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Table 2 Infant care pattern during six months postpartum

From: Mother–infant interaction quality and sense of parenting competence at six months postpartum for first-time mothers in Taiwan: a multiple time series design

  1st week 1st month 2nd month 3rd month 6th month
Baby average day wake time, hr./ day
 CG 5.3 ± 2.0 5.5 ± 2.7 5.6 ± 2.1 6.5 ± 2.4 8.8 ± 2.3
 EG 4.8 ± 2.0 5.2 ± 2.6 5.9 ± 2.3 7.3 ± 2.1 9.0 ± 2.4
p value 0.281 0.636 0.581 0.124 0.758
Baby primary caregiver, n (%)
 CG
  Mother 18 (50.0) 37 (92.5) 26 (66.7) 13 (32.5) 10 (25.0)
  Family 1 (2.8) 2 (5.0) 7 (17.9) 16 (40.0) 17 (42.5)
  Others 17 (47.2) 1 (2.5) 6 (15.4) 11 (27.5) 13 (32.5)
 EG
  Mother 13 (31.7) 40 (97.6) 31 (75.6) 19 (46.3) 16 (39.0)
  Family 0 0 5 (12.2) 14 (34.1) 15 (36.6)
  Others 28 (68.3) 1 (2.4) 5 (12.2) 8 (19.5) 10 (24.4)
  p value 0.081 0.487 0.666 0.423 0.389
Care baby time per week, hr
 CG 119.6 ± 54.9 153.3 ± 38.7 138.7 ± 43.1 107.0 ± 47.1 100.4 ± 47.8
 EG 123.8 ± 50.8 163.9 ± 20.6 148.4 ± 34.4 123.7 ± 47.2 121.1 ± 44.9
p value 0.730 0.127 0.271 0.115 0.048
Exclusive Breastfeeding, n (%)
 CG 19 (52.8) 23 (57.5) 17 (43.6) 18 (45.0) 19 (47.5)
 EG 23 (56.1) 24 (58.5) 16 (39.0) 18 (43.9) 18 (43.9)
p value 0.770 0.925 0.678 0.921 0.745
Perceived resting frequency, n (%)
 CG
  Often 21 (58.3) 13 (32.5) 20 (51.3) 33 (82.5) 34 (85.0)
  Sometimes 10 (27.8) 16 (40.0) 11 (28.2) 6 (15.0) 4 (10.0)
  Seldom 5 (13.9) 11 (27.5) 8 (20.5) 1 (2.5) 2 (5.0)
 EG
  Often 17 (41.5) 12 (29.3) 24 (58.5) 35 (85.4) 33 (80.5)
  Sometimes 14 (34.1) 16 (39.0) 11 (26.8) 5 (12.2) 8 (19.5)
  Seldom 10 (24.4) 13 (31.7) 6 (14.6) 1 (2.4) 0
  p value 0.295 0.907 0.741 0.934 0.124
  1. CG control group, EG experimental group
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