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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.