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Table 4 Breastfeeding status

From: Nutritional status, exclusive breastfeeding and management of acute respiratory illness and diarrhea in the first 6 months of life in infants from two regions of Indonesia

Feeding status 8–10 weeks N = 228 n (%) 24 weeks N = 223 n (%)
Number exclusively breastfeeding (EBF), n (%) 183 (80) 136 (60)
Introduced to formula milk, n (%) 36 (16) 33(15)
Introduced to solid food, n (%) 4 (2) 33 (15)
Introduced to both solid food and formula milk, n (%) 1(0) 22 (10)
Primary support provided for EBFb
 Mother herself 148 (80) 101 (70)
 Mother’s partner 28 (15) 36 (25)
 Mother’s parent/in law 3 (2) 0 (0)
 Mother’s friends 1 (0) 0 (0)
 Other 5 (3) 8 (5)
Reason discontinuing EBFc N = 45 N = 87
 Inadequate breast milk supply 8 (19) 12 (16)
 Not confident breast milk will be enough 5 (12) 12 (16)
 Mother was sick/had to take medication 2 (5) 2 (3)
 Mother had to get back to work 11 (26) 18 (25)
 Other reasonsa 10 (24) 24 (33)
Feeding frequency in a day (EBF and formula)
 Less than 6 times 4 (2) 5 (2)
 6–8 times 12 (5) 11 (5)
 8–10 times 34 (15) 54 (24)
 More than 10 times 177 (78) 153 (69)
  1. aOther reasons included baby kept crying after feeding, trial and error with formula and breast milk did not come in straightaway after birth. EBF = infants who only received breast milk in the first 6-month of life without any additional food or formula
  2. bReported by the mother as who gave her the strongest support to continue breastfeeding Captured only for those still exclusively breastfeeding
  3. csome participants had more than one answer