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Table 2 Breastfeeding outcomes associated with Introduction of clinic-based peer counselor

From: “Real-world” effect of a peer counselor on breastfeeding outcomes in an urban prenatal clinic in the United States

  Bivariable analysis Multivariable analysisa
  No PC
(n = 119)
PC
(n = 99)
p-value aOR (95% CI)
Breastfeeding Training Satisfaction b
 Postpartum hospitalization 56 (83.6) 55 (98.2) 0.006  
 6 weeks postpartum 72 (93.5) 64 (94.1) 0.88 1.35 (0.31–5.93)
Breastfeeding Intention     
 Intention to breastfeed 96 (80.7) 89 (89.9) 0.06  
Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation
 Any breastfeeding 86 (78.9) 79 (89.8) 0.04 2.85 (1.11–7.32)
 Breastfeeding continuation at 6 weeks 54 (49.1) 50 (55.6) 0.31 1.26 (0.69–2.31)
 Exclusive breastfeeding at 6 weeks 18 (16.8) 21 (24.1) 0.21 1.61 (0.78–3.35)
 Breastfeeding continuation ≥ 6 months 16 (18.0) 17 (21.8) 0.54 1.47 (0.66–3.27)
Breastfeeding Comfort c
 Postpartum hospitalization 87 (74.4) 78 (78.8) 0.45  
 6 weeks postpartum 79 (79.0) 64 (83.1) 0.49 1.75 (0.74–4.11)
Breastfeeding Confidence d
 Postpartum hospitalization 92 (78.0) 81 (81.8) 0.48  
 6 weeks postpartum 81 (79.4) 64 (83.1) 0.53 1.43 (0.63–3.24)
  1. Data displayed as n (%) or adjusted odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
  2. aAdjusted for postpartum depression if outcome was measured at or after 6 weeks postpartum
  3. bSatisfaction defined as “satisfied” or “very satisfied” on 5-point Likert scale
  4. cComfort defined as “comfortable” or “very comfortable” on 5-point Likert scale
  5. dConfidence defined as “confident” or “very confident” on 5-point Likert scale
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