International Breastfeeding Journal is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that will encompass all aspects of breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is recognized as an important public health issue with enormous social and economic implications. Infants who do not receive breast milk are likely to experience poorer health outcomes than breastfed infants; mothers who do not breastfeed increase their own health risks.
- Lisa Amir, University of Melbourne
Economic aspects of breastfeeding - Call for papers
Improving breastfeeding is recognised as a public health and nutrition priority in many countries, but the economic aspects are poorly recognised and rarely investigated in detail. With Governments increasingly interested in the potential for health system cost savings, and international agencies keen to finance breastfeeding promotion with an eye on the Millennium Development Goals, this special thematic series intends to address the economic aspects of breastfeeding.
Guest-edited by Dr Julie Smith, Australian National University, the thematic series will be published in September 2014 and invites original research, reviews, commentaries, clinical perspectives, and practice insights around this topic.
Submission deadline: 1 March 2014
"We see the management of mastitis as an illustration of health professionals' management of wider breastfeeding issues. If health professionals don't know how to manage this common problem, how can they be expected to manage less common conditions such as a breast abscess or nipple/breast candidiasis? There is an urgent need for more clinical research into breastfeeding problems and to improve the education of health professionals to enable them to promote breastfeeding and support breastfeeding women."
Amir LH, Ingram J
Health professionals' advice for breastfeeding problems: Not good enough!
International Breastfeeding Journal 2008, 3:22
"Breastfeeding is recognized as an important public health issue with enormous social and economic implications. In order to help women breastfeed successfully there is a need to understand both the physiology of lactation and the social and cultural context within which breastfeeding occurs. International Breastfeeding Journal invites manuscripts from around the world, which address all of these aspects, including the impediments to breastfeeding, the health effects of not breastfeeding for infants and their mothers, and the management of breastfeeding problems."
Introducing a new journal
International Breastfeeding Journal 2006, 1:1
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