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Table 1 Breastfeeding information known to "counseled" and "not counseled" mothers

From: Antenatal counseling on breastfeeding – is it adequate? A descriptive study from Pondicherry, India

Health Information Mothers "counselled" (n = 23) Mothers "not counselled" (n = 85) p value
  Aware % Aware %  
Initiate breastfeeding immediately after birth 20 87 16 19 < 0.01
Exclusive breastfeeding to be practiced for first 6 months 18 78 19 22 < 0.01
No prelacteal feeds to be given 23 100 38 45 < 0.01
Correct technique of breastfeeding* 1 4 0 0 0.48
No dietary restriction for lactating mother 10 43 6 7 < 0.01
Breastfeeding babies less than 6 months do not require extra water 8 35 3 4 < 0.01
Continue breastfeeding during common illnesses in baby 11 48 47 55 0.68
  1. * Appropriate flash cards with pictures shown to mothers