Skip to main content

Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Breastfeeding support for adolescent mothers: similarities and differences in the approach of midwives and qualified breastfeeding supporters

  Midwives (n = 12) Bf N1 supporters (n = 12)
Age range (years)   
   20–29 2 1
   30–39 5 4
   40–49 4 6
   50–59 1 1
Years working as a midwife/Bf N supporter   
   < 2 1 4
   2 – 5 4 8
   > 5 7 0
Other experience working with mothers and infants   
   Midwife 12 1
   Health visitor 0 1
   General practitioner 0 1
   Nursery nurse 0 1
   NCT2 counsellor 0 5
   None 0 3
Breastfeeding training courses attended   
   Hospital in-service training 1 0
   20-h WHO/UNICEF Breastfeeding   
   Management course 8 0
   University breastfeeding module/course 3 0
   Bf N training course 0 12
  1. 1Breastfeeding Network, 2National Childbirth Trust