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Table 2 Maternal and infant baseline characteristics of the study groups

From: Breastfeeding counseling based on formative research at primary healthcare Services in Mexico

  Intervention n = 40 Control
N = 40
P
Mean SD Mean SD
Maternal age (y) 27.1 7.3 25.6 5.9 0.31
Infant age (m) 1.65 1.5 1.23 1.5 0.21
Number of children 2 1.2 1.93 1.1 0.77
Birthweight (kg) 3.3 0.5 3.3 0.4 1.0
Gestational age at delivery (w) 39.3 1.3 39.3 1.1 1.0
  Intervention Control P
% n % n
C-section 35 14 45 18 0.49
Primiparous 48 19 48 19 1.00
Female infant 53 21 55 22 0.82
Previous BF information 80 32 58 23 0.05
Marital Status
Living with partner 60 24 65 26 0.69
Married 18 7 20 8  
Single 22 9 15 6  
Occupation
Homemaker 80 32 68 27 0.46
Employed 20 8 22 9  
Student 0 0 10 4  
Education
Elementary 5 2 10 4  
Middle school 45 18 40 16 0.63
High school 35 14 28 11  
University graduate 15 6 22 9  
Main obstacles
Infant dissatisfaction 23 9 23 9  
BF in public 23 9 23 9  
Pain 18 7 20 8  
PIM 15 6 15 6  
Work 8 3 8 3  
None 8 3 8 3 0.88
  1. Data are mean ± SD values or percentage (n), for subjects with known information, as indicated
  2. BF Breastfeeding, PIM Perception of Insufficient Milk