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  1. WHO guidelines recommend breastfeeding for mothers living with HIV adherent to antiretroviral therapy in countries where formula is not accessible. In Canada and the US, guidelines for mothers living with HIV ...

    Authors: J. Craig Phillips, Josephine Etowa, Jean Hannan, Egbe B. Etowa and Seye Babatunde
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:27
  2. Lactational breast abscesses are uncommon in the puerperium but when they do develop, delays in specialist referral may occur especially in resource low settings. There is a dearth of studies regarding lactati...

    Authors: Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Theophile Nana Njamen, Henri Essome and Nicholas Tendongfor
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:26
  3. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is the global recommended nutrition for infants less than 6 months of age. The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in Ethiopia is much lower than the recommendations of World He...

    Authors: Dawit Hagos and Amare Worku Tadesse
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:25
  4. Validated instruments to assess breastfeeding knowledge and attitude are non-existent in Africa including Ethiopia. We aimed to adapt and validate the Breastfeeding Knowledge Questionnaire (BFKQ) and the Iowa ...

    Authors: Misra Abdulahi, Atle Fretheim, Alemayehu Argaw and Jeanette H. Magnus
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:24
  5. Evidence supports the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding, and the positive impact of the Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) on increasing breastfeeding rates and improving breastfeeding outcomes...

    Authors: Anahita Esbati, Jane Taylor, Amanda Henderson, Margaret Barnes and Lauren Kearney
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:23
  6. The marketing practices of the breastmilk substitutes industry have been known for decades, but little is known about the influence of the baby food industry, more generally, on public health policy, research ...

    Authors: Hacer Tanrikulu, Daniela Neri, Aileen Robertson and Melissa Mialon
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:22
  7. Biological nurturing is a neurobehavioral approach to breastfeeding support that encourages women to breastfed in a relaxed, laidback position. This approach has the potential to reduce breast problems (e.g., ...

    Authors: Mariarosa Milinco, Laura Travan, Adriano Cattaneo, Alessandra Knowles, Maria Vittoria Sola, Enrica Causin, Caterina Cortivo, Maura Degrassi, Francesca Di Tommaso, Giuseppa Verardi, Laura Dipietro, Maria Piazza, Sabrina Scolz, Martina Rossetto and Luca Ronfani
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:21
  8. Breastfeeding, particularly exclusive breastfeeding, is essential to ensure the short- and long-term health of infants and mothers. Sub-optimal breastfeeding practices currently take place in low income countr...

    Authors: Kidane Tadesse Gebremariam, Oksana Zelenko, Znabu Hadush, Afework Mulugeta and Danielle Gallegos
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:20
  9. Excessive weight loss in newborns is associated with neonatal complications such as jaundice and dehydration, which cause renal failure, thrombosis, hypovolemic shock, and seizures. The identification of the r...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Miyoshi, Hideyo Suenaga, Mikihiro Aoki and Shigeki Tanaka
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:19
  10. Exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months of age is recommended by the World Health Organization as the optimal mode of infant feeding, providing adequate nutrition for the baby and protection against infectious ...

    Authors: Alison Talbert, Caroline Jones, Christine Mataza, James Alexander Berkley and Martha Mwangome
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:17
  11. Breastfeeding provides health benefits to both women and children. The rationale behind an individual woman’s decision to breastfeed or not can depend on several factors, either independently or in combination...

    Authors: Karin Cato, Sara M. Sylvén, Helena Wahlström Henriksson and Christine Rubertsson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:16
  12. Rapid increases in hospital and cesarean deliveries threaten an already falling exclusive breastfeeding rate (EBR) in Bangladesh. There is neither a sustained Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) nor any c...

    Authors: Iftia Jerin, Monira Akter, Khurshid Talukder, Muhammad Qudrat e Khuda Talukder and Mohammad Abdur Rahman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:14
  13. In China, the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months was only 20.8%. In promoting breastfeeding for newborns, a number of strategies have been initiated by Chinese government. These actions facilita...

    Authors: Xiao Xiao, Alice Yuen Loke, She-ning Zhu, Lin Gong, Hong-mei Shi and Fei-wan Ngai
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:12
  14. Timely initiation of breastfeeding or breastfeeding within 60 min of birth has been shown to be associated with significantly lower risk of infant mortality. The World Health Organization recommends starting b...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Gebretsadik Shibre and Amos Buh
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:10

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  15. A key reason for premature cessation of breastfeeding is inadequate support from healthcare providers. Most physicians and nurses do not feel confident in their ability to support families with breastfeeding i...

    Authors: Anna Sadovnikova, Samantha A. Chuisano, Kaoer Ma, Aria Grabowski, Kate P. Stanley, Katrina B. Mitchell, Anne Eglash, Jeffrey S. Plott, Ruth E. Zielinski and Olivia S. Anderson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:8
  16. The health benefits of exclusive breastfeeding practices in both the short and long term accrue to breastfed infants, mothers, families and the society at large. Despite the evidence of these benefits and adop...

    Authors: Alfred Kwesi Manyeh, Alberta Amu, David Etsey Akpakli, John E. Williams and Margaret Gyapong
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:7
  17. Employed women tend to exclusively breastfeed less than non-employed women. Early returning to work has been major reason why employed women stop exclusive breastfeeding. The aim of this study was to investiga...

    Authors: Tolossa Kebede, Kifle Woldemichael, Habtemu Jarso and Bayu Begashaw Bekele
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:6
  18. Adequate nutrition during early childhood ensures growth and development of children and breast milk is better than any other products given to a child. However, studies on exclusive breastfeeding practice are...

    Authors: Abdiasis Jama, Hailay Gebreyesus, Tewolde Wubayehu, Tsigehana Gebregyorgis, Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin, Tesfay Berhe and Negasi Berhe
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:5
  19. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is recommended for all infants. However, breastfeeding rates remain suboptimal; around 37% of infants are exclusively breastfed for the first six months...

    Authors: Emily L. Tuthill, Joshua D. Miller, Shalean M. Collins, Elizabeth M. Widen, Maricianah Onono and Sera L. Young
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:4
  20. Initiation of breastfeeding immediately after birth, exclusive breastfeeding, and continuous breastfeeding for at least 2 years lower the risk of newborn deaths. This study was conducted to examine the trends ...

    Authors: Berhanu Teshome Woldeamanuel
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:3
  21. Maternal overweight, infant feeding and early growth velocity are risk factors for obesity later in life. The first one thousand days are a window of opportunity to program health and disease. Exclusive breast...

    Authors: Fanny Aldana-Parra, Gilma Olaya and Mary Fewtrell
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:2
  22. Breastfeeding is a critical, evidence-based intervention that addresses malnutrition, improves early childhood development outcomes, and influences long-term maternal and infant health by reducing the non-comm...

    Authors: Christina Soti-Ulberg, Amber Hromi-Fiedler, Nicola L. Hawley, Take Naseri, Analosa Manuele-Magele, John Ah-Ching and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:1
  23. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is one of the key strategies to ensure infants and young children survive and grow. However, a 2010 study showed that it was only practiced by 50% of Tanzanian women. That study a...

    Authors: Janeth Bulemela, Heka Mapunda, Erna Snelgrove-Clarke, Noni MacDonald and Robert Bortolussi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:52
  24. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months followed by continued breastfeeding with complementary food up to 2 years of age or beyond. Few women achieve this recommendation i...

    Authors: Ingrid Blixt, Margareta Johansson, Ingegerd Hildingsson, Zoi Papoutsi and Christine Rubertsson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:51
  25. Breastfeeding is of great importance for infant health both short and long term, especially for those born preterm. Apart from the socio-economic and cultural factors which may influence a mother’s decision on...

    Authors: Jinyue Yu, Jonathan Wells, Zhuang Wei and Mary Fewtrell
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:50
  26. Interventions to promote breastfeeding are the cornerstone of efforts to reduce childhood illness and death from undernutrition. Evidence suggests that one of the most effective strategies to increase breastfe...

    Authors: Seema Mihrshahi, Hannah Tait, Rukhsana Haider, Gulshan Ara, Iqbal Kabir and Michael J. Dibley
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:48
  27. Milk ejection characteristics remain consistent throughout 12 months of lactation in women who expressed breastmilk with an electric breast pump. In addition these characteristics appear to remain constant whe...

    Authors: Hazel Gardner, Jacqueline C. Kent, Ching Tat Lai and Donna T. Geddes
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:47
  28. We aimed to investigate the association of breastfeeding on postpartum glucose levels and lipid profiles in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and women without GDM.

    Authors: Alexis Shub, Manisha Miranda, Harry M. Georgiou, Elizabeth A. McCarthy and Martha Lappas
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:46
  29. Chinese mothers of preterm infants often face obstacles to breastfeeding and commonly experience prolonged maternal-infant separation when their high-risk infants are hospitalized in a Neonatal Intensive Care ...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Yang, Debra Brandon, Hong Lu and Xiaomei Cong
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:45
  30. In a pediatric practice in Italy, actions were undertaken to apply the recommendations for a breastfeeding-friendly physician’s office and to promote the adoption of a semi-reclined or laid-back maternal posit...

    Authors: Mariarosa Milinco, Adriano Cattaneo, Anna Macaluso, Paola Materassi, Nicola Di Toro and Luca Ronfani
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:44
  31. The role of infant feeding for food allergy in children is unclear and studies have not addressed simultaneous exposures to different foods. The goal of this study was to analyze existing data on feeding pract...

    Authors: Joacy G. Mathias, Hongmei Zhang, Nelis Soto-Ramirez and Wilfried Karmaus
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:43
  32. Many infants worldwide are not breastfeeding according to WHO recommendations and this impacts on the health of women and children. Increasing breastfeeding is identified as a priority area supported by curren...

    Authors: Alison McFadden, Lindsay Siebelt, Joyce L. Marshall, Anna Gavine, Lisa-Christine Girard, Andrew Symon and Stephen MacGillivray
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:42
  33. Breastfeeding peer support is advocated in national and international guidelines, but the evidence base is mixed. In the UK, breastfeeding peer support was found to be ineffective in randomised controlled tria...

    Authors: Gill Thomson and Nicola Crossland
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:41
  34. At the national level in Ethiopia, there is limited knowledge of trends and factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF), particularly during the Millenium Develo...

    Authors: Kedir Y. Ahmed, Andrew Page, Amit Arora and Felix Akpojene Ogbo
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:40
  35. Donated human milk (DHM) is a safe alternative in the absence of mother’s own milk (MOM); however, specific clinical indications for DHM use and its impact on subsequent feeding practice remain unclear. We aim...

    Authors: Wesam Alyahya, Debbie Barnett, Andrew Cooper, Ada L. Garcia, Christine A. Edwards, David Young and Judith H. Simpson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:39
  36. Suboptimal breastfeeding is responsible for 96% of deaths among children under 12 months of age in developing countries. However, the exclusive breastfeeding rate in Nigeria from birth to 6 months is just 23%....

    Authors: Friday Ilop Joseph and Jane Earland
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:38
  37. Breastfeeding practices such as early initiation of breast milk and exclusive breastfeeding are key to the reduction of childhood morbidity and mortality. Despite the importance of these practices, rates of ti...

    Authors: Owen Nkoka, Peter A. M. Ntenda, Victor Kanje, Edith B. Milanzi and Amit Arora
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:37
  38. Being a mother of a preterm infant (< 37 gestational weeks) puts the mother in a vulnerable and fragile situation wherein breastfeeding is an important part of becoming a mother and bonding with the infant. Ne...

    Authors: Lina Palmér and Jenny Ericson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:35
  39. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), which is a medical complication that develops during pregnancy, is associated with several long-term health problems. Despite several benefits of exclusive breastfeeding (E...

    Authors: Preeyaporn Jirakittidul, Nalinee Panichyawat, Benjaphorn Chotrungrote and Athitaya Mala
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:34
  40. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) can prevent death and disease among young children. The proportion of EBF is low in Niger. This study aimed to identify the prevalence and correlates of exclusive breastfeeding.

    Authors: Mami Hitachi, Sumihisa Honda, Satoshi Kaneko and Yasuhiko Kamiya
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:32
  41. The presence of a tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) in an infant may lead to breastfeeding difficulties, but debate continues about which babies should be treated with frenotomy. The Bristol Tongue Assessment Tool (B...

    Authors: Jenny Ingram, Marion Copeland, Debbie Johnson and Alan Emond
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:31
  42. In 2016, 98% of children in Zimbabwe received breastmilk, however only 40% of babies under six months were exclusively breastfed 24 h prior to data collection. A 2014 survey revealed that Matabeleland South Pr...

    Authors: Paddington T. Mundagowa, Elizabeth M. Chadambuka, Pugie T. Chimberengwa and Fadzai Mukora-Mutseyekwa
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:30
  43. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended in the first six months of life. Observing breastfeeding practices and further the introduction of complementary food using a birth cohort can provide a better understand...

    Authors: Samarasimha Reddy N., Kulandaipalayam Natarajan Sindhu, Karthikeyan Ramanujam, Anuradha Bose, Gagandeep Kang and Venkata Raghava Mohan
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:29
  44. Breastfeeding rates remain low in China and some mothers stop breastfeeding shortly after returning to work. Our study aimed to investigate the association between breastfeeding practices of working mothers an...

    Authors: Jiawen Chen, Tong Xin, Junjian Gaoshan, Qiuhong Li, Kaiyue Zou, Shihui Tan, Yuhan Cheng, Yuning Liu, Jingyi Chen, Hanyu Wang, Ying Mu, Li Jiang and Kun Tang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:28
  45. Almost half of all Indonesian children under 6 months of age were not exclusive breastfed in 2017. Optimizing maternity protection programs may result in increased breastfeeding rates. This study aims to: esti...

    Authors: Adiatma Y. M. Siregar, Pipit Pitriyan, Dylan Walters, Matthew Brown, Linh T. H. Phan and Roger Mathisen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:27

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