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Table 2 Duration of breastfeeding the last child

From: Impact of ritual pollution on lactation and breastfeeding practices in rural West Bengal, India

Breastfeeding duration Motipur
(n = 98)
Kapgari
(n = 98)
Santoshpur
(n = 92)
Sultanpur
(n = 94)
Total
(n = 382)
  n % n % n % n % n %
< 1 year 0 0 0 0 18 20 7 7 25 6.5
1 year 5 5 7 7 14 15 18 19 44 11.5
2 years 12 12 5 5 0 0 0 0 17 4.4
3 years 12 12 6 6 0 0 16 17 34 8.9
4 – 5 years 19 19 19 19 0 0 8 9 46 12.0
Until child died 2 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 6 1.6
Never breastfed 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 5 1.3
Continuing to breastfeed 48 49 56 57 59 64 42 45 205 53.7