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  1. Body image concerns have been widely documented in the literature as one reason why most women shorten the breastfeeding duration of their infants. Negative body image concerns among breastfeeding mothers may ...

    Authors: Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong and Alhassan Sibdow Abukari
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:74
  2. Optimal breastfeeding practices including early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) are associated with positive health outcomes. Socioeconomic inequalities in key breastfeeding indic...

    Authors: Michael Ekholuenetale, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Ritesh Chimoriya, Simone Nash, Ashish M. Doyizode and Amit Arora
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:73
  3. Exclusive breastfeeding is widely accepted as a key intervention with proven efficacy for improving newborn survival. Despite international commitments and targets to support and promote breastfeeding, there a...

    Authors: Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Sangwani Salimu, Brandina Chiwaya, Felix Chikoti, Lusungu Chirambo, Ephrida Mwaungulu, Mwai Banda, Laura Newberry, Tamanda Hiwa, Marianne Vidler, Queen Dube, Elizabeth Molyneux, Joseph Mfutso-Bengo, David M. Goldfarb and Kondwani Kawaza
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:72
  4. The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is suboptimal in China. There is limited evidence of effective interventions to increase EBF in China. Therefore, it is urgent to explore the potential factors t...

    Authors: Jia Li, Chen Zhao, Yan Wang, Yin P. Wang, Chun Y. Chen, Yue Huang, Ya Q. Gao, Jin Fang and Hong Zhou
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:71
  5. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is essential during the first six months of life and confers countless benefits to mothers and infants. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a smartphone-based educatio...

    Authors: Navisa Seyyedi, Leili Rahmatnezhad, Maryam Mesgarzadeh, Hamidreza Khalkhali, Negisa Seyyedi and Bahlol Rahimi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:70
  6. Prenatal medical risk describes physical health issues or biological factors that predate or arise during pregnancy which heighten the risk of adverse outcomes, and often warrant specialized obstetric care. Th...

    Authors: Natalie V. Scime, Amy Metcalfe, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Suzanne C. Tough and Kathleen H. Chaput
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:69
  7. Prelacteal feeding is a major public health problem that increases the risk of morbidity and mortality in children. It also result delayed breastfeeding initiation and interferes with exclusive breastfeeding. ...

    Authors: Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Misganaw Gebrie Worku, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:68
  8. The challenge of combining professional work and breastfeeding is a key reason why women choose not to breastfeed or to stop breastfeeding early. We posited that having access to a high-quality lactation room ...

    Authors: Sjoukje A. van Dellen, Barbara Wisse, Mark P. Mobach, Casper J. Albers and Arie Dijkstra
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:67
  9. Although the positive effects of good clinical quality standards in perinatal care and breastfeeding support for women, newborns and families have been already demonstrated, many of these practices were disrup...

    Authors: Barbara Muñoz-Amat, Carmen Rosa Pallás-Alonso and María-Teresa Hernández-Aguilar
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:66
  10. The World Health Organization recommends a 24-h recall period to estimate breastfeeding practice of mothers of infants aged younger than six-months. Though 24-h recall was preferred for its low recall bias and...

    Authors: Sewitemariam Desalegn Andarge, Esete Habtemariam Fenta, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus and Robel Yirgu Belachew
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:65
  11. Arkansas has the largest population of Marshallese Pacific Islanders residing in the continental United States. Marshallese are disproportionately burdened by poorer maternal and infant health outcomes. Exclus...

    Authors: Britni L. Ayers, Cari A. Bogulski, Lauren Haggard-Duff, James P. Selig and Pearl A. McElfish
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:64
  12. Most premature and very low birthweight infants cannot tolerate breast milk feeding in the first few days of life and are deprived of its benefits. This study evaluates the clinical outcomes of administering b...

    Authors: Minoo Fallahi, Seyed Masoud Shafiei, Naeeme Taslimi Taleghani, Maryam Khoshnood Shariati, Shamsollah Noripour, Fatemeh Pajouhandeh, Sina Kazemian, Mahmood Hajipour and Mohammad Kazemian
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:63

    The Commentary to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:30

  13. Maternal satisfaction with the breastfeeding experience is an important determinant of breastfeeding success. There is currently no valid tool to measure perceived maternal satisfaction with breastfeeding in t...

    Authors: Mona Nabulsi, Hanan Smaili, Hani Tamim, Marya Wahidi and Carine El-Jamal
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:60
  14. Oropharyngeal administration of colostrum (OAC) may provide immunoprotective and anti-inflammatory effects that potentially reduce the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and late-onset sepsis and imp...

    Authors: Xia OuYang, Chang-Yi Yang, Wen-Long Xiu, Yan-Hua Hu, Su-Su Mei and Qin Lin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:59
  15. There are multiple misconceptions concerning the breastfeeding mother’s diet and its adverse impact on breast milk composition and the breastfed child’s health, which might lead to breastfeeding cessation. Alt...

    Authors: Karolina Karcz, Izabela Lehman and Barbara Królak-Olejnik
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:58
  16. Authors: Alison Mildon, Jane Francis, Stacia Stewart, Bronwyn Underhill, Yi Man Ng, Elle Richards, Christina Rousseau, Erica Di Ruggiero, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Deborah L. O’Connor and Daniel W. Sellen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:57

    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:49

  17. Mothers with diabetes are less likely to achieve successful breastfeeding. Antenatal breastmilk expression (ABE) may facilitate earlier breastfeeding, but feasibility of introducing ABE and its acceptance amon...

    Authors: Maren Johnsen, Claus Klingenberg, Meta Brand, Arthur Revhaug and Gunnbjørg Andreassen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:56
  18. The probability of not breastfeeding within the first hour after delivery (timely initiation of breastfeeding) is particularly pronounced in sub-Saharan Africa. In this study, we examined the maternal and chil...

    Authors: Francis Appiah, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Eugene Budu, Joseph Kojo Oduro, Francis Sambah, Linus Baatiema, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:55
  19. The Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale (IIFAS) is a widely used tool to assess attitudes towards infant feeding. Attitudes towards breastfeeding are one of the main influencing factors of feeding choice and br...

    Authors: Renáta Ungváry, András Ittzés, Veronika Bóné and Szabolcs Török
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:54
  20. The prevalence of early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) at 6 months remain low in the Philippines. To help meet the 90% early initiation of breastfeeding target and to improve inf...

    Authors: Ofelia P. Saniel, Veincent Christian F. Pepito and Arianna Maever L. Amit
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:53
  21. Early breastfeeding cessation is a societal concern given its importance to the health of mother and child. More effective interventions are needed to increase breastfeeding duration. Prior to developing such ...

    Authors: Kailey Snyder, Emily Hulse, Holly Dingman, Angie Cantrell, Corrine Hanson and Danae Dinkel
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:52
  22. Timely initiation of breastfeeding is feeding of breast milk within one hour of birth, however, three in five babies were not breastfed in the first hour of birth globally. There is evidence that cesarean sect...

    Authors: Temesgen Getaneh, Ayenew Negesse, Getenet Dessie, Melaku Desta, Habtamu Temesgen, Tadesse Getu and Kihinetu Gelaye
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:51
  23. France has one of the lowest rates in the world regarding breastfeeding initiation and duration. Few studies have explored breastfeeding practices in France since the middle of the twentieth century, or follow...

    Authors: Frédéric Courtois, Sandrine Péneau, Benoît Salanave, Valentina A. Andreeva, Marie Françoise Roland-Cachera, Mathilde Touvier, Pilar Galan, Serge Hercberg and Léopold K. Fezeu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:50
  24. Only one-third of Canadian infants are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life as recommended. Skilled lactation support in the early postpartum period is one strategy for improving breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Alison Mildon, Jane Francis, Stacia Stewart, Bronwyn Underhill, Yi Man Ng, Elle Richards, Christina Rousseau, Erica Di Ruggiero, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Deborah L. O’Connor and Daniel W. Sellen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:49

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:57

  25. Preeclampsia is a global health problem and it is the main cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Breastfeeding has been reported to be associated with lower postpartum blood pressure in wome...

    Authors: Ishag Adam, Duria A. Rayis, Nadiah A. ALhabardi, Abdel B. A. Ahmed, Manal E. Sharif and Mustafa I. Elbashir
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:48
  26. Although breastfeeding guidelines for infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have been introduced in Japan, these guidelines have not been reflected in practice. To improve this situation,...

    Authors: Rie Tanaka and Shigeko Horiuchi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:47
  27. Extremely preterm infants need advanced intensive care for survival and are usually not discharged before they reach the time of expected birth. In a family-centred neonatal intensive care unit both parents ar...

    Authors: Evalotte Mӧrelius, Sofia Brogren, Sandra Andersson and Siw Alehagen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:46
  28. Studies reporting factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding are mostly quantitative. No study has performed a systematic qualitative summary to document the recurring constraints and facilitators to excl...

    Authors: Izuchukwu Loveth Ejie, George Uchenna Eleje, Moriam Taiwo Chibuzor, Maureen Ugonwa Anetoh, Ifeoma Jovita Nduka, Ifeoma Blessing Umeh, Brian Onyebuchi Ogbonna and Obinna Ikechukwu Ekwunife
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:44
  29. Maternal smoking is suspected to have negative impacts on breastfeeding, such as decreasing the quantity of breast milk, and reducing vitamin and fat concentrations in the milk in the late lactation period. Ci...

    Authors: Esra Can Özalp and S. Songül Yalçın
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:43
  30. It is well established that exclusive breastfeeding can play a critical role in reducing child morbidity and mortality. Limited research has been done thus far on the practice and perceptions of breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Dorothee van Breevoort, Francesca Tognon, Arne Beguin, Amara S. Ngegbai, Giovanni Putoto and Ankie van den Broek
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:42
  31. Breast milk is the best source of essential nutrients and bioactive components for infants under 6 months. However, little is known about what affects breastfeeding intentions and practices of Chinese mothers....

    Authors: Huifeng Shi, Yumei Yang, Xiaohan Yin, Jia Li, Jin Fang and Xiaoli Wang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:40
  32. Although recent policies have sought to increase the rates of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) and continued breastfeeding for HIV exposed infants, few programs have considered the multiple social and cultural ba...

    Authors: Betty Mogesi Samburu, Judith Kimiywe, Sera Lewise Young, Frederick Murunga Wekesah, Milka Njeri Wanjohi, Peter Muriuki, Nyovani Janet Madise, Paula L. Griffiths and Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:39
  33. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed several challenges to the provision of newborn nutrition and care interventions including maternal support, breastfeeding and family participatory care. Italy was the first coun...

    Authors: Giuseppe Latorre, Domenico Martinelli, Pietro Guida, Ester Masi, Roberta De Benedictis and Luca Maggio
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:36
  34. Timely initiation of breastfeeding is putting the newborn baby to the breast within 1 h of birth. Its practice can prevent neonatal and under-5 mortality. This study aims to assess the prevalence and factors a...

    Authors: Paschal Awingura Apanga and Maxwell Tii Kumbeni
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:35
  35. As suggested by the World Health Organization, breastfeeding peer support is being introduced worldwide to support women’s breastfeeding needs. Evidence has shown that when such support is offered to women, th...

    Authors: Kris Yuet-Wan Lok, Charlotte L. Y. Chow, Jeffery Sheung Yu Shing, Robert Smith, Christine Chi Oi Lam, Debra Bick and Yan-Shing Chang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:34
  36. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) compared to separation at birth has a positive effect on breastfeeding. However, separation at birth is common with negative impact on breastfeeding. The aim was to determine the eff...

    Authors: Sergio I Agudelo, Oscar A Gamboa, Eduardo Acuña, Lina Aguirre, Sarah Bastidas, Jennifer Guijarro, María Jaller, María Valderrama, María Lucia Padrón, Nathalie Gualdrón, Evelyn Obando, Fabio Rodríguez and Lina Buitrago
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:33
  37. Sri Lanka was named as the first-ever ‘Green’ breastfeeding nation status by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) in January 2020. However, improvements are still needed. This study aims to identif...

    Authors: Thilini Chanchala Agampodi, Neerodha Kithmini Dharmasoma, Iresha Sandamali Koralagedara, Thushari Dissanayaka, Janith Warnasekara, Suneth Buddhika Agampodi and Rafael Perez-Escamilla
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:32
  38. Currently, lactation training courses aimed at health professionals are important for informing and supporting mothers who are breastfeeding. In this review, we seek to analyze similarities and/or variations i...

    Authors: Ivette Navarro, Jose M. Soriano and Salomé Laredo
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:31
  39. The World Health Organization recognizes exclusive breastfeeding a safe source of nutrition available for children in most humanitarian emergencies, as in the current pandemic caused by the Severe Acute Respir...

    Authors: Walusa Assad Gonçalves-Ferri, Fábia Martins Pereira-Cellini, Kelly Coca, Davi Casale Aragon, Paulo Nader, João Cesar Lyra, Maryneia Silva do Vale, Sérgio Marba, Katiaci Araujo, Laura Afonso Dias, Daniela Marques de Lima Mota Ferreira, Gislayne Nieto, Lêni Marcia Anchieta, Rita de Cássia Silveira, Marta David Rocha de Moura, Valdenise Martins L. Tuma Calil…
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:30
  40. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on infant feeding in the context of COVID-19 uphold standing recommendations for breastfeeding, non-separation, and skin-to-skin contact, including the use o...

    Authors: Estrella Olonan-Jusi, Paul G. Zambrano, Vu H. Duong, Nguyen T. T. Anh, Nant S. S. Aye, Mei Chien Chua, Hikmah Kurniasari, Zaw Win Moe, Sopapan Ngerncham, Nguyen T. T. Phuong and Janice Datu-Sanguyo
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:29
  41. Mothers’ satisfaction with breastfeeding is important for breastfeeding duration but rarely investigated in mothers of preterm infants. The aim of this study was to describe breastfeeding satisfaction and asso...

    Authors: Jenny Ericson, Erik Lampa and Renée Flacking
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:28
  42. Maternal depression and other psychosocial factors have been shown to have adverse consequences on infant feeding practices. This study explored the longitudinal relationship of maternal depressive symptoms an...

    Authors: Yitbarek Kidane Woldetensay, Tefera Belachew, Shibani Ghosh, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Hans Konrad Biesalski and Veronika Scherbaum
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:27
  43. Timely initiation of breastfeeding, also known as early initiation of breastfeeding, is a well-recognized life-saving intervention to reduce neonatal mortality. However, only one quarter of newborns in Uttar P...

    Authors: Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Bidyadhar Dehury, Ravi Prakash, Marissa Becker, Lisa Avery, Deepa Sankaran, B. M. Ramesh, James Blanchard, Pankaj Kumar, John Anthony, Manish Kumar, Ties Boerma and Shajy Isac
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:26
  44. Antenatal breastmilk expression (aBME) is recommended by some healthcare providers to improve lactation, breastfeeding, and newborn outcomes, particularly for women with diabetes as they face unique challenges...

    Authors: Imane Foudil-Bey, Malia S. Q. Murphy, Sandra Dunn, Erin J. Keely and Darine El-Chaâr
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:25

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