assist...

    Authors: Wendy V Ingman, Danielle J Glynn and Mark R Hutchinson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:12

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  40. Content type: Research

    A number of significant recent research studies have used techniques of economic modelling to demonstrate the potential benefits of increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK overall, and specifically in neonata...

    Authors: Karin Lowson, Clare Offer, Julie Watson, Bill McGuire and Mary J Renfrew

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:11

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  41. Content type: Research

    Early breastfeeding cessation is common in many regions of the world despite high breastfeeding initiation rates and strong evidence of the health benefits to both mother and infant. This research investigated...

    Authors: Marie Dietrich Leurer and Eunice Misskey

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2015 10:10

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