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  1. Although recent policies have sought to increase the rates of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) and continued breastfeeding for HIV exposed infants, few programs have considered the multiple social and cultural ba...

    Authors: Betty Mogesi Samburu, Judith Kimiywe, Sera Lewise Young, Frederick Murunga Wekesah, Milka Njeri Wanjohi, Peter Muriuki, Nyovani Janet Madise, Paula L. Griffiths and Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:39

    Content type: Research

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  2. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed several challenges to the provision of newborn nutrition and care interventions including maternal support, breastfeeding and family participatory care. Italy was the first coun...

    Authors: Giuseppe Latorre, Domenico Martinelli, Pietro Guida, Ester Masi, Roberta De Benedictis and Luca Maggio

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:36

    Content type: Research

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  3. Timely initiation of breastfeeding is putting the newborn baby to the breast within 1 h of birth. Its practice can prevent neonatal and under-5 mortality. This study aims to assess the prevalence and factors a...

    Authors: Paschal Awingura Apanga and Maxwell Tii Kumbeni

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:35

    Content type: Research

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  4. As suggested by the World Health Organization, breastfeeding peer support is being introduced worldwide to support women’s breastfeeding needs. Evidence has shown that when such support is offered to women, th...

    Authors: Kris Yuet-Wan Lok, Charlotte L. Y. Chow, Jeffery Sheung Yu Shing, Robert Smith, Christine Chi Oi Lam, Debra Bick and Yan-Shing Chang

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:34

    Content type: Research

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  5. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) compared to separation at birth has a positive effect on breastfeeding. However, separation at birth is common with negative impact on breastfeeding. The aim was to determine the eff...

    Authors: Sergio I Agudelo, Oscar A Gamboa, Eduardo Acuña, Lina Aguirre, Sarah Bastidas, Jennifer Guijarro, María Jaller, María Valderrama, María Lucia Padrón, Nathalie Gualdrón, Evelyn Obando, Fabio Rodríguez and Lina Buitrago

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:33

    Content type: Research

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  6. Sri Lanka was named as the first-ever ‘Green’ breastfeeding nation status by the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) in January 2020. However, improvements are still needed. This study aims to identif...

    Authors: Thilini Chanchala Agampodi, Neerodha Kithmini Dharmasoma, Iresha Sandamali Koralagedara, Thushari Dissanayaka, Janith Warnasekara, Suneth Buddhika Agampodi and Rafael Perez-Escamilla

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:32

    Content type: Research

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  7. Currently, lactation training courses aimed at health professionals are important for informing and supporting mothers who are breastfeeding. In this review, we seek to analyze similarities and/or variations i...

    Authors: Ivette Navarro, Jose M. Soriano and Salomé Laredo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:31

    Content type: Review

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  8. The World Health Organization recognizes exclusive breastfeeding a safe source of nutrition available for children in most humanitarian emergencies, as in the current pandemic caused by the Severe Acute Respir...

    Authors: Walusa Assad Gonçalves-Ferri, Fábia Martins Pereira-Cellini, Kelly Coca, Davi Casale Aragon, Paulo Nader, João Cesar Lyra, Maryneia Silva do Vale, Sérgio Marba, Katiaci Araujo, Laura Afonso Dias, Daniela Marques de Lima Mota Ferreira, Gislayne Nieto, Lêni Marcia Anchieta, Rita de Cássia Silveira, Marta David Rocha de Moura, Valdenise Martins L. Tuma Calil…

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:30

    Content type: Research

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  9. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on infant feeding in the context of COVID-19 uphold standing recommendations for breastfeeding, non-separation, and skin-to-skin contact, including the use o...

    Authors: Estrella Olonan-Jusi, Paul G. Zambrano, Vu H. Duong, Nguyen T. T. Anh, Nant S. S. Aye, Mei Chien Chua, Hikmah Kurniasari, Zaw Win Moe, Sopapan Ngerncham, Nguyen T. T. Phuong and Janice Datu-Sanguyo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:29

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Mothers’ satisfaction with breastfeeding is important for breastfeeding duration but rarely investigated in mothers of preterm infants. The aim of this study was to describe breastfeeding satisfaction and asso...

    Authors: Jenny Ericson, Erik Lampa and Renée Flacking

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:28

    Content type: Research

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  11. Maternal depression and other psychosocial factors have been shown to have adverse consequences on infant feeding practices. This study explored the longitudinal relationship of maternal depressive symptoms an...

    Authors: Yitbarek Kidane Woldetensay, Tefera Belachew, Shibani Ghosh, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Hans Konrad Biesalski and Veronika Scherbaum

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:27

    Content type: Research

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  12. Timely initiation of breastfeeding, also known as early initiation of breastfeeding, is a well-recognized life-saving intervention to reduce neonatal mortality. However, only one quarter of newborns in Uttar P...

    Authors: Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Bidyadhar Dehury, Ravi Prakash, Marissa Becker, Lisa Avery, Deepa Sankaran, B. M. Ramesh, James Blanchard, Pankaj Kumar, John Anthony, Manish Kumar, Ties Boerma and Shajy Isac

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:26

    Content type: Research

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  13. Antenatal breastmilk expression (aBME) is recommended by some healthcare providers to improve lactation, breastfeeding, and newborn outcomes, particularly for women with diabetes as they face unique challenges...

    Authors: Imane Foudil-Bey, Malia S. Q. Murphy, Sandra Dunn, Erin J. Keely and Darine El-Chaâr

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:25

    Content type: Research

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  14. The efficacy of continuous kangaroo mother care (C-KMC) in reducing neonatal mortality and morbidity among low birthweight and premature infants has been confirmed. Despite the recommendations of the World Hea...

    Authors: Marzieh Mohammadi, Anne-Marie Bergh, Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Mahammadbagher Hosseini, Niloufar Sattarzadeh Jahdi, Leila Valizadeh, Behzad Sarvaran and Sevil Hakimi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis (IGM) is a benign chronic inflammatory breast condition that mimics two common breast disorders: breast carcinoma and breast abscess. It can form breast masses, fistulae, and ...

    Authors: Hannah W. Kornfeld and Katrina B. Mitchell

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:23

    Content type: Case Report

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  16. There are little up-to-date data available on the duration of exclusive breastfeeding in Lithuania. The aim of our study was to examine the factors that could influence exclusive breastfeeding during the first...

    Authors: Vaidilė Jakaitė, Aurelija Peštenytė, Jolita Zakarevičienė, Vilija Sniečkuvienė, Viktorija Žitkutė, Diana Ramašauskaitė and Gintautas Domža

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:22

    Content type: Research

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  17. Despite widespread suboptimal breastfeeding practices and maternal experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), the association of IPV and breastfeeding practices remains unclear. This study investigated th...

    Authors: Christine N. Walters, Hasina Rakotomanana, Joel J. Komakech and Barbara J. Stoecker

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:20

    Content type: Research

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  18. The impact of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on the duration of breastfeeding varies between shortening and no impact. Breastfeeding seems to reduce both maternal and offspring risk for type 2 diabetes an...

    Authors: Merja K. Laine, Hannu Kautiainen, Mika Gissler, Pirjo Pennanen and Johan G. Eriksson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:19

    Content type: Research

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  19. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is associated with a reduction of postnatal HIV transmission and optimal infant growth. Given that the factors influencing exclusive breastfeeding are multi-factorial and context-...

    Authors: Daniel Ter Goon, Anthony Idowu Ajayi and Oladele Vincent Adeniyi

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:18

    Content type: Research

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  20. The economic cost of not breastfeeding in Indonesia is estimated at US$1.5–9.4 billion annually, the highest in South East Asia. Half of the 33.6 million working women of reproductive age (WRA) in Indonesia (1...

    Authors: Adiatma Y. M. Siregar, Pipit Pitriyan, Donny Hardiawan, Paul Zambrano, Mireya Vilar-Compte, Graciela Ma Teruel Belismelis, Meztli Moncada, David Tamayo, Grace Carroll, Rafael Perez-Escamilla and Roger Mathisen

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.1186/s13006-020-00335-3.

    Authors: Paschal Awingura Apanga and Maxwell Tii Kumbeni

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:16

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:91

  22. Existing knowledge on the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in the context of Nigeria is minimal and limited to a lifelong measure of IPV experience. An abu...

    Authors: Tolulope Ariyo and Quanbao Jiang

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:15

    Content type: Research

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  23. Irrespective of the place and mode of delivery, ‘delayed’ initiation of breastfeeding beyond the first hour of birth can negatively influence maternal and newborn health outcomes. In Bangladesh, 49% of newborn...

    Authors: Shahreen Raihana, Ashraful Alam, Tanvir M. Huda and Michael J. Dibley

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:14

    Content type: Research

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  24. Despite established benefits, exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rate remains poor in India. This study measured the rate of early initiation of breastfeeding and EBF up to 42 days postpartum period and the reasons...

    Authors: Falguni Debnath, Nilanjan Mondal, Alok Kumar Deb, Debjit Chakraborty, Subhrangshu Chakraborty and Shanta Dutta

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:13

    Content type: Research

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  25. Despite the increasing rate of exclusive breastfeeding in Indonesia, there is still a need for supportive interventions. The breastfeeding self-efficacy of mothers is a key factor positively associated with op...

    Authors: Christiana Rialine Titaley, Michael J. Dibley, Iwan Ariawan, Anifatun Mu’asyaroh, Ashraful Alam, Rita Damayanti, Tran Thanh Do, Elaine Ferguson, Kyaw Htet, Mu Li, Aang Sutrisna and Umi Fahmida

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:12

    Content type: Research

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  26. Substantial evidence exists surrounding the health risks of breast milk substitutes (BMS) in place of exclusive breastfeeding among infants < 6 months of age in resource-poor settings. Yet, mothers’ experience...

    Authors: Jessica D. Rothstein, Peter J. Winch, Jessica Pachas, Lilia Z. Cabrera, Mayra Ochoa, Robert H. Gilman and Laura E. Caulfield

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:11

    Content type: Research

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  27. The exclusive breastfeeding rate in Ireland is very low with extremely slow annual growth. The population of immigrants in Ireland is increasing. Improving exclusive breastfeeding practice among immigrants may...

    Authors: Haoyue Chen, Cheng Li, Qianling Zhou, Tanya M. Cassidy, Katherine M. Younger, Siao Shen and John M. Kearney

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:10

    Content type: Research

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  28. Breastfeeding duration has declined in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in recent decades, although accurate national data about different breastfeeding indicators by infant age are lacking. This qualitative ...

    Authors: Amal Murad, Mary J. Renfrew, Andrew Symon and Heather Whitford

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:9

    Content type: Research

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  29. Emotional distress in mothers inhibits the let-down reflex, thus affecting breastfeeding self-efficacy. A breastfeeding mother may have to cope with both physical discomfort and psychological distress. However...

    Authors: Lidia Gómez, Sergio Verd, Gloria de-la-Banda, Esther Cardo, Mateu Servera, Ana Filgueira, Jaume Ponce-Taylor and Margarita Mulet

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:8

    Content type: Review

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  30. The influences of breastfeeding and infant diet in the prevention of allergy-related diseases are uncertain and many of the studies conducted on the topic are limited by methodological challenges. Our aim was ...

    Authors: Louise Ekelund, Inga Gloppen, Torbjørn Øien and Melanie Rae Simpson

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:5

    Content type: Research

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  31. Ethnic Chinese mothers in Malaysia adhere to 30 days of traditional postpartum practices (the “confinement period”) aimed at recuperation after delivery. Recently there has been an emergence of confinement cen...

    Authors: Siew Cheng Foong, May Loong Tan, Wai Cheng Foong, Jacqueline J. Ho and Fairuz Fadzilah Rahim

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:4

    Content type: Research

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  32. Breastfeeding is considered the biological norm and essential to reduce infant morbidity and mortality. Mothers are responsible for breastfeeding but the support of others, including their partners is an influ...

    Authors: Kidane Tadesse Gebremariam, Oksana Zelenko, Afework Mulugeta and Danielle Gallegos

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:3

    Content type: Research

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  33. Determinants at several levels may affect breastfeeding practices. Besides the known historical, socio-economic, cultural, and individual factors, other components also pose major challenges to breastfeeding. ...

    Authors: Maíra Domingues Bernardes Silva, Raquel de Vasconcellos Carvalhaes de Oliveira, Davi da Silveira Barroso Alves and Enirtes Caetano Prates Melo

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:2

    Content type: Research

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  34. Breastfeeding is a complex behaviour relying on a combination of individual mother and infant characteristics, health systems, and family, community and professional support. Optimal breastfeeding in high-inco...

    Authors: Danielle Gallegos, Joy Parkinson, Sinead Duane, Christine Domegan, Elena Jansen and Rebekah Russell-Bennett

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:103

    Content type: Research

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  35. Exclusive breastfeeding rates in many high-income countries are considerably lower than the World Health Organization recommendations. Younger mothers are less likely than older mothers to exclusively breastfe...

    Authors: Christa Buckland, Debra Hector, Gregory S. Kolt, Paul Fahey and Amit Arora

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:102

    Content type: Review

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  36. In Australia, during the early establishment phase of breastfeeding, women can access telephone peer support counselling provided by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) however options for face-to-f...

    Authors: Elaine S. Burns, Louise Duursma and Zoi Triandafilidis

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:101

    Content type: Research

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  37. Return to employment is a major barrier to breastfeeding continuation, globally and in the Southern African context. The Lancet Breastfeeding Series revealed an explicit need for research exploring breastfeedi...

    Authors: Bongekile P. Mabaso, Ameeta Jaga and Tanya Doherty

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:100

    Content type: Research

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  38. Breastfeeding is critical to promote maternal and child health. China has set national targets to further improve the exclusive breastfeeding rate. We aimed to examine associations between the provision of ear...

    Authors: Chen-ran Wang, Xia-yun Li, Lin Zhang, Lin-man Wu, Ling Tan, Fei Yuan, Yao Guo, Sarah Williams and Tao Xu

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:99

    Content type: Research

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  39. Ensuring women receive optimal breastfeeding support is of key importance to the health of mothers and their infants. Early discharge within 24 h of birth is increasingly common across Australia, and the pract...

    Authors: Lucy James, Linda Sweet and Roslyn Donnellan-Fernandez

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:98

    Content type: Research

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  40. Parents’ decisions about how to feed their newborns are influenced by multiple factors. Our objective was to identify the factors that can influence the decision to breastfeed.

    Authors: Ana Ballesta-Castillejos, Juan Gómez-Salgado, Julián Rodríguez-Almagro, Inmaculada Ortiz-Esquinas and Antonio Hernández-Martínez

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:97

    Content type: Research

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  41. Inadequate breastmilk production is one of the key factors associated with suboptimal breastfeeding. In most local African homes, special herbs and some food items are commonly used to promote breastmilk produ...

    Authors: Zakari Ali, Mohammed Bukari, Anita Mwinisonaam, Abdul-Latif Abdul-Rahaman and Abdul-Razak Abizari

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:96

    Content type: Research

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  42. The 2013 updated guidelines on management of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children recommends the support of exclusive breastfeeding. These guidelines are inconsistently applied in low and middle i...

    Authors: Dorothy Chepkirui, Jacinta Nzinga, Julie Jemutai, Benjamin Tsofa, Caroline Jones and Martha Mwangome

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:95

    Content type: Review

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  43. The baby and mother friendly initiative is a breastfeeding programme in Namibia aimed to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The purpose of this study was to describe nurse managers’ perceptions and ex...

    Authors: Justina N. Amadhila and Gisela H. Van Rensburg

    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:94

    Content type: Research

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