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Table 6 Effects of in-hospital infant feeding practices on breastfeeding cessation.

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

Variable Breastfeeding duration from KM analyses Unadjusted Cox HR P value Adjusted Cox HRΦ P value
  Mean
(95% CI)
Median
(95% CI)
(95% CI)   (95% CI)  
Breastfeeding initiation       
Within 1 hr 22.2 (21.31 to 23.08) 27 (25.70 to 28.29) 1 - - -
After 1 hr 20.3 (18.83 to 21.77) 24 (20.91 to 27.09) 1.24 (1.08 to 1.42) 0.0028 - -
▪ After 1 hr to 48 hrs 20.3 (18.95 to 21.61) 25 (23.49 to 26.51) 1.20 (1.04 to 1.39) 0.0128 - -
▪ After 48 hrs 18.0 (13.43 to 22.57) 17 (8.40 to 25.59) 1.52 (1.07 to 2.17) 0.0195 - -
Formula in hospital       
No formula 22.8 (21.86 to 23.68) 27 (26.08 to 27.92) 1 - 1 -
Formula 17.7 (16.53 to 18.89) 17 (13.94 to 20.06) 1.56 (1.36 to 1.78) < 0.0001 1.50 (1.26 to 1.79) < 0.0001
▪ Yes (informed choice) 19.7 (17.56 to 21.87) 20 (14.40 to 25.59) 1.73 (1.44 to 2.07) < 0.0001 1.91 (1.49 to 2.44) < 0.0001
▪ Yes (medical indication) 16.6 (14.93 to 18.18) 17 (13.79 to 20.20) 1.38 (1.14 to 1.68) 0.0009 1.34 (1.09 to 1.65) 0.0058
▪ Yes (other reasons) 17.0 (14.54 to 19.50) 18 (9.31 to 26.39) 1.62 (1.20 to 2.18) 0.0016 1.53 (1.07 to 2.17) 0.0181
Teats in Hospital       
No teats 22.4 (21.56 to 23.26) 27 (26.17 to 27.82) 1 - 1 -
Yes 17.2 (15.88 to 18.51) 17 (14.42 to 19.58) 1.61 (1.38 to 1.87) < 0.0001 1.26 (1.04 to 1.53) 0.0203
▪ Yes (informed choice) 17.3 (15.52 to 19.14) 18 (13.65 to 22.35) 1.51 (1.23 to 1.87) 0.0001 1.01 (0.77 to 1.33) 0.9231
▪ Yes (other reasons) 17.2 (15.35 to 19.05) 17 (13.94 to 20.05) 1.69 (1.39 to 2.06) < 0.0001 1.32 (1.04 to 1.68) 0.0221
  1. Φ Variables that did not significantly contribute to the fitness of the model were dropped hence no adjusted HRs were calculated for them.
  2. Reference category.