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Effectiveness of Internet-Based Electronic Technology Interventions on Breastfeeding Outcomes: Systematic Review

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Effectiveness of Internet-Based Electronic Technology Interventions on Breastfeeding Outcomes: Systematic Review

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  • The impact of internet-based e-technologies on breastfeeding outcomes remains unclear.

  • A systematic review included 16 studies published between 2007 and 2018, with 4018 women in 8 countries. Combining educational activities with web-based personalized support through discussion forums appeared to be the most effective way to improve breastfeeding outcomes.

  • Only 38% of infants aged under 6 months are exclusively breastfed worldwide, which is lower than the 2025 target of 50%. In Australia, 96% of women initiate breastfeeding after birth, but the feeding practices significantly declined to only 15% to 25% at 6 months postnatally.

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