Table 2

Breastfeeding outcomes and supports.

Factor

Private hospitals (n = 14)

Public hospitals* (n = 66)


n

%

n

%


Accredited as 'baby friendly' (BFHI])**

2

14

19

28

Hospital has breastfeeding policy

13

93

59

89

Optional individual LC*** consultation in hospital

9

64

33

50

Breastfeeding/day stay clinic

10

71

35

53


Median %

range

Median %

range


Proportion women breastfeeding on discharge (private n = 10, public n = 49)

93

(82-98)

90

(51-100)


* Data from original PinC review provided here for comparison

** Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

*** LC - Lactation consultant

Rayner et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-26

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