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Table 5 Changes in Mothers´ Negative Attitudes

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

Item Negative Atttitude Intervention
%SD/D
Control
%SD/D
Pre/Post Differences Final Difference
Pre Post Pre Post Inter- vention Control
1 BF ties you down 70 97.5 77.5 80 27.5 2.5 25
2 It’s hard to BF in public 42.5 72.5 40 45 30 5 25
3 BF makes your breast sag 47.5 75 62.5 60 27.5 −2.5 30
4 FF is easy 30 70 35 27.5 40 −7.5 47.5
5 FF mothers get more rest 47.5 75 42.5 57.5 27.5 15 12.5
6 BF is time consuming 82.5 85 70 67.5 2.5 −2.5 5
7 BF makes going to work hard 35 65 10 12.5 30 2.5 27.5
8 BF causes pain 52.5 80 35 40 27.5 5 22.5
9 No one can help if you BF 35 67.5 47.5 57.5 32.5 10 22.5
10 FF mothers get into shape 60 82.5 62.5 62.5 22.5 0 22.5
11 BF is messy 57.5 77.5 67.5 60 20 −7.5 27.5
12 Hard to know if enough milk 62.5 82.5 55 52.5 20 −2.5 22.5
13 FF lets dad closer to baby 50 75 50 37.5 25 −12.5 37.5
14 FF babies are easier to satisfy 32.5 70 27.5 30 37.5 2.5 35
  1. BF Breastfeeding, FF Formula feeding
  2. SD: Strongly Disagree, D: Disagree