Table 2

Breastfeeding initiation, duration and duration of exclusive breastfeeding up to three months post birth
10 – 12 days Pre intervention (N = 741) Post intervention (N = 725) (95% CI)† pvalue (adjusted)
Ever breast fed 636 (86.1%) 628 (87.4%) 1.439 (1.000, 2.071) 0.050
Still breastfeeding at 10 days 526 (83%) 550 (87.3%) 1.514 (1.069, 2.144) 0.020
Breastfeeding exclusively at 10 days‡ 344 (65.8%) 378 (70.3%) 1.339 (1.016, 1.766) 0.038
3 months Pre intervention Post intervention (N = 529)
(N = 606)
Breastfed/given expressed breast milk after 10 days (up to 3 months) 466 (76.9%) 448 (84.7%) 1.541 (1.085, 2.189) 0.016
Still breastfeeding at 3 months 328 (70.5%) 319 (71.4%) 1.029 (0.739, 1.433) NS
Exclusively breastfeeding at 3 months 208 (64.2%) 213 (66.8%) 1.084 (0.742, 1.585) NS
When did you stop breastfeeding? Kaplan-Meier mean 57.4 days Kaplan-Meier mean 62.3 days 0.830 (0.697, 0.989)ǂ 0.037

† odds ratio unless otherwise stated ǂhazard ratio; ‡ as a proportion of women breast feeding exclusively and breastfeeding plus artificial milk.

Bick et al.

Bick et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:41   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-41

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