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Optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
12 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
5 policy sources
twitter
64 tweeters
facebook
13 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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639 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
898 Mendeley
citeulike
3 CiteULike
Title
Optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003517.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michael S Kramer, Ritsuko Kakuma

Abstract

Although the health benefits of breastfeeding are widely acknowledged, opinions and recommendations are strongly divided on the optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding. Since 2001, the World Health Organization has recommended exclusive breastfeeding for six months. Much of the recent debate in developed countries has centred on the micronutrient adequacy, as well as the existence and magnitude of health benefits, of this practice.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 <1%
United States 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Vietnam 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 885 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 181 20%
Student > Bachelor 145 16%
Researcher 106 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 100 11%
Student > Postgraduate 76 8%
Other 164 18%
Unknown 126 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 323 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 191 21%
Social Sciences 63 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 48 5%
Psychology 25 3%
Other 80 9%
Unknown 168 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 184. 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 15 July 2020.
All research outputs
#118,572
of 17,609,679 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#236
of 11,723 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#607
of 138,456 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2
of 109 outputs
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