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Table 4 Mothers’ reasons for considering non-exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months and planned breastmilk supplements

From: Factors associated with breastfeeding intent among mothers of newborn babies in Da Nang, Viet Nam

Reasons for considering non-excusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months (n = 64)* First choice Second choice**
n (%) n (%)
I think my breastmilk is unlikely to be enough and my child will be hungry 39 (60.9) 5 (50.0)
I have to restart work and cannot continue exclusive breastfeeding 11 (17.2) 2 (20.0)
I think my breastmilk does not provide all the necessary vitamins & supplements 5 (7.8) 3 (30.0)
Othera 9 (14.1) NA
Planned breastmilk supplements (n = 67)*
Formula milk 62 (91.1) 4 (20.0)
Water 4 (5.9) 5 (25.0)
Vitamins & supplements 0 1 (5.0)
Herbal tea 0 0
Solids 1 (1.5) 10 (50.0)
  1. *Only answered by mothers who indicated that they did not intend to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months; not all mothers answered all questions
  2. **This does not add up to n, since many mothers did not indicate a second choice
  3. aI have not had milk since giving birth