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Table 3 Distribution of in-hospital infant feeding practices.

From: Factors associated with breastfeeding cessation in nursing mothers in a peer support programme in Eastern Lancashire

Variable Total
No (%)
BwD
No (%)
Hyndburn
No (%)
P value
Breastfeeding initiation     
Within 1 hr 1,609 (77.7%) 1,212 (77.0%) 397 (79.9%) 0.1748
After 1 hr 462 (22.3%) 362 (23.0%) 100 (20.1%)  
▪ After 1 hr to 48 hrs 419 (20.2%) 329 (20.9%) 90 (18.1%) 0.1765
▪ After 48 hrs 43 (2.1%) 33 (2.1%) 10 (2.0%) > 0.9999
Total valid data 2,071 (100.0%) 1,574 (100.0%) 497 (100.0%) -
Missing data 36 32 4 0.0527
Formula in hospital     
No formula 1,606 (76.5%) 1,212 (75.8%) 394 (78.8%) 0.1652
Formula 493 (23.5%) 387 (24.2%) 106 (21.2%) 0.1652
▪ Yes (informed choice) 209 (10.0%) 151 (9.4%) 58 (11.6%) 0.1472
▪ Yes (medical indication) 209 (10.0%) 171 (10.7%) 38 (7.6%) 0.0404
▪ Yes (other reasons) 75 (3.6%) 65 (4.1%) 10 (2.0%) 0.0201
Total valid data 2,099 (100.0%) 1,599 (100.0%) 500 (100.0%) -
Missing data 8 7 1 0.4498
Teats in Hospital     
No teats 1,766 (84.3%) 1,349 (84.6%) 417 (83.2%) 0.4399
Yes 329 (15.7%) 245 (15.4%) 84 (16.8%) 0.4399
▪ Yes (informed choice) 159 (7.6%) 95 (6.0%) 64 (12.8%) < 0.0001
▪ Yes (other reasons) 170 (8.1%) 150 (9.4%) 20 (4.0%) < 0.0001
Total valid data 2,095 (100.0%) 1,594 (100.0%) 501 (100.0%) -
Missing data 12 12 0 0.0458