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  1. Research

    Enablers and barriers to success among mothers planning to exclusively breastfeed for six months: a qualitative prospective cohort study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life is the most important determinant of child health and development, and is the recommended feeding practice for all mothers. However, EBF rates rem...

    Ngcwalisa Amanda Jama, Aurene Wilford, Zandile Masango, Lyn Haskins, Anna Coutsoudis, Lenore Spies and Christiane Horwood

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:43

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  2. Review

    Timely initiation of breastfeeding and its association with birth place in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Timely initiation of breastfeeding is defined as putting the newborn to the breast within 1 h of birth. In Ethiopia, different studies have been conducted to assess the prevalence of timely initiation of breas...

    Animut Alebel, Getiye Dejenu, Getachew Mullu, Nurilign Abebe, Tenaw Gualu and Setegn Eshetie

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:44

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  3. Research

    Determinants of early initiation of breastfeeding in rural Niger: cross-sectional study of community based child healthcare promotion

    Most child deaths are preventable and caused by behaviorally modifiable factors. By promoting optimal breastfeeding, we can reduce neonatal and child mortality risks by 45%. This paper provides new family and ...

    Naoko Horii, James Allman, Yves Martin-Prével and Dominique Waltisperger

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:41

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  4. Research

    Determinants of infant and young child feeding practices by mothers in two rural districts of Sindh, Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey

    Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices during the first two years of life are important for the growth and development of a child. The aim of this study was to assess IYCF practices and its associated...

    Gul Nawaz Khan, Shabina Ariff, Ubaidullah Khan, Atif Habib, Muhammad Umer, Zamir Suhag, Imtiaz Hussain, Zaid Bhatti, Asmat Ullah, Ali Turab, Ali Ahmad Khan, Alba Cecilia Garzon, Mohammad Imran Khan and Sajid Soofi

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:40

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  5. Research

    Determinants of breastfeeding initiation among mothers in Sydney, Australia: findings from a birth cohort study

    Breastfeeding has short-term and long-term benefits for both the infant and the mother. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of breastfeeding initiation among women in South Western Sydney...

    Amit Arora, Narendar Manohar, Andrew Hayen, Sameer Bhole, John Eastwood, Steven Levy and Jane Anne Scott

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:39

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  6. Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding status of children aged between 6 and 24 months in the nomadic population of Hadaleala district, Afar Region, northeast Ethiopia

    Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) during infancy is fundamental, however it is not fully practiced in the nomadic population of Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, there is still a lack of information on the implementation of ...

    Zemichael Gizaw, Wondwoson Woldu and Bikes Destaw Bitew

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:38

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  7. Research

    Effectiveness of experiential learning with empowerment strategies and social support from grandmothers on breastfeeding among Thai adolescent mothers

    Grandmothers are important to successful breastfeeding because their knowledge, attitudes and experiences influence adolescent mothers’ decision to initiate and to continue breastfeeding. The purpose of this s...

    Wilasinee Bootsri and Surasak Taneepanichskul

    International Breastfeeding Journal 2017 12:37

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  8. 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

  9. Research

    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

  10. 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

  11. Study protocol

    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Research

    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

  15. Research

    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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

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