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Table 1 Characteristics of participant families

From: Expressed breast milk as 'connection' and its influence on the construction of 'motherhood' for mothers of preterm infants: a qualitative study

Participant reference Gender Number of interviews Assisted reproduct-ion Single or multiple birth Previous children (n) Distance of usual residence to hospital (kilometres)
1A Sue Female 3 yes twins 0 < 10
1B Peter Male 3 yes twins 0 < 10
2A Julie Female 3 no twins 1 10 – 200
2B Colin Male 3 no twins 1 10 – 200
3A Bev Female 3 yes twins 0 > 200
3B Brian Male 3 yes twins 0 > 200
4A Lisa Female 3 yes single 0 < 10
4B Paul Male 3 yes single 0 < 10
5A Chris Female 3 no single 1 Interstate
5B John Male 3 no single 1 Interstate
6A Sharon Female 1 no single 3 10 – 200
7A Alison Female 3 yes single 0 > 200
7B Dennis Male 3 yes single one > 200
8A Fiona Female 2 no single nil 10 – 200
9A Helen Female 3 no twins three 10 – 200
9B Wayne Male 2 no twins three 10 – 200
10A Nicole Female 1 no single nil < 10
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