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Table 2 Comparison of milk diet practices between inclusion (I) and follow up (F). Results are given as number and percentage

From: Physicians advice, parental practice and adherence to doctor’s advice: an original survey on infant feeding

Age group 1–2 mo 3–4 mo 5–6 mo 8–9 mo 11–12 mo Overall
I F I F I F I F I F I F
Number 151 105 132 102 146 111 90 63 79 56 598 437
Exclusive BF 48 (31.8%) 28 (26.7%) 25 (18.9%) 17 (16.7%) 23 (15.8%) 19 (17.1%) 2 (2.2%) 5 (7.9%) 3 (3.8%) 3 (5.4%) 101 (16.9%) 72 (16.5%)
Partial BF 19 (12.6%) 15 (14.3%) 17 (12.9%) 15 (14.7%) 6 (4.1%) 9 (8.1%) 4 (4.4%) 3 (4.8%) 2 (2.5%) 4 (7.1%) 48 (8.0%) 46 (10.5%)
Formula 83 (55.0%) 61 (58.1%) 82 (62.1%) 69 (67.6%) 38 (26.0%) 80 (72.1%) 21 (23.3%) 53 (84.1%) 13 (16.5%) 46 (82.1%) 238 (39.8%) 309 (70.7%)
CM 1 (0.7%) 1 (1.0%) 8 (6.1%) 1 (1.0%) 79 (54.1%) 2 (1.8%) 63 (70%) 0 (0.0%) 61 (77.2%) 2 (3.6%) 211 (38.5%) 6 (1.4%)
p NS NS < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. BF breast_feeding, CM Cow’s milk, mo months