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Table 3 Women’s reasons for attending drop-in centres (data from drop-in centre log books)a

From: Implementation and evaluation of community-based drop-in centres for breastfeeding support in Victoria, Australia

  LGA A
n = 1014
LGA B
n = 94
LGA C
n = 274
Total
n = 1382
  n % n % n % n %
Breastfeeding reasons 148 15 78 83 229 84 455 33
 Breastfeeding issue 106 10 38 40 162 59 306 22
 Breastfeeding support 126 12 61 65 81 30 268 19
Social support
 Meet other mothers 31 3 9 10 1 <1 41 3
 Help other mothers 19 2 7 7 1 <1 27 2
Parenting
 Feed my babyb 412 41 5 5 14 5 431 31
 Parenting informationd 129 13
Otherc 590 58 9 10 26 9 625 45
  1. aParticipants could indicate multiple options, so % could add to >100
  2. bIncluded both breastfeeding and formula feeding
  3. cReasons included using the facilities, weighing baby and having a rest
  4. dOnly an available option for LGA A
  5. LGA Local Government Area