World Breastfeeding Week: Access FREE Articles from Journal of Human Lactation

World Breastfeeding Week: FREE Articles in the Journal of Human Lactation

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is an annual celebration of the role of breastfeeding in our homes, our communities, and the world.  As a part of our 2016 theme, Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development, we are proud to announce that Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) is making available 10 essential articles to everyone – FREE through 1 September 2016.


The Journal of Human Lactation is essential for building our knowledge as IBCLCs. We believe knowledge guides our practice, strengthens our value, and supports our role in transforming world health.


Read the following JHL articles—free through 1 September 2016!*

  1. Suck-Swallow-Breathe Dynamics in Breastfed Infants
  2. Weighing the Facts: A Systematic Review of Expected Patterns of Weight Loss in Full-Term, Breastfed Infants
  3. Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation for the Management of Engorgement, Plugged Ducts, and Mastitis
  4. Behavior of the Newborn during Skin-to-Skin
  5. Breastfeeding Duration and Primary Reasons for Breastfeeding Cessation among Women with Postpartum Depressive Symptoms
  6. Breastfeeding Self-efficacy: A Critical Review of Available Instruments
  7. Transfer of Methamphetamine (MA) into Breast Milk and Urine of Postpartum Women who Smoked MA Tablets during Pregnancy: Implications for Initiation of Breastfeeding
  8. Cultural Determinants of Optimal Breastfeeding Practices among Indigenous Mam-Mayan Women in the Western Highlands of Guatemala
  9. Effect of Cup Feeding and Bottle Feeding on Breastfeeding in Late Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Study
  10. Self-Reported Reasons for Breastfeeding Cessation among Low-Income Women Enrolled in a Peer Counseling Breastfeeding Support Program


Journal of Human Lactation is the official journal of ILCA. It is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, insights in practice and policy, commentaries, and case reports relating to research and practice in human lactation and breastfeeding. JHL is relevant to lactation professionals in clinical practice, public health, research, and a broad range of fields related to the trans-disciplinary field of human lactation.

*You may already have access to these articles through a library or other subscription.

4 Responses to World Breastfeeding Week: Access FREE Articles from Journal of Human Lactation

  1. ECBrooks 7 August 2016 at 05:42 #

    Thank you ILCA for making so many articles from your gem of a journal available to honor World Breastfeeding Week.

  2. Ma. Julita S Sibayan 10 August 2016 at 04:38 #

    Thank you for this…

  3. Betsey Lunsford 31 August 2016 at 21:36 #

    Only 2 of the 10 articles would open for reading today. Very disappointed.

    • lactationmatters 1 September 2016 at 11:07 #

      We’re so sorry that you were having challenges today! Please contact us at so we can help troubleshoot this for you.

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