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Table 2 Duration of breastfeeding in the MAL-ED birth cohort

From: Exclusive breastfeeding practices in an urban settlement of Vellore, southern India: findings from the MAL-ED birth cohort

Variable n Mean (days) ± SD Median (days) (IQR) Range
Exclusive breastfeeding 250 76.9 ± 43.8 81 (40–111) 1–188
Age at which first formula or animal milk was given 236 162.3 ± 122.4 142 (68–219) 5–686
Age at which first clear liquid was given (including water) 191 117.4 ± 79.4 102 (69–151) 9–456
Age at which first solid food was given 239 122.9 ± 30.8 122 (101–140) 41–216
Age at which breastfeeding was stopped 175 468.5 ± 167.9 481 (371–607) 7–731