Skip to main content

Table 4 Multiple linear regression analysis of perceived milk supply (N = 237)

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

Variable n % β SE Standardized β p value
Intercept    89.9 5.37   < 0.0001
Employment status
 Not working 173 73.0 Reference    
 Working 64 27.0 −0.96 1.36 −0.04 0.48
Parity
 Primiparous 95 40.1 Reference    
 Multiparous 142 59.9 0.89 1.21 0.04 0.46
Rooming-in
 No 86 36.3 Reference    
 Yes 151 63.7 1.69 1.25 0.08 0.18
Skin-to-skin contact
 No 71 30.0 Reference    
 Yes 166 70.0 3.20 1.31 0.15 0.02
Breastfeeding self-efficacy
  ≤ 50 31 13.1 Reference    
  > 50 206 86.9 10.78 1.81 0.37 < 0.0001
Infant sucking behavior
 Negative 37 15.6 Reference    
 Positive 200 84.4 2.10 1.63 0.08 0.20
  1. Note: SE standard error