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Table 1 Characteristics of Focus Group participants

From: An exploration of pregnant women and mothers’ attitudes, perceptions and experiences of formula feeding and formula marketing, and the factors that influence decision-making about infant feeding in South Africa

# Site Group Socio-demographics IYCF practices # participants
C1 Cape Town Mothers of infants 0-6 months Black; low SES Exclusive or predominant breastfeeding 7
C2 Cape Town Pregnant women All races; high SES First pregnancy (2)
Older children (5)
7
C3 Cape Town Mothers of infants 6-18 months All races; high SES Breastfeeding then introduced formula 7
C4 Cape Town Mothers of infants 0-6 months Black; low SES Breastfeeding then introduced formula 7
C5 Cape Town Mother of infants 0-6 months All races; high SES Formula feeding from birth 6
J1 Johannesburg Pregnant women Black; low SES First pregnancy (3)
Older children (4)
7
J2 Johannesburg Mothers of infants 0-6 months All races; high SES Exclusive or predominant breastfeeding 6
J3 Johannesburg Mother of infants 6-18 months Black; low SES Initiated breastfeeding then added formula 8
J4 Johannesburg Mothers of infants 0-6 months All races; high SES Initiated breastfeeding then added formula 7
J6 Johannesburg Mothers of infants 0-6 months Black; low SES Formula feeding from birth 7