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Table 4 Duration of breastfeeding following first episode of mastitis

From: A descriptive study of mastitis in Australian breastfeeding women: incidence and determinants

  ABFAB FBC FPH Total
Women who stopped breastfeeding before 6 months n = 65 n = 7 n = 14 n = 86
Stopped bf before mastitis 5 1 2 8
Stopped within 3 wks 29 2 5 36*
Stopped between 3 and 26 wks 31 4 7 42
Women breastfeeding at 6 months n = 70 n = 19 n = 31 n = 120
Mastitis in previous 3 wks 2 0 0 2
Mastitis > 3 wks earlier 68 19 31 118
Total women with mastitis     206
  1. *chi-square = 4.45, p = 0.04