375 results match your criteria International Breastfeeding Journal [Journal]


Taking the path of least resistance: a qualitative analysis of return to work or study while breastfeeding.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 4;14:15. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, New South Wales Australia.

Background: In order to meet World Health Organization recommendations for breastfeeding, many women need to combine breastfeeding with return to work or study. Barriers are often encountered when returning to work or study, which can lead to premature cessation of breastfeeding. This study aimed to explore Australian women's experiences of breastfeeding at one multi-campus university. Read More

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Determinants of infant breastfeeding practices in Nepal: a national study.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 3;14:14. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

3Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD USA.

Background: Optimal breastfeeding practices, reflected by early initiation and feeding of colostrum, avoidance of prelacteal feeds, and continued exclusivity or predominance of breastfeeding, are critical for assuring proper infant nutrition, growth and development.

Methods: We used data from a nationally representative survey in 21 district sites across the Mountains, Hills and Terai (southern plains) of Nepal in 2013. Determinants of early initiation of breastfeeding, feeding of colostrum, prelacteal feeding and predominant breastfeeding were explored in 1015 infants < 12 months of age. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6448244PMC
April 2019
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Determinants of the early initiation of breastfeeding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 2;14:13. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

3Department of Community Health, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Background: National surveys in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continue to show rates of breastfeeding below global recommendations. Delay of timely or early initiation of breastfeeding is common in the community. Current approaches are not addressing the major constraints. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444675PMC
April 2019
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The effects of kangaroo mother care on the time to breastfeeding initiation among preterm and LBW infants: a meta-analysis of published studies.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 19;14:12. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia.

Background: Kangaroo mother care is a comprehensive intervention given for all newborns especially for premature and low birthweight infants. It is the most feasible and preferred intervention for decreasing neonatal morbidity and mortality. Even though time to initiating breastfeeding has been examined by randomized controlled trials, varying findings have been reported. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6379962PMC
February 2019
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Infant feeding by South African mothers living with HIV: implications for future training of health care workers and the need for consistent counseling.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 14;14:11. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

3University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 USA.

Background: Since 2010, the World Health Organization recommends lifelong antiretroviral treatment for all women living with HIV, and exclusive breastfeeding for six-months followed by breastfeeding until 24-months for all HIV positive mothers. Nevertheless, many mothers living with HIV do not initiate breastfeeding or stop prematurely, and many countries are still in the process of updating their national infant feeding guidelines to align with World Health Organization recommendations. We sought to understand uptake of breastfeeding and factors that influence decision-making regarding infant feeding in women living with and without HIV who receive ante- and postnatal care at a primary healthcare setting. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376722PMC
February 2019
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"Everybody breastfeeds if they have milk": factors that shape exclusive breastfeeding practices in informal settlements of Mumbai, India.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 12;14:10. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), Behind Bldg. No. 11, BMC Colony Shastri Nagar, Santa Cruz (W), Mumbai, 400 054 India.

Background: In India, though breastfeeding is universally practiced, exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates in urban informal settlements are low; and health programs face several challenges in promoting EBF. In this study, ensconced in one program area of a non-government organization, we focused on "positive deviant"- mothers who were able to practice EBF for six months and attempted to delineate factors that shaped their EBF practices. Typically, qualitative research from Lower and Middle Income countries on EBF has focused on understanding why women practice EBF; the converse perspective taken in this study has been less explored. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371460PMC
February 2019
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Distribution of bioactive factors in human milk samples.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 11;14. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

1Department of Anatomy, MTA-PTE PACAP Research Group, Centre for Neuroscience, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary.

Background: Breast milk provides nutrition for infants and also contains a variety of bioactive factors that influence the development of the newborn. Human milk is a complex biological fluid that can be separated into different layers (water phase and lipid phase with its component water and lipid fractions). It can affect the developing human body along the whole length of the gastrointestinal tract, and through the circulation, its factors may reach every organ. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371541PMC
February 2019

An educational intervention to implement skin-to-skin contact and early breastfeeding in a rural hospital in Mexico.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 6;14. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

2Pediatrics Department, Tecnológico de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León Mexico.

Background: Early skin-to-skin contact promotes infant physiologic stability, provides warmth and makes breast milk readily available. Despite the known benefits of early skin-to-skin contact, this practice is not included within standard care in the Mexican public healthcare system. After birth, newborns are usually taken to an incubator in the nursery where they transition to extrauterine life and receive either dextrose 5% or infant formula for their first feed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366069PMC
February 2019

Beyond health care providers' recommendations: understanding influences on infant feeding choices of women with HIV in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 31;14. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

4Department of Infectious Diseases, Medicine and Sexual Health, Mater, Rotunda and University College, Dublin, Ireland.

Background: Despite the array of studies on infant feeding practices of HIV-infected women, gaps still exist in the understanding of the underlying reasons for their infant feeding choices. Potential for behavioural change exists, especially in the light of the 2016 updated World Health Organization guideline on HIV and infant feeding. The aim of this paper is to determine the rate of adoption of exclusive breastfeeding in this cohort, examine the determinants of infant feeding choices of HIV-infected women and assess the underlying reasons for these choices. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357465PMC
January 2019

Level of exclusive breastfeeding practice in remote and pastoralist community, Aysaita woreda, Afar, Ethiopia.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 29;14. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

3School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box: 9086, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: In Afar, a pastoralist and remote area of Ethiopia, one in five children suffers from acute malnutrition. Investigation of the prevalence and associated factors of exclusive breastfeeding may provide insight into the current burden and nature of the problem, and offer help on how to direct prevention strategies. The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence and identify associated factors of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) practice in Afar, Ethiopia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350353PMC
January 2019
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Timely initiation of breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers of infants age 0-6 months old in Bahir Dar City, Northwest, Ethiopia, 2017: a community based cross-sectional study.

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Amare Belachew

Int Breastfeed J 2019 14;14. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Background: Early initiation of breastfeeding, also known as early initiation, is the provision of a mothers own breast milk to her infant within one hour of birth. In Ethiopia, there is a considerable variation in the timely initiation of breastfeeding practices. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the level of timely initiation of breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers of infants less than six months old in Bahir Dar, Northwest, Ethiopia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332601PMC
January 2019
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Diarrhoea deaths and disability-adjusted life years attributable to suboptimal breastfeeding practices in Nigeria: findings from the global burden of disease study 2016.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 9;14. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

1Translational Health Research Institute, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW Australia.

Background: In Nigeria, diarrhoea contributes significantly to childhood morbidity and mortality, with suboptimal breastfeeding practices playing a key role. The present study aimed to report on diarrhoea deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) among children aged under five years attributable to suboptimal breastfeeding practices in Nigeria.

Methods: This study used data from the Global Burden of Disease study 2016, which estimated mortality from diarrhoea in the Cause of Death Ensemble model. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327380PMC
January 2019
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Getting schooled: teachers' views on school-based breastfeeding education in Lebanon.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 8;14. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

2Department of Education Studies, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA.

Background: School-based breastfeeding education (SBBE) may help improve breastfeeding rates in the long term by instilling in young people a base of evidence-informed knowledge, skills, and attitudes that primes them to make informed decisions about infant feeding and to become positive change agents. Breastfeeding rates in Lebanon remain suboptimal, and breastfeeding misconceptions along with social pressures to use infant formula are known contributing barriers. We conducted this study with pre-K-12 teachers to understand the SBBE landscape as well as the supports and constraints for SBBE at two large Lebanese schools. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325822PMC
January 2019
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The IBLCE exam: candidate experience, motivation, study strategies used and predictors of success.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 7;14. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre, Ltd., Dayton, USA.

Background: Optimising breastfeeding rates is a public health priority. Studies have shown that all forms of extra breastfeeding support increase breastfeeding rates, including support provided by trained health professionals. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are trained healthcare professionals in the clinical management of breastfeeding and human lactation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323655PMC
January 2019
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External evaluation and self-monitoring of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative's maternity hospitals in Brazil.

Int Breastfeed J 2019 5;14. Epub 2019 Jan 5.

2Fernandes Figueira Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Unidade de Pesquisa Clínica, Av. Rui Barbosa, 716, Rio de Janeiro, RJ CEP 20021-140 Brazil.

Background: In Brazil, the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) proposes following the criteria, the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding", International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and Good birth and delivery practices. Brazilian Baby-Friendly Hospitals are reassessed triennially by external evaluators and annually by self-monitoring. This study aimed to verify if the self-monitoring system fulfills its role of enabling accredited hospitals to assess and improve their compliance with the BFHI criteria. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6321706PMC
January 2019
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Higher likelihood of 6-months exclusive breastfeeding among HIV infected than uninfected mothers: a household survey in Kenya.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 29;13:51. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

3University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA.

Background: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) (breast milk feeding without additional food or drink, except medicine) is associated with deceased risk of postnatal transmission of HIV from mother to child.

Methods: This analysis used data from a household survey in Western Kenya in 2011. Participants were mothers with HIV and uninfected mothers, aged ≥14 years who gave birth in the prior year (ever breastfed) within the Kenya Medical Research Institute/US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KEMRI/CDC) Health and Demographic Surveillance System. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6264028PMC
November 2018
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Perception and practice of breastfeeding among HIV positive mothers receiving care for prevention of mother to child transmission in South-East, Nigeria.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 28;13:50. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu campus, Enugu, Nigeria.

Background: Although the risk of HIV transmission through breastfeeding is reduced considerably with the use of antiretroviral therapy, infant feeding by HIV positive mothers remains controversial. Weighing risks against benefits generates intense debate among policymakers, program managers and service providers in sub-Saharan Africa, considering that the major causes of infant death of malnutrition and infectious diseases, could be prevented if mothers breastfeed their babies. Whereas breastfeeding involves some risk of HIV transmission, not breastfeeding poses considerable risk to infant survival. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-018-0191-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6264606PMC
November 2018
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Prelacteal feeding and associated factors in Ethiopia: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 28;13:49. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

3Department of Public Health, College of Health Science, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia.

Background: Prelacteal feeding can be defined as giving any solid or liquid foods other than breast milk during the first three days after birth. It affects timely initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding practices. Even though the issue was investigated in Ethiopia, fragmented and inconsistent findings were reported. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6260692PMC
November 2018
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Patterns of breastfeeding practices among infants and young children in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 16;13:48. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

2The John Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD USA.

Background: Despite the ongoing efforts to improve infant feeding practices, low rates of breastfeeding and early introduction of complementary feeding have been reported in many countries. Systematic documentation of breastfeeding practices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is needed in order to directing successful strategies. The aim of this study was to evaluate breastfeeding practices among mothers in Abu Dhabi, UAE, using the World Health Organization (WHO) infant and young child feeding indicators. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6240248PMC
November 2018
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Perception of donor breast milk and determinants of its acceptability among mothers in a developing community: a cross-sectional multi-center study in south-east Nigeria.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 14;13:47. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

1University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital|, Nsukka, Nigeria.

Background: Due to the health and economic benefits of breast milk, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that for infants who cannot receive breast milk from their own mothers, the next preferred option is donated breast milk. This recommendation is however rarely practiced in most developing countries where donor milk is not widely accepted.

Methods: This cross-sectional multi-center study enrolled mothers attending antenatal or pediatric clinics in six tertiary institution in south-east Nigeria using purposive and convenient sampling method. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6236964PMC
November 2018
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Factors associated with a low prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding during hospital stay in urban and semi-rural areas of southern Vietnam.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 19;13:46. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

1The Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Background: There is a paucity of data regarding risk factors associated with suboptimal breastfeeding practices in urbanized areas of low-middle income countries (LMICs).

Methods: Through a large prospective birth cohort, which enrolled 6706 infants in Vietnam between 2009 and 2013, we investigated the practice of exclusive breastfeeding during hospital stay in urban and semi-rural populations and aimed to identify factors associated with suboptimal breastfeeding practices. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression were performed to determine factors associated with not exclusive breastfeeding during hospital stay. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6194569PMC
October 2018
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Comparison of attitudes to breastfeeding among Spanish-born and Chinese-born postpartum women in Madrid.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 3;13:45. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

1School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Nursing Department, Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Maternal breastfeeding is a practice that is associated with multiple health benefits for mothers and children. One of the lowest rates of breastfeeding has been observed among Chinese women who immigrate to high income countries. At present, there is a lack of comparative information between this group and that of Spanish-born women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6171230PMC
October 2018
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Uncovering the barriers to exclusive breastfeeding for mothers living in Dhaka's slums: a mixed method study.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 26;13:44. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

1Nutrition and Clinical Services Division, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Mohakhali, Dhaka, 1212 Bangladesh.

Background: Despite the substantial impact on child and maternal health, breastfeeding practices for infants remain at the suboptimum level in Bangladesh. Yet the understanding of why these practices are suboptimal, especially surrounding urban slum dwelling mothers, is unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess early infant feeding practices, examine associations with maternal factors, and uncover the facilitators and barriers to early feeding practices in selected slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6158891PMC
September 2018
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Using donor human milk to feed vulnerable term infants: a case series in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 10;13:43. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

1Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 719 Umbilo Rd, Durban, 4001 South Africa.

Background: Donor human milk is the World Health Organization's recommendation for infant feeding when the mother's own breast milk is unavailable. Breast milk has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality and in low birthweight infants, donor milk reduces the incidence of necrotising enterocolitis, late onset sepsis and improves outcomes. There is a paucity of literature documenting outcomes of using donor human milk in older children who need additional support for a variety of health issues. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131835PMC
September 2018
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Investigating factors associated with success of breastfeeding in first-time mothers undergoing epidural analgesia: a prospective cohort study.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 5;13:42. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

1Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore.

Background: We investigated the possible risk factors that could influence the likelihood of breastfeeding at 5 to 9 weeks postpartum with our primary aim being to analyse the associations between psychological vulnerabilities, such as peripartum depression and anxiety, and continued breastfeeding. Our secondary aim was to investigate other non-psychological factors' influence on continued breastfeeding.

Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted in KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6125871PMC
September 2018
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Donor milk intake and infant growth in a South African neonatal unit: a cohort study.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 4;13:41. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

5Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL USA.

Background: Implications of donor milk feedings on infant growth in resource limited settings remain uncertain. This knowledge gap includes the impact of donor milk availability on infant intake of mother's own milk. Therefore, this investigation aimed to measure intake and growth in infants receiving donor milk when born to women from resource limited backgrounds with high rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124008PMC
September 2018
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Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding in rural South India.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 29;13:40. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

2Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8 Street, HLS 390W2, Miami, FL 33199 USA.

Background: While breastfeeding rates have improved globally, disparities in breastfeeding practices persist particularly in rural and low resource settings. In India, only 56% of Indian mothers practice exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the recommended six months. As India leads the world in the number of preterm births, under 5 years of age malnutrition and neonatal mortality, understanding the factors associated with EBF can help improve the nutritional status for millions of infants. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6114539PMC
August 2018
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Evidence of inflated exclusive breastfeeding estimates from a clinical trial in Bangladesh.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 22;13:39. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

2Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA.

Suboptimal breastfeeding is a major cause of infant morbidity and mortality across the world. Inconsistent data has hampered quantification of this practice, however, limiting breastfeeding promotion efforts. As part of a clinical trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh, data was collected on breastfeeding patterns among 125 infants. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6106757PMC
August 2018
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Knowledge, attitude and support for exclusive breastfeeding among bankers in Mainland Local Government in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 22;13:38. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

2Department of Medicine, Peterborough City Hospital, Bretton Gate, Peterborough, PE3 9GZ UK.

Background: Breastfeeding is a recognized means of ensuring optimal nutrition for the infant. Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding an infant child breast milk only, and for optimal nutrition it is recommended that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. Without workplace support, exclusive breastfeeding is difficult for working mothers who return to work. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6106889PMC
August 2018
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Inappropriate infant feeding practices of HIV-positive mothers attending PMTCT services in Oromia regional state, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 17;13:37. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

3School of Public Health, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

Background: Inappropriate infant feeding affects the probability of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and HIV-free survival of infants. However, in Ethiopia limited evidence exists regarding the infant feeding practice of mothers who are HIV-positive. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of inappropriate infant feeding among HIV-positive mothers attending the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) service in Adama and Bushoftu towns, Oromia, central Ethiopia

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in ten PMTCT service providing health facilities in the towns; 283 mother-infant pairs were enrolled. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-018-0181-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6098608PMC
August 2018
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Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding and barriers for its continuation up to six months in Kandy district, Sri Lanka.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 9;13:36. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Family Health Bureau, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.

Background: Since 2005, the national policy on breastfeeding in Sri Lanka is exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months, as recommended by World Health Organization. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding and barriers for its' continuation up to 6 months, in Kandy District, Sri Lanka.

Methods: A clinic based cross-sectional study was conducted from August to November 2016, in six randomly selected Medical Officer of Health areas in the Kandy District. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6085653PMC
August 2018
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Neonatal tooth with Riga-Fide disease affecting breastfeeding: a case report.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 27;13:35. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

2Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan, Pahang Malaysia.

Background: Neonatal teeth erupt during the neonatal period and natal teeth are the presence of teeth since birth. While rare, natal teeth and neonatal teeth can have a significant impact on breastfeeding. Neonatal teeth are less common, and although its exact etiology is still unknown, it can cause difficulties in breastfeeding to the mother and may eventually lead to discontinuation of breastfeeding. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6062915PMC
July 2018
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Assessment of initiation of breastfeeding practice in Kassala, Eastern Sudan: a community-based study.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 25;13:34. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

1Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) encourages early initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour after birth with the objective of saving children's lives. There are few published research papers about factors associated with the initiation of breastfeeding in Sudan.The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with the timely initiation of breastfeeding among mothers with children two years and under in Kassala, Eastern Sudan. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060461PMC
July 2018
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Fish intake reflects on DHA level in breast milk among lactating women in Latvia.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 20;13:33. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment BIOR, Riga, Latvia.

Background: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid required for proper growth and development. DHA levels in breast milk vary worldwide. Higher levels are observed among coastal populations and are associated with marine food consumption. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6053787PMC
July 2018
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The effect of mother and newborn early skin-to-skin contact on initiation of breastfeeding, newborn temperature and duration of third stage of labor.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 16;13:32. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Mother and newborn skin-to-skin contact (SSC) after birth brings about numerous protective effects; however, it is an intervention that is underutilized in Iraq where a globally considerable rate of maternal and child death has been reported. The present study was conducted in order to assess the effects of SCC on initiation of breastfeeding, newborn temperature, and duration of the third stage of labor.

Methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted on 108 healthy women and their neonates (56 in the intervention group who received SSC and 52 in the routine care group) at Hawler maternity teaching hospital of Erbil, Iraq from February to May, 2017. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6048813PMC
July 2018
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Exclusive breastfeeding practice in Ethiopia and its association with antenatal care and institutional delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 16;13:31. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

2Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia.

Background: Despite the World Health Organization recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life, the rate remains low both in developed and developing countries. In Ethiopia, findings regarding the prevalence of EBF have been highly variable. Antenatal care and institutional delivery are the most important factors contributing to the practice of EBF however; their effect has not been investigated in Ethiopia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6048887PMC
July 2018
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Pilot testing of the Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly toolbox in Ghana.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 11;13:30. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

2Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT USA.

Background: Ghana has achieved significant progress in breastfeeding practices in the past two decades. Further progress is, however, limited by insufficient government funding and declining donor support for breastfeeding programs. The current study pretested feasibility of the in Ghana, to assess the existing enabling environment and gaps for scaling-up effective actions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6042403PMC
July 2018
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Factors associated with delayed initiation of breastfeeding: a cross-sectional study in South Sudan.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 5;13:28. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

4Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Background: The global breastfeeding recommendation states that all infants should be put to the breast within one hour of birth, which is defined as timely initiation or early initiation of breastfeeding. Early initiation of breastfeeding is associated with reduced risk in infant illness and death. Understanding the determinants of delay in initiation of breastfeeding might spur health staff and policy makers to foster timely breastfeeding. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6034205PMC
July 2018
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Breastfeeding self-efficacy and breastmilk feeding for moderate and late preterm infants in the Family Integrated Care trial: a mixed methods protocol.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 6;13:29. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

2Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada.

Background: Breastmilk is the ideal nutrition for preterm infants. Yet, breastmilk feeding rates among preterm infants are substantially lower than those of full-term infants. Barriers incurred through hospital care practices as well as the physical environment of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can result in physical and emotional separation of infants from their parents, posing a substantial risk to establishing and maintaining breastfeeding. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6035466PMC
July 2018
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Exploring parental perceptions and knowledge regarding breastfeeding practices in Rajanpur, Punjab Province, Pakistan.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 3;13:24. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

3School of Public Health, Department of Public Health Medicine, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany.

Background: Exclusive breastfeeding is significantly associated with strong infant immunity and optimal development. The importance of breastfeeding is underestimated. Parental lack of knowledge and unhealthy practices regarding breastfeeding deprive infants of their basic right to mother's milk. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-018-0171-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6029391PMC
July 2018
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Impact of timing of breastfeeding initiation on neonatal mortality in India.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 3;13:27. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

2Department of Mathematical Demography & Statistics, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400088 India.

Background: Neonatal mortality defined as a death during the first 28 days of life and is the most critical phase of child survival. In spite of the strong evidence supporting immediate and long term health benefits of timely initiation of breastfeeding in India, only two-fifths (44%) of children receive breastfeeding within 1 h of birth. This study aims to examine the role of a behavioral factor i. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6029033PMC
July 2018
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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of breastfeeding among women visiting primary healthcare clinics on the island of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 3;13:26. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

1Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), P.O. Box: 51900, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Background: The World Health Organization recommends continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond. This study assessed breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and practices among women residing on the island of Abu Dhabi and identified associated factors.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study using a self-administered questionnaire among mothers visiting primary healthcare clinics in Abu Dhabi between November 2014 and 2015. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6029179PMC
July 2018
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Impact of in-hospital birth weight loss on short and medium term breastfeeding outcomes.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 3;13:25. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

3Molecular Biology Unit, Division of Hematology, Son Espases University Hospital, Valldemossa Road, 79, 07010 Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Background: The definition for lower limit of safe birthweight loss among exclusively breastfed neonates is arbitrary. Despite this, in cases of great in-hospital weight loss, breastfeeding adequacy is immediately questioned. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between weight loss at discharge from hospital, when babies are ready to go home, and eventual cessation of exclusive breastfeeding since birth. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6029158PMC
July 2018
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Acceptability of donor breast milk banking, its use for feeding infants, and associated factors among mothers in eastern Ethiopia.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 26;13:23. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

5School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University, Harar, Ethiopia.

Background: The first priority for infant feeding is to encourage the use of infant's mother's breast milk, but when this is not possible, donated breast milk is the second best option. In developing countries, very few studies have been conducted on the acceptance of donor breast milk. Hence, this study was planned to discover the acceptability of donor breast milk banking, its use for feeding infants, and associated factors among mothers in eastern Ethiopia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6019314PMC
June 2018
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Exploring breastfeeding support on social media.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 15;13:22. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2750 Australia.

Background: Lack of breastfeeding support is often cited by mothers as one of the key reasons for premature weaning. The experiences and perceptions of breastfeeding mothers in a range of contexts and their support needs have been studied, but there has been little exploration of the specific breastfeeding topics that women are investigating via social networking sites (SNSs) such as Facebook, and how breastfeeding peer supporters respond to queries about breastfeeding concerns on a SNS.

Methods: This online ethnography took place in the Australian Breastfeeding Association's (ABA) closed Facebook groups. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6003082PMC
June 2018
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Deep breast pain during lactation: a case-control study in Sweden investigating the role of .

Int Breastfeed J 2018 7;13:21. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

2Health Sciences Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Box 157, 221 00 Lund, Sweden.

Background: Deep breast pain during lactation, with or without accompanying nipple pain and soreness continues to be anecdotally linked to infection by despite lack of robust evidence in the literature that is the cause of women's breast symptoms.

Methods: A case-control study of breastfeeding women in Sweden with ( 35) and without ( 35) symptoms that may be attributable to was carried out. The symptoms were radiating, burning and penetrating or non-penetrating breast pain with or without associated nipple pain during or after breastfeeding. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5992756PMC
June 2018
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Frontline health workers and exclusive breastfeeding guidelines in an HIV endemic South African community: a qualitative exploration of policy translation.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 7;13:20. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

1School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2000 South Africa.

Background: Mothers rely heavily on health worker advice to make infant feeding decisions. Confusing or misleading advice can lead to suboptimal feeding practices. From 2001, HIV positive mothers in South Africa were counseled to choose either exclusive breastfeeding or exclusive formula feeding to minimize vertical HIV transmission. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-018-0164-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5992713PMC
June 2018
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Limitations of maternal recall for measuring exclusive breastfeeding rates in South African mothers.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 25;13:19. Epub 2018 May 25.

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Background: Maternal recall is most commonly used to determine exclusive breastfeeding rates. A gold standard stable isotope method is available which can determine intake of breast milk versus water from sources other than breast milk and thus objectively determine exclusive breastfeeding. The objectives of this study were to determine exclusive breastfeeding rates by both maternal recall and the objective stable isotope method and discuss the limitations and usefulness of the two methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-018-0159-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5970480PMC
May 2018
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Perception and practice of breastfeeding in public in an urban community in Accra, Ghana.

Int Breastfeed J 2018 18;13:18. Epub 2018 May 18.

School of Public Health, University of Ghana, P.O. Box LG 13, Legon, Accra Ghana.

Background: Reported stigmatization and confrontation (verbal and aggressive), of women when breastfeeding in public spaces constitutes a barrier to the recommendation to breastfeed infants on demand. While such stigma of breastfeeding in public has been reported more commonly in Western country media, there is no documented evidence of this stigma in developing country settings. The current study describes community perception and experience of breastfeeding in public in Accra, Ghana. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13006-018-0161-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960163PMC
May 2018
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