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Table 7 Data on mothers and infants at the time of entering the study

From: Effects of mother-infant skin-to-skin contact on severe latch-on problems in older infants: a randomized trial

  Experimental
group n = 53
No. (%)
Control group
n = 50
No. (%)
Infants   
Age of the child (weeks) Md (Q1, 3) 3.0 (2.0-6.2) 2.7 (1.7-4.3)
Latching and suckling ability according to the mothers   
No latching or suckling at all 34 (64) 29 (58)
Superficially latching 2 (4) 4 (8)
Superficially with nipple shield 15 (28) 13 (26)
Latching only on one breast 2 (4) 4 (8)
Nutrition   
Breastfeeding with nipple shield 2 (4) 4 (8)
Only breast milk (expressed) 16 (30) 14 (28)
Supplement/breast milk given by:   
Bottle 42 (79) 34 (68)
Alternative methods:   
-cup 7 (13) 10 (20)
-similar to cup 1 (2) 2 (4)
Use of pacifier 18 (40) 12 (32)
Mothers   
Mothers intended to breastfeed   
less than 6 months 3 (8) 4 (10)
6 months 10 (26) 17 (41)
more than 6 months 25 (66) 20 (49)