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Table 4 What helped women choose breastfeeding*

From: Constraints to exclusive breastfeeding practice among breastfeeding mothers in Southwest Nigeria: implications for scaling up

Variable N %
Encouragement from mother 31 84
Social pressure on mothers 18 67
My personal determination/experience 24 65
Husband encouraged me 19 51
Nurse and midwife 17 46
Encouragement from mother-law 16 43
Media 13 35
My neighbours encouraged me 11 30
Members of my religious affiliation encouraged me 10 27
  1. *Women could give more than one reason