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Table 3 The frequency of infant feeding patterns between the groups at hospital discharge, and four and eight weeks after delivery

From: The effect of breastfeeding education with grandmothers’ attendance on breastfeeding self-efficacy and infant feeding pattern in Iranian primiparous women: a quasi-experimental pilot study

Infant feeding patterns Group without grandmother attendance (n = 32) Group with grandmother attendance (n = 32) Chi-square test P - value
n (%) n (%)
Hospital discharge
 EBFa 29 (90.6) 31 (96.8) 0.61
 Combined feedingb 3 (9.3) 1 (3.12)
Four weeks after delivery
 EBF 9 (28.1) 14 (43.8) 0.29
 Combined feeding 23 (71.9) 18 (56.2)
Eight weeks after delivery
 EBF 6 (18.8) 8 (25) 0.76
 Combined feeding 26 (81.2) 24 (75)
  1. aExclusive Breastfeeding: only breast milk
  2. bCombined feeding: breast milk with formula, other milks, liquids or foods