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Table 3 Commencement of enteral feeding, full enteral feeding, and days with mother's own milk

From: Does opening a milk bank in a neonatal unit change infant feeding practices? A before and after study

  2006 (n = 50) 2008 (n = 54)  
  Mean ± standard deviation Range Mean ± standard deviation Range p-value
Hours of life at commencement of EF 42.9 ± 26.4 9 - 137 26.6 ± 22.4 3 - 148 0.00
Hours of life at full EF 229.3 ± 190.2 58 - 1235 185.1 ± 117.8 61 - 713 0.16
1 Days with mother's own milk during 28 days of life 24.2 ± 5.5 7 - 29 23.7 ± 7.3 2 - 29 0.70
  1. Values are expressed as mean, standard deviation and range.
  2. Abbreviation: EF: enteral feeding.
  3. 1 Days that infants received mother's own milk, either exclusively or partially, directly from the breast or by tube or syringe, during the first 28 days of life.