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The role of the media in the promotion of breastfeeding

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The Knowledge and Attitudes towards Breastfeeding of Iranian Mothers during the First Year after Delivery in 2013

References 1 Anderson GC, Chiu SH, Dombrowski MA, Swinth JY, Albert JM, Wada N. Mother-Newborn Contact in a Randomized Trial of Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing. 2003;32(5):604-11. 2 Edmond KM, Zandoh C, Quigley MA, Amenga-Etego S, Owusu-Agyei S, Kirkwood BR. Delayed breastfeeding initiation increases risk of neonatal mortality. Pediatrics. 2006; 117(3):e380-e6. 3 Yanikkerem E, Tuncer R, Yilmaz K, Aslan M, Karadeniz G. Breast-feeding knowledge and practices among mothers in Manisa, Turkey. Midwifery

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Paid maternity leave extension and exclusive breastfeeding practice: evidence from Brunei

As recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the practice of feeding the newborn with only breastmilk (and prescribed medications when indicated) in their first 6 months of life, otherwise termed exclusive breastfeeding (EBF), has been shown to offer benefits, such as improved cognitive and sensory development, decreased risks from childhood-related killer diseases in the child and reduced risks of ovarian and breast cancers in the mother [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ]. Other benefits associated with EBF have also been documented from a spectrum of social and

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The dark side of the breastfeeding: In the light of endocrine disruptors

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Longer Breastfeeding in Infancy Decreases Systolic Hypertension Risk in Young Adults

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Women’s experiences of formula feeding their infants: an interpretative phenomenological study

1 Introduction The medical community and public health organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), have repeatedly emphasized the benefits of breastfeeding, including a reduced risk of developing obesity-related diseases and allergies, for infant health.1-15 After decades of breastfeeding promotions, breastfeeding rates in Hong Kong have risen consistently, with initiation rates of >85%; however, the low continuation rate of exclusive breastfeeding, with only 31% of infants still breastfeeding at 1 month, and the widespread use of infant

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Initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding: the need for essential support

Breastfeeding has proven health benefits for infants and their mothers and economic benefits for the family and society. Therefore, the World Health Organization and other key agencies have recommended exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of an infant’s life [ 1 , 2 ]. To provide essential support to initiate and maintain breastfeeding requires an understanding of the factors associated with parents’ choices for starting and maintaining breastfeeding. Factors influencing the initiation of breastfeeding include maternal characteristics: maternal

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Feeding Infants with Cow’S Milk and Soy Allergy: Social and Economic Aspects of Efficacy


Allergy to cow’s milk protein and/or soy is common among allergic diseases in infants. They appear at an early infant stage and remain important in clinical practice from one up to three years. According to clinical research, cow’s milk allergy affects about 1.9-4.9% of babies and infants, respectively, and in addition some of them also suffer from soy protein allergy. Dietary prevention of allergic protein by its elimination in food is a significant part of treatment, and allows adequate development of babies and restricts the risk of progressive allergic diseases. Securing exclusive breastfeeding is one of the basic principles in successful therapy treatment. However, there are cases when breastfeeding does not prevent the development of cross milk protein allergy. Only adequate special feeding formulas can provide both energy needs and sufficient quantity of proteins (8.9-11.5%) in food when breastfeeding is not possible. Knowledge of effective compensation mechanisms become apparent by analysing the situation in Europe and USA in the area of different available feeding formulas using both the medical insurance system and randomised formula providing tolerance of the mixture at about 90-95%. The goal of research was to determine the correlation between the availability of a special mixture, parental adherence and treatment outcomes. Applying special formulas is a routine part of treatment, and there is no doubt about its efficacy. No compensation mechanisms exist in present-day Latvia, and the current complicated economic situation in Latvia reduces the ability of parents to choose and buy appropriate formula food. Therefore, a substantial part of therapy treatment is unavailable to infants. Dietary prevention of allergic diseases in infants and small children in Latvia needs special consideration also because of poor knowledge of parents regarding the real situation.

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Evaluation of Iron Status in Relation to Feeding Practices in Early Infancy

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Supplementation of Vitamins and Minerals During Lactation

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