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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth


Section Edited by Vishnu Khanal

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of breastfeeding preparation, initiation, duration, support, outcomes, and all other aspects of breastfeeding.

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  1. Content type: Case report

    Preeclampsia is a multi-system, hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that increases a woman’s risk of later-life cardiovascular disease. Breastfeeding may counteract the negative cardiovascular sequela associate...

    Authors: Jill Demirci, Mandy Schmella, Melissa Glasser, Lisa Bodnar and Katherine P. Himes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:68

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    The World Health Organization leads a global strategy to promote the initiation and maintenance of breast-feeding.

    Authors: Susana Martín-Iglesias, M. Jesús Santamaría-Martín, Ahinoa Alonso-Álvarez, Milagros Rico-Blázquez, Isabel del Cura-González, Ricardo Rodríguez-Barrientosn, Aurora Barberá-Martín, Teresa Sanz-Cuesta, M. Isabel Coghen-Vigueras, Isabel de Antonio-Ramírez, Isabel Durand-Rincón, Felisa Garrido-Rodriguez, María Jesús Geijo-Rincón, Rebeca Mielgo-Salvador, M. Soledad Morales-Montalvá, M. Asunción Reviriego-Gutiérrez…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:59

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The nutritional status of infants born to teenage mothers can be sub-optimal compared to those born to older mothers. One contributing factor is inappropriate feeding practices adopted by teenage mothers. Litt...

    Authors: Ngcwalisa Amanda Jama, Aurene Wilford, Lyn Haskins, Anna Coutsoudis, Lenore Spies and Christiane Horwood

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:52

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of breastfeeding for the infant as well for the mother are well-known. It is recognized that obese (Body Mass Index ≥30 kg/m2) women may have less antenatal intention to breastfeed, and shortened dur...

    Authors: Ing-Marie Claesson, Lotta Larsson, Linda Steen and Siw Alehagen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:39

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  5. Content type: Research article

    A cluster randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive for breastfeeding conducted in areas with low breastfeeding rates in the UK reported a statistically significant increase in breastfeeding at 6–8 ...

    Authors: Maxine Johnson, Barbara Whelan, Clare Relton, Kate Thomas, Mark Strong, Elaine Scott and Mary J. Renfrew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:20

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The emerging adoption of the electronic medical record (EMR) in primary care enables clinicians and researchers to efficiently examine epidemiological trends in child health, including infant feeding practices.

    Authors: Emily Bartsch, Alison L. Park, Jacqueline Young, Joel G. Ray and Karen Tu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:1

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Full breastfeeding is the ultimate aim for preterm infants to ensure they receive the full benefits of human milk however, preterm infants face a number of challenges associated with their immaturity and assoc...

    Authors: Donna T. Geddes, Kok Chooi, Kathryn Nancarrow, Anna R. Hepworth, Hazel Gardner and Karen Simmer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:386

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Controversy exists regarding ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) and its clinical impact on breastfeeding, including the benefits, or otherwise, of tongue-tie release (frenotomy). As exclusive breastfeeding rates in Ir...

    Authors: Kathryn Muldoon, Louise Gallagher, Denise McGuinness and Valerie Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:373

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Many young men and women expect to co-parent their newborn infant. This may have a positive or negative impact on decisions to breastfeed, which is an important health behaviour, influenced by cultural and psy...

    Authors: Vivien Swanson, Leena Hannula, Linda Eriksson, Malin Häggkvist Wallin and Joan Strutton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:204

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Validating a questionnaire/instrument (whether developed or adapted) before proceeding to the field for data collection is important. This article presents the modification of an Irish questionnaire for a Nige...

    Authors: Andy Emmanuel and Sheila E. Clow

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:174

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Mastitis and accompanying pain have been associated with the cessation of breastfeeding. Mastitis is an inflammatory condition of the breast and may be a result of decreased immunity and a lowered resistance t...

    Authors: Diana M. Bond, Jonathan M. Morris and Natasha Nassar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:148

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Preterm infants have an immature sucking behavior and the capacity to be exclusively breastfed may be reduced for a period of weeks or months, depending on gestational age. Nipple shields have been used, not o...

    Authors: Renée Flacking and Fiona Dykes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:1

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Correct measurement and continuous monitoring of exclusive breastfeeding are essential to promote exclusive breastfeeding. Measuring exclusive breastfeeding is a complex issue as rates can vary according to th...

    Authors: Vishnu Khanal, Andy H. Lee, Jane A. Scott, Rajendra Karkee and Colin W. Binns

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:389

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Family culture and beliefs are passed through the generations within families and influence what constitutes appropriate infant care. This includes infant feeding decisions where a family history and support n...

    Authors: K. L. Darwent, R. J. McInnes and V. Swanson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:315

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To assess the prevalence and factors associated with the occurrence of cracked nipples in the first month postpartum.

    Authors: Kamila Juliana da Silva Santos, Géssica Silva Santana, Tatiana de Oliveira Vieira, Carlos Antônio de Souza Teles Santos, Elsa Regina Justo Giugliani and Graciete Oliveira Vieira

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:209

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The U.S. continues to have one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the industrialized world. Studies have shown that full-time employment and early return to work decreased breastfeeding duration, but little ...

    Authors: Rada K. Dagher, Patricia M. McGovern, Jesse D. Schold and Xian J. Randall

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:194

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Transmasculine individuals are people who were assigned as female at birth, but identify on the male side of the gender spectrum. They might choose to use and engage their bodies to be pregnant, birth a baby, ...

    Authors: Trevor MacDonald, Joy Noel-Weiss, Diana West, Michelle Walks, MaryLynne Biener, Alanna Kibbe and Elizabeth Myler

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:106

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have demonstrated that prenatal care (PNC) has an effect on women’s breastfeeding practices. This study aims to examine the influence of adequacy of PNC initiation and services use on breastfe...

    Authors: Christy Costanian, Alison K. Macpherson and Hala Tamim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:100

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life has enormous potential to reduce mortality and morbidity. The older generation, particularly the infant’s grandmothers, play a central role ...

    Authors: Joel Negin, Jenna Coffman, Pavle Vizintin and Camille Raynes-Greenow

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:91

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