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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Breastfeeding

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: 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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    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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  3. 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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    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research article

    The caesarean section (c-section) rate in Canada is 27.1 %, well above the 5–15 % of deliveries suggested by the World Health Organization in 2009. Emergency and planned c-sections may adversely affect breastf...

    Authors: Amy J. Hobbs, Cynthia A. Mannion, Sheila W. McDonald, Meredith Brockway and Suzanne C. Tough

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:90

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and breastfeeding has been extensively discussed in the literature. However, there is some evidence that this relationship can differ with immigration status...

    Authors: Wen-chi Wu, Jennifer Chun-Li Wu and Tung-liang Chiang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:298

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Whilst it is recommended that babies are breastfed exclusively for the first six months, many mothers do not maintain breastfeeding for this length of time. Previous research confirms that women and midwives v...

    Authors: Emma L Giles, Matthew Holmes, Elaine McColl, Falko F Sniehotta and Jean M Adams

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:116

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Exclusive breastfeeding for six months is recommended but few parents achieve this; particularly younger and less well-educated mothers. Many parents introduce infant formula milk to manage feeding but describ...

    Authors: Rhona J McInnes, Alix Arbuckle and Pat Hoddinott

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:81

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