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Table 1 Comparison of breastfeeding impact on daily structure in mothers with and without type 1 diabetes 0–2 and 2–6 months postpartum

From: Breastfeeding and its impact on daily life in women with type 1 diabetes during the first six months after childbirth: a prospective cohort study

  Mothers in Diabetes Group (DG) Mothers in Reference Group (RG) DG versus RG
Agreement with statements on whether breastfeeding had impacted on daily structure (yes/no*) 0-2 months** postpartumn = 105 2-6months** postpartumn = 97 0-2 months** postpartumn = 101 2-6months** postpartumn = 94 0-2 months postpartump value2 2-6 months postpartump value2
It has decreased the priority of n (%) other duties 87 (71.4) 52 (53.6) 71 (70.3) 64 (68.5) 0.879 0.076
I sleep better than before n (%) 7 (6.7) 5 (8.2) 9 (8.9) 6 (6.8) 0.609 0.783
I sleep worse than before n (%) 81 (77.1) 62 (63.9) 83 (82.2) 70 (74.2) 0.392 0.165
I need to organize my time more than before n (%) 87 (82.9) 71 (73.2) 94 (93.1) 82 (87.6) 0.032 0.051
I have become more sensitive to unexpected disruptions in my daily routine n (%) 57 (54.3) 49 (50.5) 48 (47.5) 31 (33.0) 0.403 0.041
I feel more worried about my health n (%) 36 (34.3) 31 (32.0) 10 (10.9) 14 (14.8) <0.001 0.012
I feel less worried about my health n (%) 27 (25.7) 19 (19.6) 28 (27.7) 24 (25.0) 0.755 0.598
I feel time pressure in my daily life n (%) 78 (74.3) 58 (59.8) 62 (61.4) 55 (58.4) 0.053 1.000
I feel more calm and harmonious than before n (%) 46 (43.8) 40 (41.7) 44 (44.0) 42 (44.3) 1.000 1.000
  1. 1 Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test 2 Fisher’s exact test *only ‘yes’ answers are reported ** experiences concerned breastfeeding impact during the period.