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Table 2 Feeding practices among all participating infants aged 14 weeks

From: Are we doing enough? Improved breastfeeding practices at 14 weeks but challenges of non-initiation and early cessation of breastfeeding remain: findings of two consecutive cross-sectional surveys in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 KIBS1KIBS2P value
ALL INFANTS
 N = 4172
n (%wgt)
N = 929
n (%)
 
Unknown feeding practicea21 (0.3)4 (0.4) 
Not breastfeeding1292 (31.9)305 (32.8)0.71
Mixed breastfeeding881 (23.2)151 (16.3)0.016
Exclusive breast-feeding1978 (44.6)469 (50.5)0.10
Overall feeding practice  0.04
INFANTS ATTENDING WITH NON MATERNAL CAREGIVER
 N = 513
n (%wgt)
N = 141
n (%)
 
Unknown feeding practicea21 (2.5%)4 (2.8) 
Not breastfeeding338 (62.3)113 (80.1)0.0020
Mixed breastfeeding81 (23.4)22(15.6)0.15
Exclusive breastfeeding73 (11.8)2 (1.4)0.0003
INFANTS ATTENDING WITH MOTHER
 N = 3659
n (%wgt)
N = 788
n (%)
 
Never breastfed346 (10.0)57 (7.2)0.12
Stopped breastfeeding608 (17.0)135 (17.1)0.95
Mixed breastfeeding800 (23.1)129 (16.4)0.02
Exclusive breast-feeding1905 (49.9)467 (59.3)0.02
Overall feeding practice  0.03
  1. abrought by non-maternal caregiver who was unable to report on current feeding practice. Significant associations shown in bold text