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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: Research article

    Breastfeeding is recognised as the optimal method for feeding infants with health gains made by reducing infectious diseases in infancy; and chronic diseases, including obesity, in childhood, adolescence and a...

    Authors: Danielle Gallegos, Rebekah Russell-Bennett, Josephine Previte and Joy Parkinson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:374

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    Despite a gradual increase in breastfeeding rates, overall in the UK there are wide variations, with a trend towards breastfeeding rates at 6–8 weeks remaining below 40% in less affluent areas. While financial...

    Authors: Barbara Whelan, Kate J Thomas, Patrice Van Cleemput, Heather Whitford, Mark Strong, Mary J Renfrew, Elaine Scott and Clare Relton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:355

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Breastfeeding is associated with significant positive health outcomes for mothers and infants. However, despite recommendations from the World Health Organization, exclusive breastfeeding for six months is unc...

    Authors: Helen L McLachlan, Della A Forster, Lisa H Amir, Rhonda Small, Meabh Cullinane, Lyndsey F Watson and Touran Shafiei

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:346

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  4. Content type: Research article

    HIV-positive mothers are likely to exclusively breastfeed if they perceive exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) beneficial to them and their infants. Nevertheless, very little is known in Malawi about HIV-positive mo...

    Authors: Ursula K Kafulafula, Mary K Hutchinson, Susan Gennaro and Sally Guttmacher

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:247

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Child undernutrition and poor feeding practices remain a concern in Ghana. The Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) programme seeks to empower mothers to provide appropriate child care. Although the program h...

    Authors: Sandra Gyampoh, Gloria Ethel Otoo and Richmond Nii Okai Aryeetey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:180

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    The risks of not breastfeeding for mother and infant are well established, yet in Australia, although most women initiate breastfeeding many discontinue breastfeeding altogether and few women exclusively breastfe...

    Authors: Della A Forster, Helen L McLachlan, Mary-Ann Davey, Lisa H Amir, Lisa Gold, Rhonda Small, Kate Mortensen, Anita M Moorhead, Heather A Grimes and Fiona E McLardie-Hore

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:177

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Determinants of the duration of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) differ in effect and magnitude across populations. The present study aimed to identify factors associated with discontinuation of EBF in a municipa...

    Authors: Tatiana O Vieira, Graciete O Vieira, Nelson F de Oliveira, Carlos M C Mendes, Elsa Regina J Giugliani and Luciana R Silva

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:175

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  8. Content type: Research article

    When breastfeeding is difficult or impossible during the neonatal period, an analysis of muscle activity can help determine the best method for substituting it to promote the child’s development. The aim of th...

    Authors: Ellia CL França, Cejana B Sousa, Lucas C Aragão and Luciane R Costa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:154

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In vitro and in vivo analyses differ between the number of milk ducts found in the lactating breast, and there is a lack of knowledge as to whether or not external factors in the mother or the child affect the...

    Authors: Julia Jütte, Ariane Hohoff, Cristina Sauerland, Dirk Wiechmann and Thomas Stamm

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:124

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although the majority of women in England initiate breastfeeding, approximately one third cease breastfeeding by six weeks and many of these women report they would like to have breastfed for longer.

    Authors: Laura L Oakley, Jane Henderson, Maggie Redshaw and Maria A Quigley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:88

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Using a multi-methods approach we aimed to explore the relative prediction of demographic, socioeconomic and modifiable predictors from the Theory of Planned behaviour (TPB) in explaining feeding intentions am...

    Authors: Baltica Cabieses, Dagmar Waiblinger, Gillian Santorelli and Rosemary RC McEachan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:50

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Best practice guidelines to promote breastfeeding suggest that (i) mothers hold their babies in naked body contact immediately after birth, (ii) babies remain undisturbed for at least one hour and (iii) breast...

    Authors: Ruth M Cantrill, Debra K Creedy, Marie Cooke and Fiona Dykes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:20

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of breastfeeding are well-recognised. The majority of first-time mothers in the Lao People's Democratic Republic however do not follow WHO guidelines of exclusively breastfeeding for the first six...

    Authors: Hope Mei Hong Lee, Jo Durham, Jenny Booth and Vanphanom Sychareun

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:223

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  14. Content type: Research article

    International studies suggest that breastfeeding interventions in primary care are more effective than usual care in increasing short and long term breastfeeding rates. Interventions that combine pre- and post...

    Authors: Jenny Ingram

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:192

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Becoming a parent of a preterm baby requiring neonatal care constitutes an extraordinary life situation in which parenting begins and evolves in a medical and unfamiliar setting. Although there is increasing e...

    Authors: Renée Flacking and Fiona Dykes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:179

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