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Table 4 Comparison of the continuation of exclusive breastfeeding during the follow-up months

From: Intervention based on BASNEF model increases exclusive breastfeeding in preterm infants in Iran: a randomized controlled trial

Exclusive breastfeeding Baseline First month after intervention Second month after intervention Third month after intervention Fourth month after intervention
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Intervention group
n = 62
yes 33 (53.2) 48 (77.4) 44 (71.0) 38 (61.3) 45 (72.6)
no 29 (46.8) 14 (22.6) 18 (29.0) 24 (38.7) 17 (27.4)
Control group
n = 62
yes 30 (48.4) 4 (6.5) 4 (6.5) 3 (4.8) 10 (16.1)
no 32 (51.6) 58 (93.5) 58 (93.5) 59 (95.2) 52 (83.9)
p a 0.59 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
  1. aChi-square test