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Table 1 Participant characteristics (N = 11 mothers)

From: Breastfeeding experiences and perspectives on support among Chinese mothers separated from their hospitalized preterm infants: a qualitative study

Characteristics Frequency (n)
Primiparous 7
Twin gestations 4
Mode of birth
 Caesarean section 7
 Vaginal delivery 4
Feeding type at discharge
 Exclusive breastfeeding 6
aPartial breastfeeding 4
 Exclusive formula 1
Maternal education
 Associate degree 1
 Bachelor 6
 Master 4
  1. aPartial breastfeeding refers to breast milk combined solid or semi-solid foods, formula or non-human milk