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Antenatal breastfeeding education for increasing breastfeeding duration

  1. Pisake Lumbiganon1,*,
  2. Ruth Martis2,
  3. Malinee Laopaiboon3,
  4. Mario R Festin4,
  5. Jacqueline J Ho5,
  6. Mohammad Hakimi6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 29 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006425.pub3


How to Cite

Lumbiganon P, Martis R, Laopaiboon M, Festin MR, Ho JJ, Hakimi M. Antenatal breastfeeding education for increasing breastfeeding duration. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD006425. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006425.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Khon Kaen University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen, Thailand

  2. 2

    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), Faculty of Health, Humanities and Sciences, School of Applied Sciences and Allied Health, School of Midwifery, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

  3. 3

    Khon Kaen University, Department of Biostatistics and Demography, Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen, Thailand

  4. 4

    World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Geneva, Switzerland

  5. 5

    Penang Medical College, Department of Paediatrics, Penang, Malaysia

  6. 6

    Gadjah Mada University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

*Pisake Lumbiganon, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, 123 Mitraparb Road, Amphur Muang, Khon Kaen, 40002, Thailand. pisake@kku.ac.th.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

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Duffy 1997a {published data only}
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Kluka 2004 {published data only}
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Aidam 2005 {published data only}
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Waller 1946 {published data only}
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