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  1. Turkey hosts the highest number of refugees in the World including 65% of Syrian refugees who reside in Turkey. Mothers and children were the most negatively affected among the Syrian refugees who had to migra...

    Authors: Siddika Songül Yalcin, Esin Aydin Aksoy, Suzan Yalcin and Mehmet Ali Eryurt
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:10
  2. Recommended breastfeeding practices contribute to improved health of infants, young children, and mothers. Access to comprehensive maternity protection would enable working women to breastfeed for longer. Wome...

    Authors: Catherine Pereira-Kotze, Alison Feeley, Tanya Doherty and Mieke Faber
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:9
  3. Exclusive breastfeeding to six months of age is a major global public health priority. Several characteristics are known to be associated with early cessation of breastfeeding, however, limited evidence exists...

    Authors: Renee Reynolds, Melanie Kingsland, Justine Daly, Milly Licata, Belinda Tully, Emma Doherty, Eva Farragher, Clare Desmet, Christophe Lecathelinais, Julianne McKie, Melanie Williams, John Wiggers and Jenna Hollis
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:8
  4. Breastfeeding should begin as soon as possible after birth and continue exclusively to 6 months of age. In Vietnam, as in many other countries, breastfeeding is decreasing because of modern lifestyles and the ...

    Authors: Thi Thuy Duong Doan, Trung Chuyen Tran, Ngoc Minh Pham, Yun Zhao, Thi Phuong Hoa Dinh, Nguyen Xuan Hoai, Andy Lee, Colin Binns and Thi Thu Ha Bui
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:7
  5. Despite strong evidence about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, that is the baby receiving only breast milk, no other foods or liquids, rates have remained relatively unchanged over the past two decades...

    Authors: Roopa M Bellad, Niranjana S Mahantshetti, Umesh S Charantimath, Tony Ma, Yukiko Washio, Vanessa L Short, Katie Chang, Parth Lalakia, Frances J Jaeger, Patricia J Kelly, Geetanjali Mungarwadi, Chandrashekar C Karadiguddi, Shivaprasad S Goudar and Richard J Derman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:6
  6. Approximately 80% of births in Taiwan occurred in Baby-Friendly accredited facilities, although the trend of exclusively breastfeeding infants until 6 months of age has stagnated in the last ten years. To guid...

    Authors: Yu-Wen Wang and Ying-Ju Chang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:5
  7. Conflicting advice and non-evidence-based recommendations have a negative effect on breastfeeding. Since 2011, the National Food Agency in Sweden has informed parents that they can introduce tiny tastings (1 mL o...

    Authors: Jenny Stern, Eva-Lotta Funkquist and Maria Grandahl
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:4
  8. Our main objective was to determine the evolution of IgG and IgA antibodies directed against SARS-CoV-2 protein S in the blood of lactating women and in breast milk.

    Authors: Carolina Lechosa-Muñiz, María Paz-Zulueta, Juan Irure-Ventura, Jose Manuel Mendez-Legaza, Rocío Cuesta González, Inés Gómez-Acebo, Marcos López-Hoyos, Javier Llorca and María Jesús Cabero-Pérez
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:3
  9. Exclusive breastfeeding remains sub-optimal in low-income countries contributing to infant mortality. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions, delivered through personal mobile phones, to improve exclusive breas...

    Authors: Kidane Tadesse Gebremariam, Afework Mulugeta and Danielle Gallegos
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:2
  10. Almost half of all pregnant women in the United States gain weight above Institute of Medicine gestational weight gain guidelines. Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce weight retention in the first year post...

    Authors: Saralyn F. Foster, Christian Vazquez, Catherine Cubbin, Amy R. Nichols, Rachel R. Rickman and Elizabeth M. Widen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2023 18:1
  11. Human milk is important for the health and development of preterm infants. China’s neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) have adopted the management system of maternal–infant separation. Human milk received an...

    Authors: Rui Yang, Danqi Chen, Hua Wang and Xinfen Xu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:95
  12. Parental stress in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) is well known, as is the stress induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. This combination might increase stress to the extent of affecting the availability of m...

    Authors: Ilia Bresesti, Laura Morlacchi, Caterina Cazzaniga, Camilla Sangiorgio, Lorenza Bertù, Maria Elena Bolis, Angela Bossi and Massimo Agosti
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:94
  13. Estimates by the World Health Organization indicate that over 800,000 global neonatal deaths each year are attributed to deviations from recommended best practices in infant feeding. Identifying factors promot...

    Authors: Marina Magalhães, Amanda Ojeda, Karah Mechlowitz, Kaitlin Brittain, Jenna Daniel, Kedir Teji Roba, Jemal Yousuf Hassen, Mark J. Manary, Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, Arie H. Havelaar and Sarah L. McKune
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:93
  14. Nutritional support influences the growth and development of late preterm infants (LPIs) and their long-term health status. However, healthy LPIs have a shorter hospital stay and may not receive adequate care ...

    Authors: Izumi Sato, Masumi Imura and Yohei Kawasaki
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:92
  15. With mobile technologies becoming more advanced and accessible, mobile health (mHealth) has been incorporated in delivering timely and convenient breastfeeding support. However, its feasibility and potential e...

    Authors: Heidi S. L. Fan, M. Y. Ho, Rachel W. T. Ko, Jojo Y. Y. Kwok, P. H. Chau, Janet Y. H. Wong, M. P. Wang and Kris Y. W. Lok
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:91
  16. To date, 40 Human Milk Banks (HMB) have been established in Italy; however, recent cost analysis data for operating an HMB in Italy are not available in the literature.

    Authors: Guglielmo Salvatori, Domenico Umberto De Rose, Maria Clemente, Cristina Gentili, Giovanni Paride Verardi, Patrizia Amadio, Maria Paola Reposi, Pietro Bagolan and Andrea Dotta
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:90
  17. HIV and sub-optimal infant feeding practices remain important threats to child growth, development, and survival in low- and middle-income countries. To our knowledge, few studies have explored health service ...

    Authors: Duduzile Faith Nsibande, Vuyolwethu Magasana, Wanga Zembe, Gurpreet Kindra, Mary Mogashoa, Ameena Goga and Vundli Ramokolo
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:89
  18. Unilateral cleft lip and / or palate (UCL/P) is one of the most common congenital craniofacial differences. The objective of this study was to describe the maternal perception of breastfeeding in children with...

    Authors: Cerón-Zapata Ana María, Martínez-Delgado Cecilia María and Calderón-Higuita Gloria Emilia
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:88
  19. The World Health Organization recommends that babies should receive exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for six months, and mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed until their infant is aged two years or older. T...

    Authors: Paveewan Jiravisitkul, Saraiorn Thonginnetra, Naruporn Kasemlawan and Thitiphong Suntharayuth
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:87
  20. Lactation support resources are less likely to be located in close proximity to where Black families live and there is a systemic racist health care belief that Black women prefer bottle feeding (with infant f...

    Authors: Emiliane Lemos Pereira, Paul A. Estabrooks, Alejandro Arjona, Wyconda Cotton-Curtis, Judith C. P. Lin, Carrie L. Saetermoe and Kacie C. A. Blackman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:86
  21. WHO recommends donor milk as the next best choice if Mothers’ own milk (MOM) is unavailable. At our milk bank, during the COVID 19 pandemic, we observed a steep decline in the collection of donor milk, while P...

    Authors: Maheshwar Bhasin, Sushma Nangia, Gunjana Kumar, Abha Parihar and Srishti Goel
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:85
  22. The in-hospital stay following childbirth is a critical time for education and support of new mothers to establish breastfeeding. The WHO/UNICEF ‘Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (Ten Steps)’ was launched...

    Authors: Andini Pramono, Julie Smith, Siobhan Bourke and Jane Desborough
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:84
  23. Exclusive breastfeeding is the optimal infant nutrition, providing infants immunoprotection against many diseases including SARS-CoV-2 infection. Restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic may have negatively a...

    Authors: Ilana Azulay Chertok, Rada Artzi-Medvedik, Maryse Arendt, Emma Sacks, Marina Ruxandra Otelea, Carina Rodrigues, Raquel Costa, Karolina Linden, Mehreen Zaigham, Helen Elden, Daniela Drandic, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Céline Miani, Emanuelle Pessa Valente, Benedetta Covi, Marzia Lazzerini…
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:83
  24. The impact of breastfeeding on childhood obesity has long been under debate, with most research showing significant association, and others showing weak or no association between breastfeeding and childhood ob...

    Authors: Weiqin Li, Jiarong Yuan, Leishen Wang, Yijuan Qiao, Enqing Liu, Shuo Wang and Junhong Leng
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:82
  25. Cesarean birth is associated with a higher prevalence of delayed onset of lactogenesis II (DOLII) than vaginal birth. DOLII refers to the delayed initiation of copious milk production beyond 72 h after birth. ...

    Authors: Weining Lian, Juan Ding, Tiantian Xiong, Jiandi Liuding and LinTao Nie
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:81
  26. The health workers in Jiaxing of China have established maternal health WeChat groups for maternal health education and management since 2019. Pregnant women in Jiaxing are invited to join the WeChat groups an...

    Authors: Chun-Yan Fu, Xue-Juan Tang, Ling-Pei Pan, Hai-Ying Jin, Juan-Feng Yao and Li-Zhong Wang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:80
  27. The 2013 WHO guidelines for nutritional rehabilitation of malnourished infants under six months (u6m) focus on inpatient re-establishment of exclusive breastfeeding and recommends discharge when infant is gain...

    Authors: Martha Mwangome, Nicole Feune de Colombi, Sophie Chabeda, Edward Mumbo, Julie Jemutai, Benjamin Tsofa, Jacinta Nzinga and Caroline Jones
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:79
  28. Research on the association between breastfeeding and postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is sparse. This study aimed to examine the association between exclusive breastfeeding up to 42 days after...

    Authors: Jingfen Chen, Xiaolu Lai, Lepeng Zhou, Ravi Retnakaran, Shi Wu Wen, Daniel Krewski, Liping Huang, Meng Li and Ri-hua Xie
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:78
  29. Infant feeding practices are rapidly changing within rural areas in Mexico, including indigenous communities. The aim of this study was to compare infant feeding recommendations between grandmothers and health...

    Authors: Paulina Luna, Nerli Paredes-Ruvalcaba, Tania Valdes, Barbara Guerrero, Angélica García-Martínez, Rafael Pérez Escamilla and Diana Bueno-Gutiérrez
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:77
  30. Exclusive breastfeeding is an essential need for mothers and newborn babies, but cultural practices and employment demands significantly influence feeding practices. The association between neonatal intensive ...

    Authors: Brijroy Viswanathan, Rajai El Bedaywi, Ahmed Tomerak, Sarfrazul Abedin and Prem Chandra
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:76
  31. Human milk banks (HMB) play an essential role by providing human milk to infants who would otherwise not be able to receive mother’s milk. There is currently no donor milk bank in Turkey. For any new health in...

    Authors: Ceren Varer Akpinar, Aliye Mandiracioglu, Safiye Ozvurmaz, Filiz Adana, Nazife Koc and Fatma Kurt
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:74
  32. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for six months is recommended as one of the most important ways to support child health and survival, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, breastfeeding women encou...

    Authors: Sasitara Nuampa, Ameporn Ratinthorn, Crystal L. Patil, Kornkanok Kuesakul, Sudhathai Prasong and Metpapha Sudphet
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:73
  33. Cyclosporine is widely used for immunosuppressive treatment of various systematic and local autoimmune diseases. Breastfeeding is conventionally contraindicated when treating with cyclosporine due to its excre...

    Authors: Ruizhe Li, Chuan Zhang, Hongjing Wang and Yunfei An
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:72
  34. Listening to music can reduce or manage stress, fatigue, and accompanying symptoms in mothers. Music increases oxytocin secretion which affects breast milk. This study aimed to examine the effect of lullaby on...

    Authors: Somayeh SefidHaji, Parvin Aziznejadroshan, Mohsen Haghshenas Mojaveri, Hossein-Ali Nikbakht, Durdi Qujeq and Seyedeh Roghieh Jafarian Amiri
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:71
  35. Research shows that elementary and secondary school children have considered infant feeding choices for when they become parents and are interested in learning about breastfeeding in school. Despite recommenda...

    Authors: Nicola Singletary, Jackie Bruce, L. Suzanne Goodell and April Fogleman
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:70
  36. Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is a rich and valuable part of the process of planning, designing, carrying out and disseminating research. It is important to communicate PPI findings in detail so that th...

    Authors: Ilana Levene, Fiona Alderdice, Beth McCleverty, Frances O’Brien, Mary Fewtrell and Maria A. Quigley
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:69
  37. Twins and late preterm (LPT) infants are at an increased risk of being breastfed to a lesser extent than term singletons. This study aimed to describe the initiation and duration of any and exclusive breastfee...

    Authors: Rakel B. Jonsdottir, Renée Flacking and Helga Jonsdottir
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:68
  38. Despite extensive benefits and high intentions, few mothers breastfeed exclusively for the recommended duration. Maternal mental health is an important underlying factor associated with barriers and reduced ra...

    Authors: Lacey Pezley, Kate Cares, Jennifer Duffecy, Mary Dawn Koenig, Pauline Maki, Angela Odoms-Young, Margaret H. Clark Withington, Manoela Lima Oliveira, Bernardo Loiacono, Jilian Prough, Lisa Tussing-Humphreys and Joanna Buscemi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:67
  39. Childbirth and lactation are intricate processes, involving several hormones, the most important of which are prolactin (a protein hormone) and cortisol (one of the glucocorticoids). The early postpartum perio...

    Authors: Katarzyna Maria Wszołek, Karolina Chmaj-Wierzchowska, Małgorzata Pięt, Agata Tarka, Marek Chuchracki, Błażej Męczekalski and Maciej Wilczak
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:66
  40. Human milk banks (HMBs) are essential facilities for the selection, collection, testing, transportation,storage, and distribution of DHM for special medical needs. The aim of this analysis was to analyze the o...

    Authors: Hu Xiaoshan, Chu Xue, Zhang Jun, Liu Feng, Chen Xiaohui, Yu Zhangbin and Han Shuping
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:65
  41. Baby food marketing undermines breastfeeding by influencing women’s attitudes and decision-making favourably toward commercial baby food. This study aimed to explore the effects of various baby food marketing ...

    Authors: Nisachol Cetthakrikul, Matthew Kelly, Phillip Baker, Cathy Banwell and Julie Smith
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:64
  42. Early initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of birth and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life are beneficial for child survival and long-term health. Yet breastfeeding rat...

    Authors: Udochisom C. Anaba, Emily White Johansson, Dele Abegunde, Gloria Adoyi, Olayinka Umar-Farouk, Shittu Abdu-Aguye, Paul C. Hewett and Paul L. Hutchinson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:63

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  43. The guidelines of all leading professional organizations recommend providing adequate support and education regarding breastfeeding; yet many mothers feel that they receive inadequate information from their he...

    Authors: Elia Blitman, Aya Biderman, Ilan Yehoshua and Limor Adler
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:62
  44. Since March 2020, the world has been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. One group particularly affected were mothers of newborns. The Israeli government imposed three lockdowns, with the first from 14 March to...

    Authors: Moran Blaychfeld Magnazi, Gaya Sartena, Michal Goldberg, Deena Zimmerman, Einat Ophir, Ravit Baruch, Rebecca Goldsmith and Ronit Endevelt
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:61
  45. The importance of breastfeeding in low- and middle- income countries is well recognized, yet the importance of postnatal mental health on breastfeeding practices and beliefs in these settings has been understu...

    Authors: Qi Jiang, Evelyn Zhang, Nourya Cohen, Mika Ohtori, Sabrina Zhu, Yian Guo, Hannah Faith Johnstone, Sarah-Eve Dill, Huan Zhou and Scott D. Rozelle
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:60
  46. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) of children until six months of age is considered one of the most critical interventions in tackling childhood undernutrition. EBF rates are suboptimal in Pakistan, particularly i...

    Authors: Atif Riaz, Shelina Bhamani, Sheraz Ahmed, Fayaz Umrani, Sadaf Jakhro, Abdul Khaliq Qureshi and Syed Asad Ali
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:59
  47. Women with COVID-19 experienced numerous concerns and doubts about the safety of breastfeeding their babies, and lack of support may have impacted breastfeeding practices. This study aims to compare breastfeed...

    Authors: K. P. Coca, E. Y. Lee, L. Y. Chien, A. C. P. Souza, P. Kittikul, S. A. Hong and Y. S. Chang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:58
  48. The challenging combination of breastfeeding and work is one of the main reasons for early breastfeeding cessation. Although the availability of a lactation room (defined as a private space designated for milk...

    Authors: Sjoukje A. van Dellen, Barbara Wisse and Mark P. Mobach
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:57
  49. Human milk composition varies over time within an individual mother as well as between lactating mothers due to several factors including maternal health, diet, and nutritional status. Therefore, improving nut...

    Authors: Samira Karbasi, Afsane Bahrami, Zahra Asadi, Fatemeh Shahbeiki, Mohsen Naseri, Asghar Zarban and Gordon A. Ferns
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:56

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