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Table 5 Logistic regression analysis of perceived milk supply, 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 Early initiation of breastfeeding Exclusive breastfeeding
n % OR (95% CI) n % OR (95% CI)
Univariate analysis
Perceived milk supply
  ≤ 122 35 29.9 1.00 56 47.9 1.00
  > 122 46 38.3 1.46 (0.85, 2.50) 92 76.7 3.58 (2.05, 6.25)***
Multivariate analysis
Perceived milk supply
  ≤ 122 35 29.9 1.00 56 47.9 1.00
  > 122 46 38.3 1.84 (0.93, 3.6) 92 76.7 3.20 (1.76, 5.83)***
Educational level
 High school and less 50 31.4 1.00 105 66.0 1.00
 College and above 31 39.7 1.84 (0.96, 3.64) 43 55.1 0.73 (0.38, 1.39)
Employment status
 Not working 55 31.8 1.00 117 67.6 1.00
 Working 26 40.6 1.53 (0.75, 3.15) 31 48.4 0.47 (0.24, 0.93)*
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal delivery 77 44.5 1.00 117 67.6 1.00
 Cesarean delivery 4 6.3 0.13 (0.04, 0.41)*** 31 48.4 0.82 (0.38, 1.79)
Delivery location
 Hospital 47 28.8 1.00 96 58.9 1.00
 Public health center/midwifery clinic 34 45.9 1.36 (0.71, 2.60) 52 70.3 1.14 (0.57, 2.28)
Rooming-in
 No 22 25.6 1.00 47 54.7 1.00
 Yes 59 39.1 1.21 (0.61, 2.38) 101 66.9 1.12 (0.60, 2.08)
Skin-to-skin contact
 No 8 11.3 1.00 31 43.7 1.00
 Yes 73 44.0 2.81 (1.14, 6.91)* 117 70.5 2.36 (1.13, 4.91)*
  1. Note: OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval; * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.0001