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  1. Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding practices among mothers in urban slum settlements: pooled analysis from three prospective birth cohort studies in South India

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends six months of exclusive breastfeeding. Despite documented health, social and economic benefits, the practice of exclusive breastfeeding is quite low and informati...

    Vasanthakumar Velusamy, Prasanna S. Premkumar and Gagandeep Kang

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:35

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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    A single 24 h recall overestimates exclusive breastfeeding practices among infants aged less than six months in rural Ethiopia

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) to six months is one of the World Health Organization’s (WHOs) infant and young child feeding (IYCF) core indicators. Single 24 h recall method is currently in use to measure excl...

    Esete Habtemariam Fenta, Robel Yirgu, Bilal Shikur and Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:36

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  3. Research

    The effect of high-intensity breastfeeding on postpartum glucose tolerance in women with recent gestational diabetes

    Although breastfeeding is expected to reduce the incidence of diabetes in women with gestational diabetes, the effect has not been clearly confirmed. We examined whether or not high-intensity breastfeeding red...

    Ichiro Yasuhi, Tomoko Soda, Hiroshi Yamashita, Atsuko Urakawa, Mihoko Izumi, Yukari Kugishima and Yasushi Umezaki

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:32

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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    Study protocol: An investigation of mother-infant signalling during breastfeeding using a randomised trial to test the effectiveness of breastfeeding relaxation therapy on maternal psychological state, breast milk production and infant behaviour and growth

    The physiological and psychological signalling between mother and infant during lactation is one of the prominent mother-infant factors that may influence breastfeeding outcomes. The infant can ‘signal’ his ne...

    N.H. M. Shukri, J. Wells, F. Mukhtar, M.H.S. Lee and M. Fewtrell

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:33

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  5. Research

    What influences feeding decisions for HIV-exposed infants in rural Kenya?

    Infant feeding in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) poses unique challenges to mothers and healthcare workers in balancing the perceived risks of HIV transmission and nutritional requirements. ...

    Helen M. Nabwera, Joyline Jepkosgei, Kelly W. Muraya, Amin S. Hassan, Catherine S. Molyneux, Rehema Ali, Andrew M. Prentice, James A. Berkley and Martha K. Mwangome

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:31

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  6. Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers in Gozamin district, northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

    Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding infants only breast milk, be it directly from breast or expressed, except drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, mineral supplements or medicine. Exclusive breast...

    Melkamu Tamir Hunegnaw, Lemma Derseh Gezie and Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:30

    Published on: 10 July 2017

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    Qualitative exploration of psychological reactions and coping strategies of breastfeeding mothers living with HIV in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

    Exploring the psychological reactions of breastfeeding mothers living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is an important step which may improve guidelines for counselling. The purpose of this study was to...

    Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong, Florence Naab and Adzo Kwashie

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:28

    Published on: 24 June 2017

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    Exclusive breastfeeding and mothers’ employment status in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study

    Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding an infant breast milk only, for the first six months. In Ethiopia, more than half of infants do not receive exclusive breastfeeding. Workplace barriers contribute ...

    Dawit Alemayehu Chekol, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw and Yayehirad Alemu Melsew

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:27

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  9. Research

    Infant and young child feeding practice among mothers with 0–24 months old children in Slum areas of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia

    Adequate nutrition during infancy and early childhood is essential to ensure the health, growth and development of children. However, infant feeding practice is suboptimal in Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia. The slum...

    Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Tadese Ejigu Tafere and Dereje Berhanu Abitew

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:26

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  10. Research

    Correlates of early neonatal feeding practice in Dabat HDSS site, northwest Ethiopia

    Delaying the start of breastfeeding and giving prelacteal feeding leads to a significant increase in neonatal and infant deaths, particularly in a resource limited countries, like Ethiopia. Therefore, this stu...

    Terefe Derso, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Amare Tariku, Nigusie Birhan Tebeje, Zemichael Gizaw, Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Alemayehu Shimeka, Yigzaw Kebede, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Mezgebu Yitayal, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Mamo Wubeshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Melkamu Birku, Abel Fekadu, Geta Asrade…

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:25

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  11. Research

    Child feeding practices and diarrheal disease among children less than two years of age of the nomadic people in Hadaleala District, Afar Region, Northeast Ethiopia

    Diarrhea is a serious public health problem in Ethiopia. It is responsible for 24–30% of all infant deaths and there is a lack of evidence on the health burdens among the nomadic people. This study was therefo...

    Zemichael Gizaw, Wondwoson Woldu and Bikes Destaw Bitew

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:24

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  12. Research

    Breastfeeding the late preterm infant: experiences of mothers and perceptions of public health nurses

    The promotion and maintenance of breastfeeding with late preterm infants (LPIs) remain under examined topics of study. This dearth of research knowledge, especially for this population at-risk for various heal...

    Aliyah Dosani, Jena Hemraj, Shahirose S. Premji, Genevieve Currie, Sandra M. Reilly, Abhay K. Lodha, Marilyn Young and Marc Hall

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:23

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  13. Research

    Breastfeeding patterns and its determinants among mothers living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus -1 in four African countries participating in the ANRS 12174 trial

    HIV-1 transmission rates have been reduced over the last decade, an estimated 2 million new infections per year arise, including 220,000 paediatric cases. The main post-natal HIV exposure is through breastfeed...

    Eric N. Somé, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Nicolas Nagot, Nicolas Meda, Carl Lombard, Roselyne Vallo, Marianne Peries, Chipepo Kankasa, James K. Tumwine, G. Justus Hofmeyr, Mandisa Singata, Kim Harper, Philippe Van De Perre and Thorkild Tylleskar

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:22

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  14. Research

    Predictors of exclusive breastfeeding duration among 6–12 month aged children in gurage zone, South Ethiopia: a survival analysis

    Exclusive breastfeeding is giving only breast milk to an infant from birth up to six months of age, with the exception of medications and vitamins. For the first six months of life, breast milk alone is the id...

    Abebaw Wasie Kasahun, Wako Golicha Wako, Meron Worku Gebere and Gebremariam Hailemichael Neima

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:20

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  15. Research

    Breastfeeding counseling and support are associated with continuous exclusive breastfeeding from one week to six months of age among HIV exposed infants in north Gondar zone, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

    Globally, exclusive breastfeeding prevents 1.3 million child deaths and has an added benefit for people living with the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) by preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Ho...

    Haregeweyin Genetu, Melaku Kindie Yenit and Amare Tariku

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:21

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  16. Research

    Breastfeeding woman are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency than non-breastfeeding women - insights from the German VitaMinFemin study

    Despite increased awareness of the adverse health effects of vitamin D deficiency, only a few studies have evaluated the vitamin D status (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OHD)]) of breastfeeding women and up to now, n...

    Sandra Gellert, Alexander Ströhle and Andreas Hahn

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:19

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  17. Research

    Effect of breastfeeding versus infant formula on iron status of infants with beta thalassemia major

    Thalassemia major or Cooley’s anemia is the most severe form of beta thalassemia in which the complete lack of beta protein in the hemoglobin causes a life-threatening anemia requiring regular blood transfusio...

    Usama Roshdy El Safy, Manar Mohamed Fathy, Tamer Hasan Hassan, Marwa Zakaria, Mohamed Abdel Kader Al Malky, Mohamed Arafa, Hany El Sayed, Ashgan Al Ghobashy, Boshra Zaho, Attia Abdel Wahab and Mohamed Hosam Mourad

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:18

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  18. Research

    Infant feeding knowledge, perceptions and practices among women with and without HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa: a survey in healthcare facilities

    South Africa has a history of low breastfeeding rates among women with and without Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In this study, we assessed infant feeding knowledge, perceptions and practices among pregn...

    Coceka N. Mnyani, Carol L. Tait, Jean Armstrong, Duane Blaauw, Matthew F. Chersich, Eckhart J Buchmann, Remco P. H. Peters and James A McIntyre

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:17

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  19. Research

    Prevalence and determinants of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding in the early postnatal period in Sydney, Australia

    Optimal breastfeeding has benefits for the mother-infant dyads. This study investigated the prevalence and determinants of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in the early postnatal period in a cultural...

    Felix A. Ogbo, John Eastwood, Andrew Page, Amit Arora, Anne McKenzie, Bin Jalaludin, Elaine Tennant, Erin Miller, Jane Kohlhoff, Justine Noble, Karina Chaves, Jennifer M. Jones, John Smoleniec, Paul Chay, Bronwyn Smith, Ju-Lee Oei…

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:16

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  20. Research

    Low rate of initiation and short duration of breastfeeding in a maternal and infant home visiting project targeting rural, Southern, African American women

    Despite the benefits of breastfeeding for both infant and mother, rates in the United States remain below Healthy People 2020 breastfeeding objectives. This paper describes breastfeeding outcomes of the Delta ...

    Jessica L. Thomson, Lisa M. Tussing-Humphreys, Melissa H. Goodman, Alicia S. Landry and Sarah E. Olender

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:15

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  21. Research

    Challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers attending the child welfare clinic at a regional hospital in Ghana: a descriptive cross-sectional study

    The challenges and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) have been examined in many parts of the world. Considering the socio-cultural dynamics and the few research studies in Ghana, the factors that hin...

    Abigail Kusi-Amponsah Diji, Victoria Bam, Ernest Asante, Alberta Yemotsoo Lomotey, Samuel Yeboah and Haim Acquah Owusu

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:13

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  22. Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding practice and associated factors among mothers in Motta town, East Gojjam zone, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, 2015: a cross-sectional study

    Exclusive breastfeeding means babies are given only breast milk and nothing else: no other milk, food, drink, not even water for one day (24 hrs) before the survey was conducted. It prevents 13% of childhood m...

    Tilahun Tewabe, Alemnesh Mandesh, Tenaw Gualu, Girma Alem, Getnet Mekuria and Haymanot Zeleke

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:12

    Published on: 27 February 2017

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