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This article is part of the supplement: Technical inputs, enhancements and applications of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)

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Effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on breastfeeding rates, with special focus on developing countries

Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta*

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Division of Women & Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11(Suppl 3):S24  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-S3-S24

Published: 13 April 2011

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Characteristics of included studies.

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A) Forest plot of the impact of breastfeeding promotion interventions on EBFrate at 4-6 weeks. B) Forest plot of the impact of breastfeeding promotion interventions on EBFrate at 6 months. C) Forest plot of the impact of breastfeeding promotion interventions on any breastfeeding rate at 4-6 weeks. D) Forest plot of the impact of breastfeeding promotion interventions on any breastfeeding rate at 6 months.

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A) Sub-group analysis according to the timing of breastfeeding interventions on EBFrate at 4-6 weeks. B) Sub-group analysis according to the timing of breastfeeding interventions on EBFrate at 6 months. C) Sub-group analysis according to the timing of breastfeeding interventions on any breastfeeding rate at 4-6 weeks. D) Sub-group analysis according to the timing of breastfeeding interventions on any breastfeeding rate at 6 months.

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A) Forest plot of sub-group analysis according to components of breastfeeding promotion interventions for EBFrates at 4-6 weeks. B) Forest plot of sub-group analysis according to components of breastfeeding promotion interventions for EBFrates at 6 month.

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A) Forest plot of sub-group analysis for EBFat 4-6 weeks with respect to type of counseling. B) Forest plot of sub-group analysis for EBFat 6 months with respect to type of counseling.

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A) Forest plot of sub-group analysis for EBFat 4-6 weeks with respect to the level of care at which the intervention was delivered. B) Forest plot of sub-group analysis for EBFat 6 months with respect to the level of care at which the intervention was delivered.

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Risk of bias table of included studies.

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