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Table 6 Reasons for Introduction of Formula. Data are reported as n(%)

From: A prenatal group based phone counseling intervention to improve breastfeeding rates and complementary feeding: a randomized, controlled pilot and feasibility trial

  2 Weeks
n = 16
2 Months
n = 20
4 Months
n = 25
6 Months
n = 25
Following Advice from HealthCare Provider 6 (37.5%) 4 (20.0%) 5 (20.0%) 5 (20.0%)
Following Advice from Family and Friends 1 (6.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Breastfeeding was too Difficult 3 (18.8%) 3 (15.0%) 3 (12.0%) 4 (16.0%)
Baby Did Not Gain Enough Weight 4 (25.0%) 6 (30.0%) 5 (20.0%) 5 (20.0%)
Easier to Fit into Daily Routine 2 (12.5%) 7 (35.0%) 8 (32.0%) 9 (36.0%)
Allows Others to Feed Baby 2 (12.5%) 4 (20.0%) 6 (24.0%) 4 (16.0%)
My Plan was to Formula Feed 1 (6.3%) 1 (5.0%) 1 (4.0%) 1 (4.0%)
Other 8 (50.0%) 9 (40.0%) 16 (60.0%) 9 (36.0%)
  Supply (3)
Latch (2)
Mental Health (1)
BF isn’t always possible (1)
No answer (1)
Supply (5)
Poor Support (1)
No answer (3)
Supply (8)
Mental Health (2)
No Answer (2)
Refused to BF (1)
Poor Support (1)
Supply (7)
Mental Health (2)
Refuse to BF/Weight loss (1)