Community based peer counsellors for support of exclusive breastfeeding: experiences from rural Uganda.

PubWeight™: 1.66‹?› | Rank: Top 3%

🔗 View Article (PMC 1626445)

Published in Int Breastfeed J on October 20, 2006

Authors

Jolly Nankunda1, James K Tumwine, Ashild Soltvedt, Nulu Semiyaga, Grace Ndeezi, Thorkild Tylleskär

Author Affiliations

1: Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere Medical School, Kampala, Uganda. jollyn2411@yahoo.com

Associated clinical trials:

PROMISE EBF: Safety and Efficacy of Exclusive Breastfeeding Promotion in the Era of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa | NCT00397150

Articles citing this

Sub-optimal breastfeeding of infants during the first six months and associated factors in rural communities of Jimma Arjo Woreda, Southwest Ethiopia. BMC Public Health (2012) 1.29

Exclusive breastfeeding among women taking HAART for PMTCT of HIV-1 in the Kisumu Breastfeeding Study. BMC Pediatr (2014) 0.90

The Culture of Bottle-feeding. Indian J Community Med (2009) 0.89

Early infant feeding practices in three African countries: the PROMISE-EBF trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding by peer counsellors. Int Breastfeed J (2014) 0.87

Exploring perceptions of community health policy in Kenya and identifying implications for policy change. Health Policy Plan (2015) 0.86

Determinants of early initiation, exclusiveness, and duration of breastfeeding in Uganda. J Health Popul Nutr (2014) 0.85

Effectiveness of peer-delivered interventions for severe mental illness and depression on clinical and psychosocial outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2014) 0.82

Community volunteers can improve breastfeeding among children under six months of age in the Democratic Republic of Congo crisis. Int Breastfeed J (2012) 0.79

Magnitude and factors associated with delayed initiation of breastfeeding among mothers who deliver in Mulago hospital, Uganda. Afr Health Sci (2015) 0.78

Community-based behavior change promoting child health care: a response to socio-economic disparity. J Health Popul Nutr (2016) 0.78

Callers' attitudes and experiences of UK breastfeeding helpline support. Int Breastfeed J (2013) 0.77

Barefoot therapists: barriers and facilitators to delivering maternal mental health care through peer volunteers in Pakistan: a qualitative study. Int J Ment Health Syst (2016) 0.77

Family networks to improve outcomes in children with intellectual and developmental disorders: a qualitative study. Int J Ment Health Syst (2014) 0.76

Management of acute malnutrition in infants aged under 6 months (MAMI): current issues and future directions in policy and research. Food Nutr Bull (2015) 0.75

Mother-to-mother therapy in India and Pakistan: adaptation and feasibility evaluation of the peer-delivered Thinking Healthy Programme. BMC Psychiatry (2017) 0.75

Incorporating cultural beliefs in promoting exclusive breastfeeding. Afr J Midwifery Womens Health (2013) 0.75

Home-based neonatal care by community health workers for preventing mortality in neonates in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. J Perinatol (2016) 0.75

Breastfeeding and infant growth outcomes in the context of intensive peer counselling support in two communities in Bangladesh. Int Breastfeed J (2016) 0.75

Individual and Community Perspectives, Attitudes, and Practices to Mother-to-Child-Transmission and Infant Feeding among HIV-Positive Mothers in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Literature Review. Int J MCH AIDS (2013) 0.75

Articles cited by this

How many child deaths can we prevent this year? Lancet (2003) 30.39

Promotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT): a randomized trial in the Republic of Belarus. JAMA (2001) 11.31

Early exclusive breastfeeding reduces the risk of postnatal HIV-1 transmission and increases HIV-free survival. AIDS (2005) 6.10

Effect of community-based peer counsellors on exclusive breastfeeding practices in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a randomised controlled trial [see commments]. Lancet (2000) 4.67

Efficacy of home-based peer counselling to promote exclusive breastfeeding: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet (1999) 4.52

Exclusive breastfeeding reduces acute respiratory infection and diarrhea deaths among infants in Dhaka slums. Pediatrics (2001) 4.05

Evidence for protection by breast-feeding against infant deaths from infectious diseases in Brazil. Lancet (1987) 4.01

Effect of the HIV epidemic on infant feeding in South Africa: "When they see me coming with the tins they laugh at me". Bull World Health Organ (2006) 2.94

Mortality and infectious disease associated with infant-feeding practices in developing countries. Pediatrics (1984) 2.42

Mothers' education but not fathers' education, household assets or land ownership is the best predictor of child health inequalities in rural Uganda. Int J Equity Health (2004) 1.99

Exclusive breastfeeding is undermined by use of other liquids in rural southwestern Nigeria. J Trop Pediatr (2002) 1.73

Evaluation of a community-based intervention to increase breastfeeding prevalence. J Public Health Med (2000) 1.69

Sociocultural factors and the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in rural Yoruba communities of Osun State, Nigeria. Soc Sci Med (1997) 1.68

Effect of peer counselors on breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and duration among low-income urban women. J Hum Lact (1994) 1.59

Lactation counseling increases exclusive breast-feeding rates in Ghana. J Nutr (2005) 1.58

Improving breastfeeding practices on a broad scale at the community level: success stories from Africa and Latin America. J Hum Lact (2005) 1.55

Sociocultural influences on infant feeding decisions among HIV-infected women in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Matern Child Nutr (2005) 1.52

Promoting breastfeeding in rural Gambia: combining traditional and modern knowledge. Health Policy Plan (2001) 1.45

Volunteer peer counselors increase breastfeeding duration among rural low-income women. Birth (1998) 1.39

Information and socioeconomic factors associated with early breastfeeding practices in rural and urban Morogoro, Tanzania. Acta Paediatr (2001) 1.33

Differences between international recommendations on breastfeeding in the presence of HIV and the attitudes and counselling messages of health workers in Lilongwe, Malawi. Int Breastfeed J (2006) 1.32

Breastfeeding among low-income women with and without peer support. J Community Health Nurs (1998) 1.26

Infant feeding practices in western Tanzania and Uganda: implications for infant feeding recommendations for HIV-infected mothers. Trop Med Int Health (2004) 1.21

Support for breastfeeding mothers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2002) 1.09

Home breastfeeding support by health professionals: findings of a randomized controlled trial in a population of Italian women. Acta Paediatr (2004) 0.98

Lactation counseling increases breast-feeding duration but not breast milk intake as measured by isotopic methods. J Nutr (2003) 0.92

A 12-month lactation clinic experience in Uganda. J Trop Pediatr (1992) 0.91

Increasing breastfeeding initiation and duration at a community level: an evaluation of Sagkeeng First Nation's community health nurse and peer counselor programs. J Hum Lact (2002) 0.85

Liposomal daunorubicin (DaunoXome) plus dexamethasone for patients with multiple myeloma. A phase II International Oncology Study Group study. Cancer (2002) 0.81

Education, peer counseling, and paternal support: three ways to encourage a healthful breastfeeding schedule. J Am Diet Assoc (2002) 0.80

Articles by these authors

Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa (PROMISE-EBF): a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet (2011) 3.21

Boys are more stunted than girls in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of 16 demographic and health surveys. BMC Pediatr (2007) 2.37

Low adherence to exclusive breastfeeding in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study comparing dietary recall since birth with 24-hour recall. BMC Pediatr (2007) 2.26

Intimate partner violence against women in eastern Uganda: implications for HIV prevention. BMC Public Health (2006) 2.26

Determinants of male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme in Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey. Reprod Health (2010) 2.19

Bacteraemia among severely malnourished children infected and uninfected with the human immunodeficiency virus-1 in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Infect Dis (2006) 2.00

Mothers' education but not fathers' education, household assets or land ownership is the best predictor of child health inequalities in rural Uganda. Int J Equity Health (2004) 1.99

Cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis in ugandan children with persistent diarrhea with and without concurrent infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Am J Trop Med Hyg (2005) 1.90

Male partner antenatal attendance and HIV testing in eastern Uganda: a randomized facility-based intervention trial. J Int AIDS Soc (2011) 1.87

Equitable access to health care. BMJ (2007) 1.79

Severe malnutrition with and without HIV-1 infection in hospitalised children in Kampala, Uganda: differences in clinical features, haematological findings and CD4+ cell counts. Nutr J (2006) 1.74

"It is her responsibility": partner involvement in prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV programmes, northern Tanzania. J Int AIDS Soc (2011) 1.74

Genomic survey of the non-cultivatable opportunistic human pathogen, Enterocytozoon bieneusi. PLoS Pathog (2009) 1.73

Introduction of β-carotene-rich orange sweet potato in rural Uganda resulted in increased vitamin A intakes among children and women and improved vitamin A status among children. J Nutr (2012) 1.72

Rectal versus intravenous quinine for the treatment of childhood cerebral malaria in Kampala, Uganda: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Clin Infect Dis (2007) 1.65

Risk factors in hospital deaths in severely malnourished children in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Pediatr (2006) 1.62

Respiratory cryptosporidiosis in HIV-seronegative children in Uganda: potential for respiratory transmission. Clin Infect Dis (2010) 1.56

'No sister, the breast alone is not enough for my baby' a qualitative assessment of potentials and barriers in the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in southern Zambia. Int Breastfeed J (2008) 1.56

Predictors of poor anthropometric status among children under 2 years of age in rural Uganda. Public Health Nutr (2006) 1.54

Clean drinking water for homes in Africa and other less developed countries. BMJ (2005) 1.54

Mothers' knowledge and utilization of prevention of mother to child transmission services in northern Tanzania. J Int AIDS Soc (2010) 1.52

Is vaccination coverage a good indicator of age-appropriate vaccination? A prospective study from Uganda. Vaccine (2011) 1.52

Audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) may avert socially desirable responses about infant feeding in the context of HIV. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak (2005) 1.48

"Telling my husband I have HIV is too heavy to come out of my mouth": pregnant women's disclosure experiences and support needs following antenatal HIV testing in eastern Uganda. J Int AIDS Soc (2012) 1.47

Determinants of infant growth in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health (2008) 1.44

Infant and young child feeding in western Uganda: knowledge, practices and socio-economic correlates. J Trop Pediatr (2005) 1.36

Antenatal HIV testing in rural eastern Uganda in 2003: incomplete rollout of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme? BMC Int Health Hum Rights (2006) 1.35

Maternal education is associated with vaccination status of infants less than 6 months in Eastern Uganda: a cohort study. BMC Pediatr (2010) 1.35

Vaccination coverage and timeliness in three South African areas: a prospective study. BMC Public Health (2011) 1.30

Nodding syndrome in Ugandan children--clinical features, brain imaging and complications: a case series. BMJ Open (2013) 1.29

Rectal artemether versus intravenous quinine for the treatment of cerebral malaria in children in Uganda: randomised clinical trial. BMJ (2005) 1.29

Dramatic and sustained increase in HIV-testing rates among antenatal attendees in Eastern Uganda after a policy change from voluntary counselling and testing to routine counselling and testing for HIV: a retrospective analysis of hospital records, 2002-2009. BMC Health Serv Res (2010) 1.28

Comparison of buccal midazolam with rectal diazepam in the treatment of prolonged seizures in Ugandan children: a randomized clinical trial. Pediatrics (2008) 1.23

Perinatal mortality in rural Burkina Faso: a prospective community-based cohort study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth (2010) 1.22

Zinc adjunct therapy reduces case fatality in severe childhood pneumonia: a randomized double blind placebo-controlled trial. BMC Med (2012) 1.20

Establishing individual peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda: implications for scaling-up. Matern Child Nutr (2010) 1.18

Infant feeding among HIV-positive mothers and the general population mothers: comparison of two cross-sectional surveys in Eastern Uganda. BMC Public Health (2009) 1.15

Inferences about the global population structures of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis. Appl Environ Microbiol (2008) 1.15

Perinatal mortality in eastern Uganda: a community based prospective cohort study. PLoS One (2011) 1.14

Attitudes to routine HIV counselling and testing, and knowledge about prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey among antenatal attendees. J Int AIDS Soc (2010) 1.13

Infant feeding counselling in Uganda in a changing environment with focus on the general population and HIV-positive mothers - a mixed method approach. BMC Health Serv Res (2010) 1.13

Response to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected Ugandan children exposed and not exposed to single-dose nevirapine at birth. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr (2009) 1.12

Challenges faced by health workers in providing counselling services to HIV-positive children in Uganda: a descriptive study. J Int AIDS Soc (2010) 1.11

Resilience to disasters: a paradigm shift from vulnerability to strength. Afr Health Sci (2008) 1.10

Prevalence and factors associated with rotavirus infection among children admitted with acute diarrhea in Uganda. BMC Pediatr (2010) 1.10

Physical activity patterns and socioeconomic position: the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998 (GNHIES98). BMC Public Health (2012) 1.09

Analysis of motor pathway involvement in konzo using transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation. Muscle Nerve (2002) 1.05

Gendered perceptions on infant feeding in Eastern Uganda: continued need for exclusive breastfeeding support. Int Breastfeed J (2010) 1.04

Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women in South Africa: an area needing urgent attention to improve child health. BMC Pediatr (2012) 1.04

Helicobacter pylori in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based cross sectional survey. BMC Gastroenterol (2010) 1.03

Mannitol as adjunct therapy for childhood cerebral malaria in Uganda: a randomized clinical trial. Malar J (2007) 1.01

Low validity of caretakers' reports on use of selected antimalarials and antibiotics in children with severe pneumonia at an urban hospital in Uganda. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2008) 1.00

Listening to health workers: lessons from Eastern Uganda for strengthening the programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. BMC Health Serv Res (2012) 0.99

Need to optimise infant feeding counselling: a cross-sectional survey among HIV-positive mothers in Eastern Uganda. BMC Pediatr (2009) 0.99

Training for health services and systems research in Sub-Saharan Africa--a case study at four East and Southern African universities. Hum Resour Health (2013) 0.98

"She would sit with me": mothers' experiences of individual peer support for exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda. Int Breastfeed J (2010) 0.98

Pneumocystis carinii in children with severe pneumonia at Mulago Hospital, Uganda. Ann Trop Paediatr (2004) 0.98

Tanzania national survey on iodine deficiency: impact after twelve years of salt iodation. BMC Public Health (2009) 0.98

Purification of Enterocytozoon bieneusi from stools and production of specific antibodies. J Clin Microbiol (2005) 0.97

Socio-demographic factors related to periodontal status and tooth loss of pregnant women in Mbale district, Uganda. BMC Oral Health (2009) 0.96

Intimate partner violence and infant morbidity: evidence of an association from a population-based study in eastern Uganda in 2003. BMC Pediatr (2007) 0.96

Pregnant women's experiences of routine counselling and testing for HIV in Eastern Uganda: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res (2013) 0.95

Faecal calprotectin concentrations in apparently healthy children aged 0-12 years in urban Kampala, Uganda: a community-based survey. BMC Pediatr (2011) 0.95