• Breastfeeding and maternal health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Chowdhury, Ranadip; Sinha, Bireshwar; Sankar, Mari Jeeva; Taneja, Sunita; Bhandari, Nita; Rollins, Nigel; Bahl, Rajiv; Martines, Jose Carlos (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-11-04)
      Aim. To evaluate the effect of breastfeeding on long-term (breast carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes mellitus) and short-term (lactational amenorrhoea, postpartum depression, postpartum weight ...
    • Impact of community-initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on survival of low birth weight infants: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial 

      Mazumder, Sarmila; Taneja, Sunita; Dalpath, Suresh Kumar; Gupta, Rakesh; Dube, Brinda; Sinha, Bireshwar; Bhatia, Kiran; Yoshida, Sachiyo; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Bahl, Rajiv; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Bhandari, Nita; Martines, Jose Carlos (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-06-07)
      Background: Around 70% neonatal deaths occur in low birth weight (LBW) babies. Globally, 15% of babies are born with LBW. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) appears to be an effective way to reduce mortality and morbidity among ...
    • Interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Sinha, Bireshwar; Chowdhury, Ranadip; Sankar, Mari Jeeva; Martines, Jose Carlos; Taneja, Sunita; Mazumder, Sarmila; Rollins, Nigel; Bahl, Rajiv; Bhandari, Nita (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-11-04)
      Aim. To provide comprehensive evidence of the effect of interventions on early initiation, exclusive, continued and any breastfeeding rates when delivered in five settings: (i) Health systems and services (ii) Home and ...
    • Optimal breastfeeding practices and infant and child mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Sankar, Mari Jeeva; Sinha, Bireshwar; Chowdhury, Ranadip; Bhandari, Nita; Taneja, Sunita; Martines, Jose Carlos; Bahl, Rajiv (Journal article, 2015-07-31)
      Aim: To synthesise the evidence for effects of optimal breastfeeding on all-cause and infection-related mortality in infants and children aged 0–23 months. Methods: We conducted a systematic review to compare the effect ...