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Table 3 Summary of barriers to breastfeeding practices during the first six months

From: Prenatal infant feeding intentions and actual feeding practices during the first six months postpartum in rural Rwanda: a qualitative, longitudinal cohort study

 BarriersIntentionsBirth1 week4 months6 months
Individual level factorsPerceived breastmilk insufficiency× ×××
 Infant health concerns   ××
 Poor knowledge×    
 Postnatal discomfort ×   
Group level factorsFamily influence  ×××
 Domestic conflicts    ×
 Use of herbal remedies  ×××
Society level factorsLimited professional and social support × × 
 Household food insecurity   ××
 Mothers’ heavy workload   ××