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  1. Early and exclusive breastfeeding may reduce neonatal and post-neonatal mortality in low-resource settings. However, prelacteal feeding (PLF), the practice of giving food or liquid before breastfeeding is esta...

    Authors: Hannah Tong, Andrew Thorne-Lyman, Amanda C. Palmer, Saijuddin Shaikh, Hasmot Ali, Ya Gao, Monica M. Pasqualino, Lee Wu, Kelsey Alland, Kerry Schulze, Keith P. West, Jr., Md Iqbal Hossain and Alain B. Labrique
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:15
  2. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV, which may occur in utero, during birth, or through breastmilk, is now largely preventable with the advancement of HIV testing and treatment for women and their infants. Glo...

    Authors: Emily L. Tuthill, Belinda C. Odhiambo and Ann E. Maltby
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:14
  3. Clinical advice may suggest discontinuing breastfeeding after the diagnosis of phenylketonuria in infants as the only effective way to monitor the newborn's intake and accurate measurement of phenylalanine (Ph...

    Authors: Zaniar Mohammadzadeh, Loghman Sharifi, Asadolah Fatholahpour and Elham Bazshahi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:12
  4. The Mothers’ Milk Tool, developed and launched by the Australian National University and Alive & Thrive in 2022, allows to estimate the volume and value of breastmilk using prevalence rates of breastfeeding by...

    Authors: Benedetta Zabotti, Sara Buchini, Mariarosa Milinco, Adriano Cattaneo, Paola Pani and Luca Ronfani
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:11
  5. Despite the World Health Organization’s firm recommendation to start breastfeeding during the first hour after delivery, nearly 54% of children in low- and middle-income countries are unable to initiate breast...

    Authors: Ribka Nigatu Haile, Biruk Beletew Abate and Tegene Atamenta Kitaw
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:10
  6. The World Health Organization recommends the use of donated human milk (HM) as the second-best option for mothers who are temporarily unable to provide sufficient breast milk to meet the needs of their infants...

    Authors: Mohammed A. M. Ahmed, Charles Patrick Namisi, Nakibuuka Victoria Kirabira, Micheal Webba Lwetabe and Joseph Rujumba
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:9
  7. Improving breastfeeding rates is one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent infant deaths, but most of the world falls far below WHO recommended breastfeeding practices. Confident, informed healthcare work...

    Authors: Mary Ellen Gilder, Chanapat Pateekhum, Nan San Wai, Prapatsorn Misa, Phimthip Sanguanwai, Jarntrah Sappayabanphot, Nan Eh Tho, Wichuda Wiwattanacharoen, Nopakoon Nantsupawat, Ahmar Hashmi, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon and Rose McGready
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:8
  8. The global issue of low breastfeeding rates has been widely reported. Quantitative studies have shown the positive effects of peer support on breastfeeding. However, the experiences of mothers who receive brea...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Yang, Huijuan Liu, Xiaoyi Cui and Jingwen Meng
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:7
  9. The World Health Organization states that women and their families need breastfeeding support from the healthcare system. However, knowledge about the most effective way to involve the partner in breastfeeding...

    Authors: Ingrid Blixt, Ove Axelsson and Eva-Lotta Funkquist
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:6
  10. While the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in human breast milk is contentious, anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies have been consistently detected in human breast milk. However, it is uncertain when and how long the antibodies ...

    Authors: Irene Fernández-Buhigas, Nieves Rayo, Julia Cuesta Silos, Berta Serrano, Olga Ocón-Hernández, Bo Wah Leung, Juan Luis Delgado, David Sánchez-Nieves Fernández, Silvia Valle, Laura De Miguel, Aroa Silgado, Ramón Perez Tanoira, Valeria Rolle, Belén Santacruz, Maria M. Gil and Liona C. Poon
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:5
  11. Breastfeeding provides many short- and long-term health benefits for mothers and their infants and is a particularly relevant strategy for women who experience Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) during pregna...

    Authors: Georgia Otter, Deborah Davis, Ella Kurz, Mary-Ellen Hooper, Alison Shield, Indira Samarawickrema, Sarah Spiller and Marjorie Atchan
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:4
  12. Early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding are crucial in preventing child morbidity and mortality. Despite the importance of these practices, rates of timely initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breast...

    Authors: Addisalem Zebene Armdie, Bedilu Alamirie Ejigu, Assefa Seme, Selamawit Desta, Mahari Yihdego and Solomon Shiferaw
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:1
  13. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as the best method for infant feeding. Known risk factors for breastfeeding non-initiation and early cessation of breastfeeding are diverse and include lo...

    Authors: Hilary K. Brown, Lesley Pablo, Natalie V. Scime, Amira M. Aker and Cindy-Lee Dennis
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:70
  14. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in infants for the first 6 months of life. This analysis aims to estimate the proportion of Indian infants exclusively breastfed for...

    Authors: Samarasimha Reddy N, Aravind Dharmaraj, Jovis Jacob and Kulandaipalayam Natarajan Sindhu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:69
  15. During the breastfeeding period, important transient changes in calcium homeostasis are verified in the maternal skeleton, to meet the demand for calcium for breastmilk production. The literature is inconclusi...

    Authors: Larissa Brazolotto Ferreira, Keny Gonçalves Tirapeli, Carla Cristiane Silva and Tamara Beres Lederer Goldberg
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:68
  16. More women with intellectual disabilities are becoming mothers but fewer are known to breastfeed compared with other women. Women with intellectual disabilities are entitled to accessible antenatal and infant ...

    Authors: Emma Douglass, Clare Johnson, Geraldine Lucas and Sally Dowling
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:67
  17. Uganda surpasses many African nations and the global average in exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates. Yet, malnutrition is a critical issue, with stunting impacting roughly 29% of children under 5 years. Enhanc...

    Authors: Derrick Kimuli, Florence Nakaggwa, Norah Namuwenge, Rebecca N. Nsubuga, Paul Isabirye, Kenneth Kasule, Justine Fay Katwesige, Sheila Nyakwezi, Solome Sevume, Norbert Mubiru, Barbara Amuron and Daraus Bukenya
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:66
  18. Given the limited availability of research on the association between COVID-19 infection and breastfeeding success, the primary objective of this study is to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of this relation...

    Authors: Ashraf Moini, Fatemeh Heidari, Mitra Eftekhariyazdi, Reihaneh Pirjani, Marjan Ghaemi, Nasim Eshraghi and Maryam Rabiei
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:65
  19. The syndemic effects of poverty, food insecurity and living with HIV are recognized as global health priorities, including through the United Nations Sustainability Goals 1, 2 and 3. Today, women and girls acc...

    Authors: Emily L. Tuthill, Ann E. Maltby, Belinda C. Odhiambo, Thomas J. Hoffmann, Maureen Nyaura, Rosemary Shikari, Craig R. Cohen and Sheri D. Weiser
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:64
  20. Human hindmilk contains higher concentrations of fat than foremilk and is more desirable for growth in preterm infants who can tolerate limited volumes of breastmilk. There is currently no clear demarcation be...

    Authors: Walaiporn Bowornkitiwong, Chulaluk Komoltri and Sopapan Ngerncham
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:63
  21. Authors: Xiao-Ling Zhan, Ning Pan, Shamshad Karatela, Lei Shi, Xin Wang, Zhao-Yan Liu, Jin Jing, Xiu-Hong Li, Li Cai and Li-Zi Lin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:61

    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:41

  22. The Philippines has enacted maternity protection policies, such as the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law and the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009, to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding....

    Authors: Cherry C. Maramag, Jyn Allec R. Samaniego, Mary Christine Castro, Paul Zambrano, Tuan T Nguyen, Jennifer Cashin, Janice Datu-Sanguyo, Roger Mathisen and Amy Weissman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:60
  23. Low birthweight (LBW) infants are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Exclusive breastfeeding up to six months is recommended to help them thrive through infection prevention, growth improvements, an...

    Authors: Linda Vesel, Emily Benotti, Sarah Somji, Roopa M Bellad, Umesh Charantimath, Sangappa M Dhaded, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Chandrashekhar Karadiguddi, Geetanjali Mungarwadi, Sunil S Vernekar, Rodrick Kisenge, Karim Manji, Nahya Salim, Abraham Samma, Christopher R Sudfeld, Irving F Hoffman…
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:59
  24. The exclusive breastfeeding rate in China remains significantly low. Numerous studies have identified the impact of maternal characteristics on exclusive breastfeeding; however, the correlation between primary...

    Authors: Jingchun Nie, Jinbiao Ye, Shichong Wu, Nan Wang, Yangyuan Li, Yunjie Liu, Zulihumaer Reheman, Junhao Wu, Jie Yang and Yaojiang Shi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:58
  25. There is a lack of large, nationwide, birth cohort studies in Japan that examine the relationships of initial feeding habits and breastfeeding period duration with offspring functional constipation at 3 years ...

    Authors: Noriko Motoki, Yuji Inaba, Hirokazu Toubou, Kohei Hasegawa, Takumi Shibazaki, Teruomi Tsukahara and Tetsuo Nomiyama
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:57
  26. Breastfeeding is a critical health intervention in infants. Recent literature reported that the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant mental health issues in pregnant and breastfeeding women due to social ...

    Authors: Jawahar Jagarapu, Marlon I. Diaz, Christoph U. Lehmann and Richard J. Medford
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:56
  27. Breastfeeding up to two years and beyond supports the health and neurobiological development of a child. Nevertheless, mothers experience criticism from health professionals towards breastfeeding beyond 12 mon...

    Authors: Oona Ojantausta, Niina Pöyhönen, Riikka Ikonen and Marja Kaunonen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:55
  28. Very few studies have assessed the association between COVID-19 infection and the rates of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) upon discharge following the first waves of the pandemic and after initiation of vaccina...

    Authors: Miguel Ángel Marín Gabriel, Sergio Martín Lozoya, Susana de las Heras Ibarra, Laura Domingo Comeche, Ersilia González Carrasco, Paula Lalaguna Mallada, Natalia Villó Sirerol, Lucía García Fernández, José Jiménez Martínez and Ana Royuela Vicente
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:54
  29. Breastfeeding mothers’ decisions to donate their milk is influenced by their knowledge, attitudes, and subjective norms such as their family’s opinions on milk donation. In Iran, women have favorable knowledge...

    Authors: Shirin Shahbazi Sighaldeh, Maryam Moridi, Vafa Ghorban Sabagh, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad and Fatemeh Shateranni
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:53
  30. Previous studies examined the effects of breastfeeding on measured values of body circumferences or blood pressure during childhood. However, limited data are available for the association between child feedin...

    Authors: Dan Lin, Didi Chen, Jun Huang, Yun Li, Xiaosa Wen, Ping Ou and Huijing Shi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:52
  31. In 2022 the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) published Clinical Protocol #36: The Mastitis Spectrum, which aims to update clinical approaches to management of benign lactation-related breast inflammatio...

    Authors: Pamela Douglas
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:51
  32. Although breastfeeding is strongly recommended, the breastfeeding rate of preterm infants in China remains significantly low. In addition to the global structural challenges to breastfeeding and the physiologi...

    Authors: Yaqi Yu, Qianru Liu, Xiaoju Xiong, Ying Luo, Wen Xie, Wenshuai Song, Maoling Fu, Qiaoyue Yang and Genzhen Yu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:50
  33. Breastfeeding in the public sphere is known to be experienced as a problem for many women. It has been shown to arouse negative feelings among the public, depending on the attitude of those in the immediate su...

    Authors: Charlotta Dykes, Pernilla Ny, Yvonne L. Hauck, Lesley Kuliukas, Louise Gallagher, Vivienne Brady and Christine Rubertsson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:49
  34. Global and Indonesian guidelines suggest that breastfeeding should continue for at least the first two years of life. While many studies have focused on six-month exclusive breastfeeding practices, little is k...

    Authors: Bunga Astria Paramashanti, Michael J Dibley, Tanvir M Huda, Yayi Suryo Prabandari and Neeloy Ashraful Alam
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:48
  35. Although breastfeeding is practiced by 98% of mothers in Vietnam, infant breastfeeding behaviors remain far from World Health Organization recommendations and continues to decline. This study aims to explore t...

    Authors: Hoang Thi Nam Giang, Do Thi Thuy Duy, Nguyen Lam Vuong, Nguyen Thi Tu Ngoc, Thu Thi Pham, Nguyen Tran Minh Duc, Trinh Thi Diem Le, Tran Thi Tuyet Nga, Le Tho Minh Hieu, Nguyen Thi Tuong Vi, Bui Minh Triet, Nguyen Tan Thach, Tran Thi Bach Truc and Nguyen Tien Huy
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:47
  36. Evidence suggested that inequalities based on education, wealth status, place of residence, and geographical regions significantly influence the key breastfeeding indicators including early initiation of breas...

    Authors: Satyajit Kundu, Syed Sharaf Ahmed Chowdhury, Md Tamzid Hasan and Azaz Bin Sharif
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:46
  37. The breastfeeding rates of late preterm infants are lower than both term and extremely preterm infants. To explore the interventions of increasing full breast milk feeding rate of hospitalized late preterm inf...

    Authors: Meiying Quan, Zhenghong Li, Laura Placke Ward, Shuju Feng, Yalin Jing, Lin Wang and Jing Yuan
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:45
  38. Exclusive breastfeeding in the initial six months of infancy plays a significant role in the physical and cognitive development of the child. One in two children below six months of age in India is not receivi...

    Authors: Haseena Chekrain Valappil, Rajeev Jayalakshmi and Christian Sewor
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:44
  39. Despite benefits of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) and its strategic place in the national guidelines for infant and young child feeding, its practice remains insufficient in Cote d’Ivoire. It is therefore impo...

    Authors: Ibrahima Koffi, Esme Marie Laure Essis, Iba Bamba, Kaudjhis Rh Assi, Loukou Léandre Konan and Joseph Aka
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:43
  40. Sri Lanka is an upper-middle-income country with excellent health statistics. However, 2016 Demographic and Health Survey data have shown 82% and 64% of mothers exclusively breastfed infants aged 0–6 months an...

    Authors: Kandeepan Karthigesu, Sandrasegarampillai Balakumar and Vasanthy Arasaratnam
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:42
  41. To investigate the relationship between infant feeding practices and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children aged 2–5 years in the United States (US).

    Authors: Xiao-Ling Zhan, Ning Pan, Shamshad Karatela, Lei Shi, Xin Wang, Zhao-Yan Liu, Jin Jing, Xiu-Hong Li, Li Cai and Li-Zi Lin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:41

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:61

  42. The World Health Organization and the government of China have made many efforts to improve breastfeeding practices. The evidence of breastfeeding practices over the past decade in China is limited. The curren...

    Authors: Zeyu Li, Yufei Jia, Iris Parshley, Yaoguang Zhang, Jia Wang and Qian Long
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:40
  43. Many women have low confidence in breastfeeding and have concerns regarding low milk volume or discomfort with breastfeeding. Antenatal hand expression may be an opportunity to help women feel more comfortable...

    Authors: Sally Chen, Yukiko Washio, Angela Liu, Colette Acker and Gail Herrine
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:39
  44. The influx of Syrian refugees into Turkey has highlighted the importance of supporting breastfeeding practices among this vulnerable population. We aimed to evaluate the breastfeeding and infant feeding attitu...

    Authors: Siddika Songül Yalçın, Meryem Erat Nergiz and Suzan Yalçın
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:38
  45. Knowledge on breastfeeding among women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is sparse. We wanted to identify the frequency of breastfeeding in SLE, and to compare breastfeeding women with SLE to non-breastf...

    Authors: Maylinn Bjerkaas Hanssen, Agnete Malm Gulati, Hege Koksvik and Marianne Wallenius
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:37
  46. Despite the undisputed benefits of breastfeeding, infants might become exposed to xenobiotics that could be excreted into breast milk following maternal exposure. This study was conducted to assess breastmilk ...

    Authors: Ramzi Shawahna, Rana Saleh, Lina Owiwi, Aya Abdi, Diana Bani-Odeh, Iyad Maqboul, Hatim Hijaz and Mohammad Jaber
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:36

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