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Breastfeeding and COVID-19

The Editor-in-Chief of International Breastfeeding Journal is selecting articles related to COVID-19 published in the journal to highlight in this collection.  All articles have been subject to the journal’s normal peer review process and the collection is not sponsored.

  1. Women with COVID-19 experienced numerous concerns and doubts about the safety of breastfeeding their babies, and lack of support may have impacted breastfeeding practices. This study aims to compare breastfeed...

    Authors: K. P. Coca, E. Y. Lee, L. Y. Chien, A. C. P. Souza, P. Kittikul, S. A. Hong and Y. S. Chang
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:58
  2. In the past decade, various breastfeeding policies were implemented in Hong Kong, including changes in perinatal guidelines in public hospitals, adoption of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), provis...

    Authors: John Kwan, Jimsyn Jia, Ka-man Yip, Hung-kwan So, Sophie S. F. Leung, Patrick Ip and Wilfred H. S. Wong
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:40
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered how breastfeeding support is provided, resulting in mixed breastfeeding outcomes and experiences for mothers. The World Health Organization has consistently supp...

    Authors: Sarah Turner, Bridget McGann and Meredith ’Merilee’ Brockway
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:38
  4. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread worldwide. The safety of breastfeeding of SARS-CoV-2-positive women has not yet reached a consensus among the scientific community, healthcare providers, experts ...

    Authors: Xiyao Liu, Haoyue Chen, Meijing An, Wangxing Yang, Yujie Wen, Zhihuan Cai, Lulu Wang and Qianling Zhou
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:28
  5. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, billions of people were asked by their state and local governments not to go to work and not leave the house unless they had to. The goal of this qualitative study was to ...

    Authors: Mathilde Cohen and Corinne Botz
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:22
  6. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has affected reproductive and perinatal health both through the infection itself and, indirectly, as a consequence of changes in medical care, social policy or social and econom...

    Authors: Isabel Rodríguez-Gallego, Helen Strivens-Vilchez, Irene Agea-Cano, Carmen Marín-Sánchez, María Dolores Sevillano-Giraldo, Concepción Gamundi-Fernández, Concepción Berná-Guisado and Fatima Leon-Larios
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2022 17:11
  7. It has been demonstrated that children who had been breastfed remain better protected against various infections, and notably respiratory tract infections, well beyond infancy. Since the role of breastfeeding ...

    Authors: Sergio Verd, Jan Ramakers, Isabel Vinuela, Maria-Isabel Martin-Delgado, Aina Prohens and Ruth Díez
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:83
  8. Although the positive effects of good clinical quality standards in perinatal care and breastfeeding support for women, newborns and families have been already demonstrated, many of these practices were disrup...

    Authors: Barbara Muñoz-Amat, Carmen Rosa Pallás-Alonso and María-Teresa Hernández-Aguilar
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:66
  9. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed several challenges to the provision of newborn nutrition and care interventions including maternal support, breastfeeding and family participatory care. Italy was the first coun...

    Authors: Giuseppe Latorre, Domenico Martinelli, Pietro Guida, Ester Masi, Roberta De Benedictis and Luca Maggio
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:36
  10. The World Health Organization recognizes exclusive breastfeeding a safe source of nutrition available for children in most humanitarian emergencies, as in the current pandemic caused by the Severe Acute Respir...

    Authors: Walusa Assad Gonçalves-Ferri, Fábia Martins Pereira-Cellini, Kelly Coca, Davi Casale Aragon, Paulo Nader, João Cesar Lyra, Maryneia Silva do Vale, Sérgio Marba, Katiaci Araujo, Laura Afonso Dias, Daniela Marques de Lima Mota Ferreira, Gislayne Nieto, Lêni Marcia Anchieta, Rita de Cássia Silveira, Marta David Rocha de Moura, Valdenise Martins L. Tuma Calil…
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:30
  11. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on infant feeding in the context of COVID-19 uphold standing recommendations for breastfeeding, non-separation, and skin-to-skin contact, including the use o...

    Authors: Estrella Olonan-Jusi, Paul G. Zambrano, Vu H. Duong, Nguyen T. T. Anh, Nant S. S. Aye, Mei Chien Chua, Hikmah Kurniasari, Zaw Win Moe, Sopapan Ngerncham, Nguyen T. T. Phuong and Janice Datu-Sanguyo
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2021 16:29
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting normal life globally, every area of life is touched. The pandemic demands quick action and as new information emerges, reliable synthesises and guidelines for care are urgen...

    Authors: Welma Lubbe, Elina Botha, Hannakaisa Niela-Vilen and Penny Reimers
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:82
  13. The first reports of the Chinese experience in the management of newborns of mothers with SARS-CoV 2 infection did not recommend mother-baby contact or breastfeeding. At present, the most important Internation...

    Authors: Augusto Pereira, Sara Cruz-Melguizo, Maria Adrien, Lucia Fuentes, Eugenia Marin, Azul Forti and Tirso Perez-Medina
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:69
  14. In an effort to prevent infants being infected with SARS-CoV-2, some governments, professional organisations, and health facilities are instituting policies that isolate newborns from their mothers and otherwi...

    Authors: Karleen Gribble, Roger Mathisen, Mija-tesse Ververs and Anna Coutsoudis
    Citation: International Breastfeeding Journal 2020 15:67