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Table 5 Knowledge and attitudinal factors influencing breastfeeding practice, performed by binary logistic regression analysis§ (n = 322)

From: An exploration of the knowledge and attitudes towards breastfeeding among a sample of Chinese mothers in Ireland

Items P Odds Ratio
(95% Confidence Interval)
Awareness (score) of the advantage of breastfeeding. < 0.001 2.98 (1.87-4.73)
Infant formula should be fed to all newborn infants until their mothers' milk comes in.(D) 0.005 2.96 (1.40-6.27)
It is the frequency of breastfeeding as well as the milk removed from the breast that stimulates further milk production. (A) < 0.001 3.49 (1.76-6.92)
Mother should not breastfeed if she catches a cold. (D) 0.024 3.14 (1.16-8.49)
I do not like breastfeeding. (D) < 0.001 4.98 (2.50-9.90)
Breastfeeding will make mothers' breasts sag.(D) 0.046 2.28 (1.01-5.12)
Mothers who formula-feed miss one of the great joys of motherhood. (A) 0.001 3.17 (1.64-6.13)
If husband/partner objects to breastfeeding, I will give up. (D) 0.015 2.31 (1.17-4.52)
Some traditional Chinese food can help to improve milk production. (A) 0.001 3.82 (1.70-8.60)
  1. §Socio-demographic variables including maternal current age, maternal birthplace, mother's duration in Ireland (continuous variable), education level, whether or not mother herself had been breastfed when she was a baby, and husband/partner's occupation, were adjusted. Only one attitude item was examined each time. This table only present the items which were found to be significant in the model.
  2. (A) Reference subgroup: Combination of 'Disagree' and 'Don't know'.
  3. (D) Reference subgroup: Combination of 'Agree' and 'Don't know'