The Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) is the premier quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, commentaries relating to human lactation and breastfeeding behavior, case reports relevant to the practicing lactation consultant and other health professionals who assist lactating mothers or their breastfeeding infants, debate on research methods for breastfeeding and lactation studies, and discussions of the business aspects of lactation consulting.
JHL has made excellent strides in influence in the past year. They are the top-ranked breastfeeding journal globally and experienced a 50% increase in their ranking among nursing journals, where they are currently ranked as 6th. The journal’s impact factor – a key measure of the journal’s influence that looks at how frequently a journal article is cited – has risen to 1.977. We are proud to have them continuing to bring quality research to our field.
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, JHL is offering free access to a number of their most-read articles through August 31, 2014. While ILCA members receive and have access to JHL as a member benefit, the availability of the free articles is especially beneficial for our colleagues from other disciplines. Please share widely these resources to pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, nurses, educators, researchers and general public.
Free articles from JHL (through 31 August 2014) include:
ILCA Position Paper: Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies by Cathy Carothers and Karleen Gribble
Breastfeeding Knowledge, Confidence, Beliefs, and Attitudes of Canadian Physicians by Catherine M. Pound, Kathryn Williams, Renee Grenon, Mary Aglipay, and Amy C. Plint
Expansion of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding into Neonatal Intensive Care: Expert Group Recommendations by Kerstin H. Nyqvist, Anna-Pia Häggkvist, Mette N. Hansen, Elisabeth Kylberg, Annemi L. Frandsen, Ragnhild Maastrup, Aino Ezeonodo, Leena Hannula, and Laura N. Haiek
Relationship between Use of Labor Pain Medications and Delayed Onset of Lactation by Jennifer N. Lind, Cria G. Perrine, and Ruowei Li
Effect of Cup Feeding and Bottle Feeding on Breastfeeding in Late Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Study by Gonca Yilmaz, Nilgun Caylan, Can Demir Karacan, İlknur Bodur, and Gulbin Gokcay
Education and Support for Fathers Improves Breastfeeding Rates: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Bruce Maycock, Colin W. Binns, Satvinder Dhaliwal, Jenny Tohotoa, Yvonne Hauck, Sharyn Burns, and Peter Howat
Variation in Fat, Lactose, and Protein Composition in Breast Milk over 24 Hours: Associations with Infant Feeding Patterns by Sadaf Khan, Anna R. Hepworth, Danielle K. Prime, Ching T. Lai, Naomi J. Trengove, and Peter E. Hartmann
Postcesarean Section Skin-to-Skin Contact of Mother and Child by Concepción de Alba-Romero, Isabel Camaño-Gutiérrez, Paloma López-Hernández, Javier de Castro-Fernández, Patricia Barbero-Casado, Maria Luisa Salcedo-Vázquez, Dolores Sánchez-López, Pilar Cantero-Arribas, Maria Teresa Moral-Pumarega, and Carmen Rosa Pallás-Alonso
Breastfeeding and Neonatal Weight Loss in Healthy Term Infants by Riccardo Davanzo, Zemira Cannioto, Luca Ronfani, Lorenzo Monasta, and Sergio Demarini
A Qualitative Study to Understand Cultural Factors Affecting a Mother’s Decision to Breast or Formula Feedby Tara P. Fischer and Beth H. Olson
What are your favorite JHL articles from the past year? How have they impacted your practice?