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Table 1 Socio-demographic details of mothers who planned to exclusively breastfeed

From: Enablers and barriers to success among mothers planning to exclusively breastfeed for six months: a qualitative prospective cohort study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

N = 22 n %
AGE CATEGORY   
 15–19 7 31.8
 20–26 6 27.3
 27> 9 40.9
EDUCATION- Highest grade passed
 Grades 4–7/Primary school education 1 4.5
 Grades 8–11/Secondary school education 14 63.6
 Grade 12/Matriculated 7 31.8
 Mother is in a relationship with the child’s father 20 90.9
 Mother is staying in same house as the child’s father 12 54.5
WORK
 Current paid work 3 13.6
ADDITIONAL INCOME SOURCES
 Mother receives money from employer 2 9.1
 Mother receives money from self-employment 2 9.1
 Mother receives child support grant for any child 8 36.4
 Mother receives disability grant 2 9.1
 Mother receives maintenance/money from partner 16 72.7
 Mother receives money from family members 8 36.4
 Other sources 2 9.1
Feeding practices with previous child (first 3 months)
 Breast milk only 11 50.0
 Formula only 1 4.5
 Breast milk and formul 2 9.1
 No previous children 8 36.4
ACCESS TO SERVICES
No. of antenatal visits attended during current pregnancy
   < 4 antenatal clinic visits 6 27.3
  4–8 antenatal clinic visits 16 72.7
 HIV testing- mother reports ever tested for HIV 22 100
 Mother taking antiretroviral treatment 8 36.4
 A community health worker visits the household 4 18.1
 Visited by a community health worker during this pregnancy 2 9.1