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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Review

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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

  15. 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...

    Authors: Abebe Bimerew, Muluken Teshome and Getachew Mullu Kassa

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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...

    Authors: Getachew Tilahun, Getu Degu, Telake Azale and Askal Tigabu

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:27

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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-...

    Authors: Tegegn Tadesse, Firehiwot Mesfin and Tefera Chane

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2016 11:25

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Review

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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