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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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

  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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

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

  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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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