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Optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
11 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
64 tweeters
facebook
12 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
1 Google+ user
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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500 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
678 Mendeley
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3 CiteULike
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Title
Optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003517.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michael S Kramer, Ritsuko Kakuma

Abstract

Although the health benefits of breastfeeding are widely acknowledged, opinions and recommendations are strongly divided on the optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding. Since 2001, the World Health Organization has recommended exclusive breastfeeding for six months. Much of the recent debate in developed countries has centred on the micronutrient adequacy, as well as the existence and magnitude of health benefits, of this practice.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 678 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 678 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 <1%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 <1%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 <1%
Lecturer 1 <1%
Student > Master 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 670 99%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 <1%
Unspecified 2 <1%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 <1%
Unknown 670 99%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 171. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2019.
All research outputs
#81,529
of 13,555,367 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#174
of 10,645 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#558
of 126,080 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3
of 119 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,555,367 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 10,645 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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