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Table 3 Key breastfeeding challenges and parity

From: Breastfeeding self-efficacy of women using second-line strategies for healthy term infants in the first week postpartum: an Australian observational study

Key challenges * (%) n = 62 (%) Primipara Multipara 2, 3, 4
  Nipple pain 25 (40) 14 11
  Baby would not settle 25 (40) 13 12
  Not enough breastmilk or colostrum 23 (37) 16 7
  Fatigue 23 (37) 14 9
  Night nursery 16 (26) 9 7
Permission
  Baby lost 10% or more 15 (24) 9 6
Birth weight
  Pain associated with 13 (21) 9 4
Birth
  Baby could not latch 23 (37)   
Various reasons**
Fatigue (n = 23) (37)    
  Mild 4 (17) 3 1
  Moderate 6 (26) 2 4
  Strong 7 (30) 5 2
  Extreme 6 (27) 4 2
Nipple pain (n = 25) (40)***    
  Mild 1 (5) 1 0
  Moderate 4 (20) 3 1
  Strong 10 (50) 6 4
  Extreme 5 (25) 3 2
Birth related pain (n = 13) (21)****    
  Mild 0 (0) 0 0
  Moderate 5 (42) 3 2
  Strong 5 (42) 3 2
  Extreme 2 (17) 1 1
  1. *respondents could choose more than one.
  2. **engorgement, flat or inverted nipples, sleepy (hypoglycaemia, jaundice), disorganized suck.
  3. ***missing data = 5.
  4. ****missing data = 1.