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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 (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
15 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
6 policy sources
twitter
65 tweeters
facebook
14 Facebook pages
wikipedia
5 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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861 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
1130 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 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Vietnam 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 6 <1%
Unknown 1111 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 226 20%
Student > Bachelor 165 15%
Researcher 127 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 112 10%
Student > Postgraduate 80 7%
Other 206 18%
Unknown 214 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 380 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 224 20%
Social Sciences 72 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 62 5%
Psychology 26 2%
Other 110 10%
Unknown 256 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 216. 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 05 April 2022.
All research outputs
#149,139
of 22,950,943 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#260
of 12,333 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#675
of 168,084 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#7
of 207 outputs
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