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Breastfeeding in Public

This series serves to provide data and information on the perception of breastfeeding in public throughout the world and highlight some of the issues women face while breastfeeding in public. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding and strive to make this practice more accessible and comfortable for women in their communities and workplaces.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and has undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors are Petra Bueskens of the University of Melbourne, Sally Dowling of the University of the West of England and Fiona Giles of the University of Sydney. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests

  1. Significant efforts by governments at a global and national level have not resulted in a significant increase in the duration of breastfeeding to six months. The views of family and social networks, and commun...

    Authors: Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns and Athena Sheehan
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:25
  2. Decisions about infant feeding are embedded and are continuously made within a woman’s social and cultural context. Despite the benefits of breastfeeding to both women and infants, and government policies and ...

    Authors: Athena Sheehan, Karleen Gribble and Virginia Schmied
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2019 14:24
  3. On a regular basis there is an outcry about a mother who has been told to cover up or move away from a public area while she is breastfeeding. Mothers should feel free to breastfeed whenever they need to. Howe...

    Authors: Lisa H Amir
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2014 9:187