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  1. Content type: Research

    Malnutrition is an underlying factor in more than 50% of the major cause of infant mortality-Pneumonia, diarrhoeal disease and measles which account for 70% of infant mortality. Therefore, programs to promote ...

    Authors: Stanley Onah, Donatus Ignatius Chidiebere Osuorah, Joy Ebenebe, Clement Ezechukwu, Uchenna Ekwochi and Ifeyinwa Ndukwu

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2014 9:6

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Breast milk is the normal way to feed infants and is accepted worldwide as the optimal first source of nutrition. Though the majority intend to breastfeed, many mothers of sick, hospitalized newborns, particul...

    Authors: Julia Panczuk, Sharon Unger, Deborah O’Connor and Shoo K Lee

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2014 9:4

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  3. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editor of International Breastfeeding Journal would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 8 (2013).

    Authors: Lisa Amir

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2014 9:3

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  4. Content type: Review

    Breastfeeding is viewed as the optimal method of infant feeding that provides many benefits to both the infant and the mother. The monitoring and reporting of breastfeeding indicators are essential for any cou...

    Authors: Daifellah AM Al Juaid, Colin W Binns and Roslyn C Giglia

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2014 9:1

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  5. Content type: Short report

    Breastfeeding self-efficacy (BFSE) supports breastfeeding initiation and duration. Challenges to breastfeeding may undermine BFSE, but second-line strategies including nipple shields, syringe, cup, supply line...

    Authors: Frances Keemer

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:18

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  6. Content type: Research

    Despite the well-recognized effectiveness of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant life for reducing infant mortality, adherence to this practice is not widespread in the developing wor...

    Authors: Jerzy Kuzma

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:16

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  7. Content type: Research

    Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants. World Health Organization (WHO) recommend exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for six months which has a ...

    Authors: Abdulbasit Musa Seid, Melkie Edris Yesuf and Digsu Negese Koye

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:14

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  8. Content type: Research

    Mothers are encouraged to practice exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life. The general objective of the study was to assess the predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers i...

    Authors: Anthony Mwinilanaa Tampah-Naah and Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:13

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  9. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is a simple and cost-effective intervention to improve child health and survival. Effective EBF has been estimated to avert 13% - 15% of under-five mortality and contribute to red...

    Authors: Melina Mgongo, Mary V Mosha, Jacqueline G Uriyo, Sia E Msuya and Babill Stray-Pedersen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:12

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  10. Content type: Research

    Although breastfeeding is almost universally accepted in the Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo, by the age of 2 to 3 months 65% of children are receiving something other than human milk. We sought to describe ...

    Authors: Marcel Yotebieng, Jean Lambert Chalachala, Miriam Labbok and Frieda Behets

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:11

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  11. Content type: Research

    A prelacteal feed is any food except mother’s milk provided to a newborn before initiating breastfeeding. Prelacteal feeding is a major barrier to exclusive breastfeeding. It is a prevalent practice in Nepal. ...

    Authors: Vishnu Khanal, Mandira Adhikari, Kay Sauer and Yun Zhao

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:9

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  12. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding in infants aged under six months is a simple and cost-effective feeding method that ensures better infant and child survival and boosts the achievement of child related Millennium Devel...

    Authors: Gudina Egata, Yemane Berhane and Alemayehu Worku

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:8

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  13. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age. Maternal attitudes toward infant feeding are correlated with chosen feeding method and breastfeeding duration. The Iowa I...

    Authors: Katherine E Holbrook, Mary C White, Melvin B Heyman and Janet M Wojcicki

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:7

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  14. Content type: Research

    Interventions to prevent mother to child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during childbirth and breastfeeding can reduce HIV infections in infants to less than 5% in low and middle income cou...

    Authors: Lisa M Vallely, Angela Kelly, Martha Kupul, Ruthy Neo, Voletta Fiya, John M Kaldor, Glen DL Mola and Heather Worth

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:6

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are maternity practices proven to support successful achievement of exclusive breastfeeding. They also are the basis for the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiati...

    Authors: Miriam H Labbok, Emily C Taylor and Nathan C Nickel

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:5

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  16. Content type: Research

    Many women find breastfeeding challenging to sustain beyond the first three postpartum months. Women rely on a variety of resources to aid and encourage breastfeeding, including ‘partner support’. Women’s perc...

    Authors: Cynthia A Mannion, Amy J Hobbs, Sheila W McDonald and Suzanne C Tough

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:4

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  17. Content type: Research

    Infants with latch-on problems cause stress for parents and staff, often resulting in early termination of breastfeeding. Healthy newborns experiencing skin-to-skin contact at birth are pre-programmed to find ...

    Authors: Kristin E Svensson, Marianne I Velandia, Ann-Sofi T Matthiesen, Barbara L Welles-Nyström and Ann-Marie E Widström

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2013 8:1

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  18. Content type: Research

    No large scale studies on breastfeeding onset patterns have been carried out in Spain. This work aims to explore the prevalence and the risk factors for not initiating breastfeeding in hospitals from Catalonia...

    Authors: Isabel Río, Álvaro Luque, Adela Castelló-Pastor, María del Val Sandín-Vázquez, Rosana Larraz, Carmen Barona, Mireia Jané and Francisco Bolúmar

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:22

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  19. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) during the early months of life reduce infant morbidity and mortality. Current recommendation in Sri Lanka is to continue exclusive breastfeeding up to six months of age. Exclusiv...

    Authors: Priyantha J Perera, Nayomi Ranathunga, Meranthi P Fernando, Wikum Sampath and Gayni B Samaranayake

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:21

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  20. Content type: Research

    For mothers with diabetes, breastfeeding is a great challenge due to their struggle with potentially unstable blood glucose levels. This paper explores breastfeeding attitudes and impact of breastfeeding on th...

    Authors: Marie Berg, Lena-Karin Erlandsson and Carina Sparud-Lundin

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:20

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  21. Content type: Research

    Early skin-to-skin contact (SSC) after birth is recommended as part of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) baby friendly health initiative to promote optimum breastfeeding. This paper reports rates of ...

    Authors: Adrienne L White, Verena I Carrara, Moo Kho Paw, Malika, ColleyPaw Dahbu, Mechthild M Gross, Wolfgang Stuetz, Francois H Nosten and Rose McGready

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:19

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  22. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding infants only breast milk, be it directly from breast or expressed, with no addition of any liquid or solids apart from drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, mine...

    Authors: Tesfaye Setegn, Tefera Belachew, Mulusew Gerbaba, Kebede Deribe, Amare Deribew and Sibhatu Biadgilign

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:17

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  23. Content type: Research

    To investigate and examine the factors associated with initiation of, and exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge of, late preterm (34 0/7 - 36 6/7 weeks) compared to 37 week gestation (37 0/7 - 37 6/7 week...

    Authors: Jennifer Ayton, Emily Hansen, Stephen Quinn and Mark Nelson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:16

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  24. Content type: Review

    The Japanese health system places great emphasis on healthy development. However, the prevalence of Exclusive Breastfeeding at one month postpartum between 1980 and 2005 has remained unchanged, fluctuating bet...

    Authors: Madoka Inoue, Colin W Binns, Keiko Otsuka, Masamine Jimba and Manami Matsubara

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:15

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  25. Content type: Research

    Teen mothers face many challenges to successful breastfeeding and are less likely to breastfeed than any other population group in the U.S. Few studies have investigated this population; all prior studies are ...

    Authors: Paige Hall Smith, Sheryl L Coley, Miriam H Labbok, Susan Cupito and Eva Nwokah

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:13

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  26. Content type: Research

    Infant and young child feeding is critical for child health and survival. Proportion of infants 0–5 months who are fed exclusively with breast milk is a common indicator used for monitoring and evaluating infa...

    Authors: Xiaodong Cai, Tessa Wardlaw and David W Brown

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:12

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  27. Content type: Research

    Many women are unable to practice exclusive breastfeeding because they are separated from their infants while working. Expressing their breast milk helps them to continue breastfeeding. This study explores the...

    Authors: Tengku Alina Tengku Ismail, Zaharah Sulaiman, Rohana Jalil, Wan Manan Wan Muda and Nik Normanieza Nik Man

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:11

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  28. Content type: Research

    Inadequate knowledge, or inappropriate practice, of breastfeeding may lead to undesirable consequences. The aim of this study was to assess breastfeeding knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) among female tea...

    Authors: Ali Mohamed Al-Binali

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:10

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  29. Content type: Research

    We have previously shown that in Iran, only 28% of infants were exclusively breastfed at six months, despite a high prevalence of breastfeeding at two years of age. The primary aim of this study was to investi...

    Authors: Beheshteh Olang, Abtin Heidarzadeh, Birgitta Strandvik and Agneta Yngve

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:7

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  30. Content type: Research

    The practice of exclusive breastfeeding is still low despite the associated benefits. Improving the uptake and appropriating the benefits will require an understanding of breastfeeding as an embodied experienc...

    Authors: Ojo M Agunbiade and Opeyemi V Ogunleye

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:5

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  31. Content type: Research

    We sought to investigate infant feeding practices amongst HIV-positive and -negative mothers (0-9 months postpartum) and describe the association between infant feeding practices and HIV-free survival.

    Authors: Ameena E Goga, Tanya Doherty, Debra J Jackson, David Sanders, Mark Colvin, Mickey Chopra and Louise Kuhn

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:4

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  32. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the infant feeding practices of participating mothers who were recruited into a research project aimed at improving the nutritional status of mildly wasted children (< -1.0 to ≥ -1.5 We...

    Authors: Dyah Ayu Inayati, Veronika Scherbaum, Ratna Chrismiari Purwestri, Elizabeth Hormann, Nia Novita Wirawan, Julia Suryantan, Susan Hartono, Maurice Alexander Bloem, Rosnani Verba Pangaribuan, Hans Konrad Biesalski, Volker Hoffmann and Anne Camilla Bellows

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:3

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  33. Content type: Research

    Malnutrition is a major public health problem in developing countries and exclusive breastfeeding is an efficient strategy that can be used to prevent malnutrition and reduce child mortality. The objective of ...

    Authors: Ghislain B Balaluka, Pépin S Nabugobe, Prudence N Mitangala, Nickel B Cobohwa, Carole Schirvel, Michèle W Dramaix and Philippe Donnen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:2

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  34. Content type: Research

    Promotion of proper breastfeeding practices for the first six months of life is the most cost-effective intervention for reducing childhood morbidity and mortality. However, the adherence to breastfeeding reco...

    Authors: Manjeswori Ulak, Ram K Chandyo, Lotta Mellander, Prakash S Shrestha and Tor A Strand

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2012 7:1

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  35. Content type: Research

    Women's return to work can be a significant barrier to continued breastfeeding. Workplace policies and practices to promote and support continued, and longer duration of, breastfeeding are important. In the co...

    Authors: Danielle Weber, Anneka Janson, Michelle Nolan, Li Ming Wen and Chris Rissel

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:19

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  36. Content type: Research

    Feeding during early childhood is important for normal physical and mental growth as well as for health in later life. Currently, Sri Lanka has adopted the WHO recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for six...

    Authors: Priyantha J Perera, Meranthi Fernando, Tania Warnakulasuria and Nayomi Ranathunga

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:18

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  37. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of infants' lives is a cost effective intervention in saving children's lives and can avert 13 - 15% of the 9 million deaths of children under 5 years old...

    Authors: Tiras Eshton Nkala and Sia Emmanueli Msuya

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2011 6:17

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