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Baby-led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2016
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2 blogs
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11 tweeters
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Title
Baby-led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009067.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anne Fallon, Deirdre Van der Putten, Cindy Dring, Edina H Moylett, Gerard Fealy, Declan Devane

Abstract

Baby-led breastfeeding is recommended as best practice in determining the frequency and duration of a breastfeed. An alternative approach is described as scheduled, where breastfeeding is timed and restricted in frequency and duration. It is necessary to review the evidence that supports current recommendations, so that women are provided with high-quality evidence to inform their feeding decisions. To evaluate the effects of baby-led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding, for healthy newborns. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (23 February 2016), CINAHL (1981 to 23 February 2016), EThOS, Index to Theses and ProQuest database and World Health Organization's 1998 evidence to support the 'Ten Steps' to successful breastfeeding (10 May 2016). We planned to include randomised and quasi-randomised trials with randomisation at both the individual and cluster level. Studies presented in abstract form would have been eligible for inclusion if sufficient data were available. Studies using a cross-over design would not have been eligible for inclusion. Two review authors independently assessed for inclusion all potential studies we identified as a result of the search strategy. We would have resolved any disagreement through discussion or, if required, consulted a third review author, but this was not necessary. No studies were identified that were eligible for inclusion in this review. This review demonstrates that there is no evidence from randomised controlled trials evaluating the effect of baby-led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding, for healthy newborns. It is recommended that no changes are made to current practice guidelines without undertaking robust research, to include many patterns of breastfeeding and not limited to baby-led and scheduled breastfeeding. Future exploratory research is needed on baby-led breastfeeding that takes the mother's perspective into consideration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 170 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 22%
Researcher 19 11%
Other 16 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 9%
Student > Bachelor 13 8%
Other 30 18%
Unknown 38 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 45 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 45 26%
Psychology 7 4%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Unspecified 5 3%
Other 22 13%
Unknown 39 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 January 2020.
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#1,199,957
of 19,779,543 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,955
of 11,959 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#25,510
of 287,287 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#54
of 186 outputs
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