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Table 2 Description of the sample of "mother-child dyads"

From: Hands-on approach during breastfeeding support in a neonatal intensive care unit: a qualitative study of Swedish mothers' experiences

Age of mother Previous children Preterm infants Twins Full term infants NICU Stay Hands-on help Age of infants at interview Breastfeeding at interview
26 y.o. No    X 2 weeks Yes 2 1/2 month Exclusive breastfeeding
29 y.o. No    X 2 days Yes 2 month Exclusive breastfeeding
32 y.o. Yes X X   1 month Yes 3 month No
35 y.o. Yes X    2 weeks Yes 2 month Partial breastfeeding
29 y.o. No X X   2 month Yes 3 month Partial breastfeeding
35 y.o Yes X    1 month Yes 2 1/2 month Exclusive breastfeeding
32 y.o Yes X    2 month Yes 4 month Partial breastfeeding
31 y.o No X X   4 month Yes 4 1/2 month Partial breastfeeding
34 y.o Yes X    1 1/2 month Yes 4 month Partial breastfeeding
29 y.o No    X 2 weeks Yes 3 month No
  1. Note: Sick full term infants who are admitted to the NICU usually suffer from hypoglycemia, infection or are under observation after a complicated birth.