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Exclusive breastfeeding prenatal intentions among HIV-positive mothers in Blantyre, Malawi: a correlation study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, November 2013
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Title
Exclusive breastfeeding prenatal intentions among HIV-positive mothers in Blantyre, Malawi: a correlation study
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, November 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2393-13-203
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ursula K Kafulafula, Mary K Hutchinson, Susan Gennaro, Sally Guttmacher, Andrew Kumitawa

Abstract

Exclusive breastfeeding is an important component of child survival and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in resource-poor settings like Malawi. In Malawi, children under the age of six months are exclusively breastfed for an average duration of 3.7 months. This falls short of the recommendations by the World Health Organization as well as the Malawi Ministry of Health that mothers exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of the child's life. Understanding factors that influence exclusive breastfeeding duration among HIV-positive mothers is important in promoting exclusive breastfeeding among these mothers. An exploratory study was therefore conducted to determine factors that influence HIV-positive mothers' prenatal intended duration of exclusive breastfeeding and their likelihood to exclusively breastfeed for six months.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 126 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 21%
Student > Bachelor 22 17%
Researcher 17 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 9%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 18 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 33 26%
Social Sciences 14 11%
Psychology 7 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Other 12 9%
Unknown 22 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 21 March 2019.
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#5,348,538
of 16,741,199 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#1,619
of 3,106 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#61,591
of 192,833 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#119
of 224 outputs
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