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Table 4 Infant feeding methods by borough of residence at 6 weeks, 17 weeks and 6 months.

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

Feeding methods 6 weeks 17 weeks 6 months
  Total
No (%)
BwD
No (%)
Hyndburn
No (%)
PΔ value Total
No (%)
BwD
No (%)
Hyndburn
No (%)
PΔ value Total
No (%)
BwD
No (%)
Hyndburn
No (%)
PΔ value
Exclusively breast 1,449 (69.2%) 1,120 (70.3%) 329
(65.8%)
0.0594 930
(46.2%)
740
(48.2%)
190
(39.7%)
0.0011 262
(13.4%)
223
(14.9%)
39
(8.5%)
0.0002
Exclusively formula 327
(15.6%)
235
(14.7%)
92
(18.4%)
0.0484 414
(20.6%)
299
(19.5%)
115
(24.1%)
0.0212 85
(4.3%)
70
(4.7%)
15
(3.3%)
0.1941
Formula & Breast 318
(15.2%)
239
(15.0%)
79
(15.8%)
0.6183 258
(12.8%)
200
(13.0%)
58
(12.1%)
0.5853 55
(2.8%)
43
(2.9%)
12
(2.6%)
0.7511
Breast & solid# 0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
- 53
(2.6%)
38
(2.5%)
15
(3.1%)
0.3360 502
(25.6%)
392
(26.2%)
110
(23.9%)
0.0233
Formula & solid# 0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
- 4
(0.2%)
4
(0.3%)
0
(0.0%)
0.3111 93
(4.7%)
84
(5.6%)
9
(2.0%)
0.0004
Breast, formula & solid# 0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
- 28
(1.4%)
20
(1.3%)
8
(1.7%)
0.3905 179
(9.1%)
130
(8.7%)
49
(10.6%)
0.1972
Solid# 0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
- 0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
- 2
(0.1%)
2
(0.1%)
0
(0.0%)
-
Had stopped BF* 0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
0
(0.0%)
- 326
(16.2%)
234
(15.2%)
92
(19.2%)
0.0336 781
(39.9%)
554
(37.0%)
227
(49.2%)
< 0.0001
Total valid data 2,094 (100.0%) 1,594 (100.0%) 500
(100.0%)
- 2,013 (100.0%) 1,535 (100.0%) 478
(100.0%)
- 1,959 (100.0%) 1,498 (100.0%) 461
(100.0%)
-
Missing data 13 12 1 0.2081 94 71 23 0.8057 148 108 40 0.3188
  1. Δp values are for the differences between BwD and Hyndburn mothers.
  2. #'Solid' refer to weaning food.
  3. * Little Angels stop follow-up visits/contacts with mothers who had stopped breastfeeding at any assessment point. "Had stopped BF" refers to those mothers.