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Table 2 Characteristics of perceived milk supply, breastfeeding self-efficacy, early initiation of breastfeeding, and exclusive breastfeeding (N = 237)

From: The relationship between perceived milk supply and exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months postpartum: a cross-sectional study

Variable n (%) Mean (SD) Min Max
Early initiation of breastfeeding 81 (34.2)    
Predominant breastfeeding 89 (37.6)    
Exclusive breastfeeding (0 ~ 5 months) 148 (62.4)    
 0 ~ 1 month 39 (69.6)    
 2 ~ 3 months 59 (62.1)    
 4 ~ 5 months 50 (58.1)    
Perception of the milk supply, Mean (SD)   122.4 (10.0) 81 140
 0 ~ 1 month, Mean (SD)   122.0 (10.8) 81 139
 2 ~ 3 months, Mean (SD)   121.4 (9.4) 96 139
 4 ~ 5 months, Mean (SD)   123.6 (10.0) 98 140
Breastfeeding self-efficacy, Mean (SD)   56.4 (7.2) 26 70
  ≤ 50 31 (13.1)   26 50
  > 50 206 (86.9)   51 70
  1. Note: SD Standard Deviation, Min Minimum, Max Maximum