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Table 2 Priority ranking of eleven suggested measures for effective breastfeeding promotion

From: Towards integrated care in breastfeeding support: a cross-sectional survey of practitioners’ perspectives

Univariate statistical evaluations 4-point Likert scale
Mean score Measure for breastfeeding promotion very important
(4a)
n/%
important (3a)
n/%
less importantb(2a)
n/%
not at all importantb(1a)
n/%
3.87 Integrated care within breastfeeding support 256/85.0 34/11.3 1/0.3 1/0.3
3.86 Promotion of breastfeeding integrated into health policies 252/83.7 37/12.3 2/0.7 -
3.75 Education of the public on benefits of breastfeeding and risks of substitutes 225/74.8 57/18.9 9/3.0 -
3.74 Promotion of research independent of commercial sponsoring 219/72.8 64/21.3 5/1.7 -
3.73 Media campaigns for breastfeeding 219/72.8 61/20.3 9/3.0 -
3.70 Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes into legislation 220/73.1 56/18.6 9/3.0 4/1.3
3.61 Implementation of Baby-Friendly standards as the norm 201/66.8 65/21.6 22/7.3 1/0.3
3.59 Upgrade the profession lactation consultant to create career possibilities 188/62.5 83/27.6 18/6.0 -
3.58 Implement the IBCLC credential as educational standard within healthcare 193/64.1 78/25.9 17/5.6 3/1.0
3.57 Governmental monitoring of and penalty for Code violations 180/59.8 91/30.2 9/3.0 4/1.3
3.38 Development of a human milk bank network 133/44.2 110/36.5 25/8.3 3/1.0
  1. aStatistical value for SPSS evaluations
  2. bConspicuous minority was addressed in a second question round, and their arguments were discussed