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Table 3 Physicians advice topics as given to breastfed (BF) or formula fed infants’ parents, and about solid foods. Topics given as number and (percentage) of advices

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

Breastfed infants (n = 149)
 Advices given 100 (67.1%)
 Topics (% of advices)
  Feeding frequency 57 (57.0%)
  Duration of each feeding 36 (36.0%)
  Benefits of BF 32 (32.0%)
  Intended weaning 45 (45.0%)
  Maternal diet 26 (26.0%)
  Consequences of smoking, taking alcohol, drugs or medications. 19 (19.0%)
Formula fed infants (n = 286)
 Advices given 123 (43.0%)
 Topics (% of advices)
  Kind of formula 122 (98.4%)
  Volume/bottle 108 (87.8%)
  Feeding frequency 89 (72.4%)
  Volume/day 78 (63.4%)
Solid foods (n = 598)
 Advices given 353 (59%)
 Topics (% of advices)
  Age of introduction of solid foods 223 (63.2%)
  Order of introduction 196 (55.5%)
  Modes of administration 194 (54.5%)
  Progressive texture 256 (72.5%)
  Quantity of each type of food 294 (83.3%)
  Home-made or specific baby-food 157 (44.5%)
  Varied diet 266 (75.4%)
  Sharing meal with family 94 (26.6%)
  Behavior in case of food refusal 208 (58.9%)
  Age of introduction of Gluten 166 (47%)