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  1. Fathers can be a critical source of breastfeeding support for their partner, but little is known about what fathers would like to learn about breastfeeding. Partner’s support and encouragement enhances mother’...

    Authors: Kidane Tadesse Gebremariam, Karen Wynter, Miaobing Zheng, Jonathan Charles Rawstorn, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson and Rachel Laws
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:50
  2. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched in 1991 as an intervention to support healthy infant feeding practices, but its global coverage remains around 10%. This study aimed to explore stakeho...

    Authors: Frankie Joy Fair, Alison Morison and Hora Soltani
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:49
  3. Breastfeeding is recognized as the gold standard of infant feeding and nutrition. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) of infants for the first 6 months of life. A variety of ...

    Authors: Maisha Islam, Dourra Assani, Serine Ramlawi, Malia SQ Murphy, Kameela Miriam Alibhai, Ruth Rennicks White, Alysha LJ Dingwall-Harvey, Sandra I Dunn and Darine El-Chaâr
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:48
  4. Breastfeeding is the biological norm for feeding infants and young children. When mothers’ breastmilk is unavailable, donor human milk (DHM) from a human milk bank (HMB) becomes the next option for small vulne...

    Authors: Minh V. Hoang, Tuan T. Nguyen, Anh T. Tran, Toan Q. Luu, Mai Q. Vu, Hoang T. Tran, Oanh T. X. Nguyen and Roger Mathisen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:47
  5. Limited research has explored the associations of gestational age (GA) and breastfeeding practices with growth and nutrition in term infants.

    Authors: Li Zhang, Hui-Juan Liu, Ping Li, Yi Liu, Ting Zhang, Jin-Yi Zhu, Hong-Mei Zhu, Ya-Ping Zhou, Hai-Jun Wang and Yan Li
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:46
  6. Despite global public health organizations endorsing breastfeeding or human milk (HM) as the optimal source of nutrition for infants, detailed knowledge of how HM composition influences infant growth is lackin...

    Authors: Meghan B. Azad, Meredith M. Brockway and Sarah M. Reyes
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:45
  7. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in the first six months remains low globally, despite known benefits of lower morbidity and mortality among breastfed infants. It is important to understand factors associated wit...

    Authors: Mame M. Diakhate, Jennifer A. Unger, Agnes Langat, Benson Singa, John Kinuthia, Janet Itindi, Edward Nyaboe, Grace C. John-Stewart and Christine J. McGrath
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:44
  8. Many individuals who experience preterm birth struggle with early breast milk supply, which can translate into suboptimal longer-term breastfeeding outcomes. Further investigations into the potential role of e...

    Authors: Luke E. Grzeskowiak, Alice R. Rumbold, Lauren Williams, Renee L. Kam, Wendy V. Ingman, Amy Keir, Kathryn A. Martinello and Lisa H. Amir
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:43
  9. Early initiation of breastfeeding is the initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth, which plays a significant role in a born baby’s growth and survival, however its prevalence and predictors among u...

    Authors: Md. Rabiul Islam, Tasnim Tamanna, Nusrat Azrin Mohsin, Arifa Farzana Tanha, Nusrat Hossain Sheba and JMA Hannan
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:42
  10. Surgery is the primary treatment for benign breast disease and causes some disruption to the normal physiology of the breast, even when this disruption is localised, it remains unclear whether it affects women...

    Authors: Siying Mao, Jiafa He, Lezhen Huang, Yang Sun, Yan Dai, Qianqian Guo, Chang Qiu, Xue Song, Xiaojie Lin, Shengying Chen, Lingling Ye and Rui Xu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:41
  11. The 24-h rooming-in policy is crucial to the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) for promoting breastfeeding. However, this policy may restrict maternal autonomy. In 2018, to integrate women’s preferences...

    Authors: Hsiao-Ying Hung, Chun-Che Wen, Pei-Fang Su, Shek-Yip Man and Ying-Ju Chang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:40
  12. Despite the known benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, global rates remain below recommended targets, with Ireland having one of the lowest rates in the world. This study explores the efficacy of Participatory...

    Authors: Elaine Lehane, Catherine Buckley, Helen Mulcahy, Elizabeth McCarthy, Liz Cogan, Rhona O’Connell, Margaret Murphy and Patricia Leahy-Warren
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:39
  13. The European Region has the lowest rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months worldwide. Improving work-related breastfeeding issues is important given that women may have difficulties combining work and brea...

    Authors: Pauline Brugaillères, Séverine Deguen, Sandrine Lioret, Sahar Haidar, Corinne Delamaire, Emilie Counil and Stéphanie Vandentorren
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:38
  14. Paid parental leave policies may promote breastfeeding, which can have short- and long-term health benefits for both members of the birthing person-infant dyad. In the United States, where 56% of the workforce...

    Authors: Julia Rosenberg, Deanna Nardella and Veronika Shabanova
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:37
  15. Remote forms of breastfeeding support, such as helplines and social media, offer a flexible and convenient form of support to offer help at critical points, e.g., when the risk of breastfeeding cessation is hi...

    Authors: Gill Thomson, Marie-Clare Balaam and Svetlana Tishkovskaya
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:36
  16. Despite growing evidence of the impacts of exclusively breastfeeding infants during the first 6 months of life on preventing childhood infections and ensuring optimal health, only a small number of studies hav...

    Authors: Saldana Hossain and Seema Mihrshahi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:35
  17. Mothers are recommended to breastfeed their children but can find it challenging and experience breastfeeding problems. Qualified breastfeeding counselling from healthcare professionals can help mothers master...

    Authors: Ingvild Lande Hamnøy, Marianne Kjelsvik, Anne Bergljot Baerug and Berit Misund Dahl
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:34
  18. Breastfeeding resets insulin resistance caused by pregnancy however, studies on the association between breastfeeding and diabetes mellitus (DM) have reported inconsistent results. Therefore, we aimed to inves...

    Authors: Eun-Saem Choi, Jue Seong Lee, Hwasun Lee, Kwang-Sig Lee and Ki Hoon Ahn
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:33
  19. Globally, mothers have identified work as one of the main obstacles to exclusive and continued breastfeeding. The support a woman receives in her workplace in terms of workplace arrangements can be critical to...

    Authors: Lynette Carmen Daniels, Xikombiso Gertrude Mbhenyane and Lisanne Monica Du Plessis
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:32
  20. As an essential part of Early Essential Newborn Care, 90 minutes of mother-infant skin-to-skin contact is significant in improving maternal and infant outcomes. However, due to human resource constraints and t...

    Authors: Jianping Xu, Min Zhang, Yi Li and Shuiqin Gu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:31
  21. The collection of data on ‘infant feeding at hospital discharge’ is used to monitor breastfeeding outcomes, health service benchmarking, and research. While some Australian states have clear definitions of thi...

    Authors: Lynne Henry, Elaine Burns, Rachel Jones, Lisa White, Michelle Simmons, Adrienne Kirby and Sarah J. Melov
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:29
  22. The discontinuation of “Mother-Baby Friendly” accreditation, coupled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, has contributed to reduced breastfeeding rates observed in parts of South Africa. Consequently, th...

    Authors: Welma Lubbe, Zandile Kubeka, Ann Behr, Gilbert Tshitaudzi, Sithembile Dlamini-Nqeketo and Jessica Botha
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:28
  23. Lactational mastitis is a common painful and debilitating inflammation of breast tissue...

    Authors: Lidija Poposka, Dejan Risteski, Dimitar Cvetkovski, Bekim Pocesta, Filip Janusevski, Zhan Zimbakov, Ivan Trajkov, Dime Stefanovski, Mateja Logar and Jus Ksela
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:27
  24. Many mothers in high-income countries (HIC) do not breastfeed to the World Health Organisation’s recommendation of two years. This is particularly true for low-income women (LIW). They often face additional so...

    Authors: Madeleine Corkery-Hayward and Mohammad Talaei
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:26
  25. The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund recommend exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of an infant’s life. Although evidence suggests that maintaining breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Sasiwan Suthasmalee and Chadakarn Phaloprakarn
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:25

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:30

  26. Despite breastfeeding recommendations, the prevalence and length of breast milk feeding in developing nations is rapidly decreasing, with bottle feeding taking its place. This reduces the effectiveness of brea...

    Authors: Bewuketu Terefe, Adane Habtie and Bogale Chekole
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:24
  27. A lack of safety data on postpartum medication use presents a potential barrier to breastfeeding and may result in infant exposure to medications in breastmilk. The type and extent of medication use by lactati...

    Authors: Youstina Soliman, Uma Yakandawala, Christine Leong, Emma S. Garlock, Fiona S.L. Brinkman, Geoffrey L. Winsor, Anita L Kozyrskyj, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E. Turvey, Theo J. Moraes, Padmaja Subbarao, Nathan C. Nickel, Kellie Thiessen, Meghan B Azad and Lauren E Kelly
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:23
  28. Healthcare providers play important roles in supporting breastfeeding. Although there has been insufficient actual breastfeeding support from healthcare providers in China, little research has been conducted t...

    Authors: Jiao-jiao Wu, Qing-ning Zhang, Su-su Liao, Jiang-hong Li, Jian-duan Zhang and Jing-zhi Huang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:22
  29. Breastfeeding and human milk have well-documented health benefits for newborn infants, particularly those who are sick. However, breastfeeding rates and human milk feeding among infants in neonatal intensive u...

    Authors: Tippawan Srichalerm, Cynthia S. Jacelon, Lindiwe Sibeko, Jumpee Granger and Carrie-Ellen Briere
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:20
  30. The number of pregnant women with congenital heart disease (CHD) is rising, and the disease poses increased risks of cardiovascular and obstetric complications during pregnancy, potentially impacting breastfee...

    Authors: Ylva Holstad, Bengt Johansson, Maria Lindqvist, Agneta Westergren, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Christina Christersson, Mikael Dellborg, Aleksandra Trzebiatowska-Krzynska, Peder Sörensson, Ulf Thilén, Anna-Karin Wikström and Annika Bay
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:19
  31. We present a case of non-puerperal induced lactation in transgender woman. Medical literature on lactation induction for transgender women is scarce, and the majority of literature and protocols on lactation i...

    Authors: Jojanneke E. van Amesfoort, Norah M. Van Mello and Renate van Genugten
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:18
  32. Breastfeeding has long-lasting effects on children’s cognition, behavioral, mental and physical health. Previous research shows parental characteristics (e.g., education, race/ethnicity, income level) are asso...

    Authors: Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Margaret Kathleen Wallace, Timothy Heeren, Stephen Kerr, Yitong Yue, Genevieve Deeken, Khara Turnbull, Brianna Jaworski, Mayaris Cubides Mateus, Rachel Moon, Fern Robin Hauck, Ann Kellams, Eve Colson and Michael Jay Corwin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2024 19:16
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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

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