Breastfeeding in the 21st century: epidemiology, mechanisms, and lifelong effect
Scaling up breastfeeding to a near universal level could prevent 823 000 annual deaths in children younger than 5 years. Breastfeeding is important for women and children, whether they are rich or poor.
Why invest, and what it will take to improve breastfeeding practices?
Not breastfeeding is associated with lower intelligence and economic losses of about $302 billion annually or 0·49% of world gross national income. Political support and financial investment are needed to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
Association between breastfeeding support and breastfeeding rates in the UK
This study explored the association between breastfeeding support and breastfeeding among late preterm and term infants.
The Psychosocial and Emotional Experience of Breastfeeding: Reflections of Mothers
This study explored the reasons for early cessation of breastfeeding among Canadian women.
UK women’s experiences of breastfeeding and additional breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of Baby Café services
This paper used in-depth interviews and focus groups to explore the qualitative experiences of UK users of Baby Café services to examine their experiences of breastfeeding and breastfeeding support.
Cumulative risks and cessation of exclusive breast feeding
This Australian study aimed to estimate the prevalence of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding
The importance of interpersonal communication about workplace breastfeeding support
This article focuses on interpersonal communication about breastfeeding support in the workplace.
Breastfeeding assessment score: Systematic review and meta-analysis
The objective of this study was to externally validate the Breastfeeding Assessment Score (BAS) and provide summary accuracy estimates for this clinical prediction model.
Feeding infants directly at the breast during the postpartum hospital stay is associated with increased breastfeeding
This prospective cohort study explored whether feeding only directly from the breast in the first 24–48 h of life increases the proportion of infants receiving any breast milk at 6 months.
Baby milk challenge: Changing secondary school students’ attitudes to breastfeeding
In this study, a school-based intervention was evaluated for its effect on attitudes to breastfeeding in male and female secondary school students in single-sex and mixed-sex groups.
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