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Table 4 Comparison of the frequency of lactation after two and four months in counselling and control groups

From: Effects of journal therapy counseling with anxious pregnant women on their infants’ sleep quality: a randomized controlled clinical trial

variable Counseling group
(n = 35)
Number (Percent)
Control group
(n = 35)
Number (Percent)
P-valuea
2 months 4 months 2 months 4 months 2 months 4 months
Beginning time of lactation      0.441  
 Immediately after delivery 17 (54.8)   15 (46.9)    
 During 2 h after delivery 7 (22.6)   5 (15.6)    
 2 h after delivery 6 (19.4)   6 (18.8)    
 Second day 0 (0.0)   3 (9.4)    
 Not reminding exact time 1 (3.2)   3 (9.4)    
Having 8 times lactation during a day     0.113 1.00
 Yes 31 (100.0) 29 (93.5) 28 (87.5) 29 (90.6)   
 No 0 (0.0) 2 (6.5) 4 (12.5) 3 (9.4)   
Lactation equal or more than 10 min each time    1.00 0.708
 Yes 26 (83.9) 28 (90.3) 27 (84.4) 27 (84.4)   
 No 5 (16.1) 3 (9.7) 5 (15.6) 5 (15.6)   
Lactation during night      0.492 1.00
 Yes 31 (100.0) 31 (100) 30 (93.8) 31 (96.9)   
 No 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (6.3) 1 (3.1)   
Number of lactation in night      0.502 0.389
 One time 2 (6.5) 7 (22.6) 5 (15.6) 6 (18.8)   
 Two times 6 (19.4) 13 (41.9) 3 (9.4) 16 (50.0)   
 Three times 14 (45.2) 8 (25.8) 16 (50) 10 (31.3)   
 Equal and more than four times 9 (29) 3 (9.7) 8 (25) 0 (0.0)   
Number of defecation at least two times     0.732 0.213
 Yes 26 (83.9) 8 (25.8) 28 (87.5) 4 (12.5)   
 No 5 (16.1) 23 (74.2) 4 (12.5) 28 (87.5)   
Exclusive breastfeeding     0.561 0.763
 Yes 26 (83.9) 25 (80.6) 25 (78.1) 24 (75.0)   
 No 5 (16.1) 6 (19.4) 7 (21.9) 8 (25.0)   
  1. a Chi-Square Test