Table 4

Estimates of effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on exclusive, predominant, partial and no breastfeeding rates in developing countries: Recommendations for LiST model.

Feeding practice and time interval

Relative Risk (95% CI)


Exclusive breastfeeding rate at day 1

2.57 [1.39, 4.77]

Exclusive breastfeeding rate at <1 month

1.35 [1.15, 1.58]

Exclusive breastfeeding rate at 1-5 months

2.88 [2.11, 3.93]

Predominant breastfeeding rate at <1 month

0.67 [0.42, 1.06]

Predominant breastfeeding rate at 1-5 months

1.23 [0.49, 3.08]

Partial breastfeeding rate at day 1

0.84 [0.61, 1.15]

Partial breastfeeding rate at <1 month

0.94 [0.72, 1.24]

Partial breastfeeding rate at 1-5 months

0.83 [0.65, 1.06]

‘No breastfeeding’ rate at day 1

0.58 [0.44, 0.78]

‘No breastfeeding’ rate at <1 month

0.51 [0.29, 0.90]

‘No breastfeeding’ rate at 1-5 months

0.56 [0.45, 0.69]


Haroon et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S20   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-S3-S20

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