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Table 3 Comparisons of partial breastfeeding duration and formula introduction between mothers with and without symptoms of PND

From: A prospective study of maternal postnatal depressive symptoms with infant-feeding practices in a Chinese birth cohort

Variables Symptoms of PND a (EPDS ≥10),
median (IQR)
No (n = 900) Yes (n = 56)
Duration of partial breastfeeding (months) 8.02 (3.43) 6.32 (3.96) 0.008
The introduction of formula (months) 4.98 (3.93) 3.60 (3.58) 0.014
  1. a PND postnatal depression, IQR interquartile range