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  1. Women with inverted nipples may struggle with breastfeeding and may stop exclusive breastfeeding before six months. The use of an inverted syringe to evert the nipples was successful in achieving high rates of...

    Authors: Mona Nabulsi, Rayan Ghanem, Hanan Smaili and Ali Khalil
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:9
  2. Breastmilk hand expression (BMHE) is recommended to promote lactation, relieve breast engorgement, and collect milk for future infant feedings. Resources to teach this skill are limited and infrequently develo...

    Authors: Kameela Miriam Alibhai, Malia S. Q. Murphy, Sandra Dunn, Erin Keely, Paloma O’Meara, Josdalyne Anderson and Darine El-Chaâr
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:8
  3. Although breastfeeding is widely acknowledged as protecting both infant and maternal health postnatally, a partial or complete shortfall of maternal milk can occur for a range of reasons. In this eventuality, ...

    Authors: Samantha Griffin, Jo Watt, Sophie Wedekind, Solange Bramer, Yasmin Hazemi-Jebelli, Robert Boyle, Gillian Weaver and Natalie S. Shenker
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:7
  4. Mothers of preterm infants face many challenges in breastfeeding, especially regarding lactation. This study aimed to investigate the lactation status and challenges in breastfeeding faced by preterm infants’ ...

    Authors: Dingding Dong, Xifang Ru, Xiaofang Huang, Tian Sang, Shan Li, Ying Wang and Qi Feng
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:6
  5. Donor human milk is the best alternative for preterm infants when their mother’s own milk is insufficient or unavailable. The development of human milk banks in China started late, and in most of these banks, ...

    Authors: Haixia Tu, Ping Li, Lianlian Zhu, Xiaozhen Quan, Shuli Fan and Ziyue Wang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:3
  6. Milk-derived microRNAs (miRNAs), including hsa-miR-148a-3p (miR-148a) and hsa-miR-125b-5p (miR-125b), have been shown to be beneficial to the gastrointestinal function in infants. Here, we investigated their e...

    Authors: Takeshi Chiba, Aya Kooka, Kiyoko Kowatari, Megumi Yoshizawa, Naoko Chiba, Akira Takaguri, Yoshiyuki Fukushi, Fuminori Hongo, Hideki Sato and Shinichiro Wada
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:1
  7. Recent studies show corporate political activity (CPA) can have detrimental impacts on health policy processes. The Control of Marketing Promotion of Infant and Young Child Food Act B.E. 2560 (the Act) was imp...

    Authors: Nisachol Cetthakrikul, Phillip Baker, Cathy Banwell, Matthew Kelly and Julie Smith
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:94
  8. A breastfeeding-friendly physician’s office that applies the 13 recommendations of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine can help increase the exclusivity and duration of breastfeeding. Having already publishe...

    Authors: Mariarosa Milinco, Adriano Cattaneo, Anna Macaluso, Paola Materassi, Nicola Di Toro and Luca Ronfani
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:93
  9. Domperidone is the most frequently prescribed medicine used to increase breast milk supply. There is considerable controversy surrounding the use of domperidone in lactation, due to limited evidence about effi...

    Authors: Gabriella Zizzo, Alice R. Rumbold and Luke E. Grzeskowiak
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:92
  10. Breastfeeding practices and their impact on infant health and survival are unquestionably of global interest. The aim of this study was to examine the link between breastfeeding initiation within one hour of b...

    Authors: Michael Ekholuenetale and Amadou Barrow
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:91
  11. The RUBY randomised controlled trial demonstrated the benefit of proactive telephone peer support in promoting breastfeeding continuation in a setting with high breastfeeding initiation, where typically this i...

    Authors: Heather A. Grimes, Helen L. McLachlan, Della A. Forster, Fiona McLardie-Hore, Kate Mortensen and Touran Shafiei
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:90
  12. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is extensively used in pre- and post-graduate teaching programmes. However, it has been seldom used for in-service training and continuing medical education. We aimed to develop a ...

    Authors: Emanuelle Pessa Valente, Adriano Cattaneo, Maria Vittoria Sola, Laura Travan, Sofia Quintero Romero, Mariarosa Milinco, Cinzia Decorti, Roberta Giornelli, Cinzia Braida, Patrizia Dalmin, Manuela Giangreco and Luca Ronfani
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:89
  13. Most qualitative research on breastfeeding the preterm or low-birthweight (LBW) infant has focused on negative insights; there are no comprehensive insights into how, when and why mothers experience positive b...

    Authors: Renée Flacking, Bente Silnes Tandberg, Hannakaisa Niela-Vilén, Rakel B. Jónsdóttir, Wibke Jonas, Uwe Ewald and Gill Thomson
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:88
  14. Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as the practice of providing only breast milk for an infant for the first 6 months of life without the addition of any other food or water, except for vitamins, mineral suppl...

    Authors: Getu Engida Wake and Yohannes Moges Mittiku
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:86
  15. Timely initiation of breastfeeding can reduce neonatal morbidities and mortality. We aimed to study predictors for timely initiation of breastfeeding (within 1 h of birth) among neonates born in hospitals of N...

    Authors: Rejina Gurung, Avinash K. Sunny, Prajwal Paudel, Pratiksha Bhattarai, Omkar Basnet, Srijana Sharma, Durgalaxmi Shrestha, Seema Sharma, Honey Malla, Dela Singh, Sangeeta Mishra and Ashish KC
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:85
  16. It has been demonstrated that children who had been breastfed remain better protected against various infections, and notably respiratory tract infections, well beyond infancy. Since the role of breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Sergio Verd, Jan Ramakers, Isabel Vinuela, Maria-Isabel Martin-Delgado, Aina Prohens and Ruth Díez
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:83
  17. Breastfeeding is associated with lower incidence and severity of lower respiratory tract disease. However, little is known about the relationship between feeding type and breastfeeding duration with bronchioli...

    Authors: Inés Gómez-Acebo, Carolina Lechosa-Muñiz, María Paz-Zulueta, Trinidad Dierssen Sotos, Jéssica Alonso-Molero, Javier Llorca and María J. Cabero-Perez
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:82
  18. Botswana updated its antiretroviral treatment (ART) guidelines in May 2016 to support breastfeeding for women living with HIV (WLHIV) on ART who have documented HIV RNA suppression during pregnancy.

    Authors: Gloria Katuta Mayondi, Aamirah Mussa, Rebecca Zash, Sikhulile Moyo, Arielle Issacson, Modiegi Diseko, Judith Mabuta, Goabaone Mogomotsi, Eldah Dintwa, Joseph Makhema, Mompati Mmalane, Shahin Lockman, Chelsea Morroni and Roger Shapiro
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:81
  19. This study aimed to identify the differences in clinical characteristics, puncture efficacy, antibiotic use, treatment duration, breastfeeding post-illness, and recurrence of patients with breast abscesses cau...

    Authors: Yan Li, Xiang-jun Ma and Xiang-ping He
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:80
  20. Despite considerable policy actions at the national and hospital levels, rates of breastfeeding in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region remain below the global average. There is a need to explore the...

    Authors: Hadia Radwan, Randa Fakhry, Nick Metheny, Wegdan Baniissa, Moez Al Islam E. Faris, Reyad Shaker Obaid, Suad Al Marzooqi, Hessa Al Ghazal, Mahmoud ElHalik and Cindy-Lee Dennis
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:79
  21. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for at least two years (24 months or more) after birth. In Vietnam, 22% of women continue breastfeeding for at least two years. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Hemavarni Doma, Thach Duc Tran, Tuan Tran, Sarah Hanieh, Ha Tran, Trang Nguyen, Beverley-Ann Biggs and Jane Fisher
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:78
  22. Prelacteal feeding hinders early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding but is understudied in Uganda. We examined the prevalence and factors associated with prelacteal feeding among postpartu...

    Authors: Racheal Akello, Derrick Kimuli, Stephen Okoboi, Alimah Komuhangi and Jonathan Izudi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:77
  23. One of the most important protective health factors for children is breast-feeding, but the mechanisms for this effect are not fully elucidated. Our objective was to assess if the duration of breastfeeding inf...

    Authors: Johnny Ludvigsson, Åshild Faresjö and Tomas Faresjö
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:75
  24. Body image concerns have been widely documented in the literature as one reason why most women shorten the breastfeeding duration of their infants. Negative body image concerns among breastfeeding mothers may ...

    Authors: Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong and Alhassan Sibdow Abukari
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:74
  25. Optimal breastfeeding practices including early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) are associated with positive health outcomes. Socioeconomic inequalities in key breastfeeding indic...

    Authors: Michael Ekholuenetale, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Ritesh Chimoriya, Simone Nash, Ashish M. Doyizode and Amit Arora
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:73
  26. Exclusive breastfeeding is widely accepted as a key intervention with proven efficacy for improving newborn survival. Despite international commitments and targets to support and promote breastfeeding, there a...

    Authors: Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Sangwani Salimu, Brandina Chiwaya, Felix Chikoti, Lusungu Chirambo, Ephrida Mwaungulu, Mwai Banda, Laura Newberry, Tamanda Hiwa, Marianne Vidler, Queen Dube, Elizabeth Molyneux, Joseph Mfutso-Bengo, David M. Goldfarb and Kondwani Kawaza
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:72
  27. The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is suboptimal in China. There is limited evidence of effective interventions to increase EBF in China. Therefore, it is urgent to explore the potential factors t...

    Authors: Jia Li, Chen Zhao, Yan Wang, Yin P. Wang, Chun Y. Chen, Yue Huang, Ya Q. Gao, Jin Fang and Hong Zhou
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:71
  28. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is essential during the first six months of life and confers countless benefits to mothers and infants. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a smartphone-based educatio...

    Authors: Navisa Seyyedi, Leili Rahmatnezhad, Maryam Mesgarzadeh, Hamidreza Khalkhali, Negisa Seyyedi and Bahlol Rahimi
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:70
  29. Prenatal medical risk describes physical health issues or biological factors that predate or arise during pregnancy which heighten the risk of adverse outcomes, and often warrant specialized obstetric care. Th...

    Authors: Natalie V. Scime, Amy Metcalfe, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Suzanne C. Tough and Kathleen H. Chaput
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:69
  30. Prelacteal feeding is a major public health problem that increases the risk of morbidity and mortality in children. It also result delayed breastfeeding initiation and interferes with exclusive breastfeeding. ...

    Authors: Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Misganaw Gebrie Worku, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:68
  31. The challenge of combining professional work and breastfeeding is a key reason why women choose not to breastfeed or to stop breastfeeding early. We posited that having access to a high-quality lactation room ...

    Authors: Sjoukje A. van Dellen, Barbara Wisse, Mark P. Mobach, Casper J. Albers and Arie Dijkstra
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:67
  32. Although the positive effects of good clinical quality standards in perinatal care and breastfeeding support for women, newborns and families have been already demonstrated, many of these practices were disrup...

    Authors: Barbara Muñoz-Amat, Carmen Rosa Pallás-Alonso and María-Teresa Hernández-Aguilar
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:66
  33. The World Health Organization recommends a 24-h recall period to estimate breastfeeding practice of mothers of infants aged younger than six-months. Though 24-h recall was preferred for its low recall bias and...

    Authors: Sewitemariam Desalegn Andarge, Esete Habtemariam Fenta, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus and Robel Yirgu Belachew
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:65
  34. Arkansas has the largest population of Marshallese Pacific Islanders residing in the continental United States. Marshallese are disproportionately burdened by poorer maternal and infant health outcomes. Exclus...

    Authors: Britni L. Ayers, Cari A. Bogulski, Lauren Haggard-Duff, James P. Selig and Pearl A. McElfish
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:64
  35. Most premature and very low birthweight infants cannot tolerate breast milk feeding in the first few days of life and are deprived of its benefits. This study evaluates the clinical outcomes of administering b...

    Authors: Minoo Fallahi, Seyed Masoud Shafiei, Naeeme Taslimi Taleghani, Maryam Khoshnood Shariati, Shamsollah Noripour, Fatemeh Pajouhandeh, Sina Kazemian, Mahmood Hajipour and Mohammad Kazemian
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:63

    The Commentary to this article has been published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:30

  36. Maternal satisfaction with the breastfeeding experience is an important determinant of breastfeeding success. There is currently no valid tool to measure perceived maternal satisfaction with breastfeeding in t...

    Authors: Mona Nabulsi, Hanan Smaili, Hani Tamim, Marya Wahidi and Carine El-Jamal
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:60
  37. Oropharyngeal administration of colostrum (OAC) may provide immunoprotective and anti-inflammatory effects that potentially reduce the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and late-onset sepsis and imp...

    Authors: Xia OuYang, Chang-Yi Yang, Wen-Long Xiu, Yan-Hua Hu, Su-Su Mei and Qin Lin
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:59
  38. There are multiple misconceptions concerning the breastfeeding mother’s diet and its adverse impact on breast milk composition and the breastfed child’s health, which might lead to breastfeeding cessation. Alt...

    Authors: Karolina Karcz, Izabela Lehman and Barbara Królak-Olejnik
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:58
  39. Authors: Alison Mildon, Jane Francis, Stacia Stewart, Bronwyn Underhill, Yi Man Ng, Elle Richards, Christina Rousseau, Erica Di Ruggiero, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Deborah L. O’Connor and Daniel W. Sellen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:57

    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:49

  40. Mothers with diabetes are less likely to achieve successful breastfeeding. Antenatal breastmilk expression (ABE) may facilitate earlier breastfeeding, but feasibility of introducing ABE and its acceptance amon...

    Authors: Maren Johnsen, Claus Klingenberg, Meta Brand, Arthur Revhaug and Gunnbjørg Andreassen
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:56
  41. The probability of not breastfeeding within the first hour after delivery (timely initiation of breastfeeding) is particularly pronounced in sub-Saharan Africa. In this study, we examined the maternal and chil...

    Authors: Francis Appiah, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Eugene Budu, Joseph Kojo Oduro, Francis Sambah, Linus Baatiema, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:55
  42. The Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale (IIFAS) is a widely used tool to assess attitudes towards infant feeding. Attitudes towards breastfeeding are one of the main influencing factors of feeding choice and br...

    Authors: Renáta Ungváry, András Ittzés, Veronika Bóné and Szabolcs Török
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:54

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