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Table 2 Risks for unsuccessful exclusive breastfeeding practices for first 42 days infants’ life, West Bengal, India, 2017–2019 (N = 306)

From: Determinants of optimum exclusive breastfeeding duration in rural India: a mixed method approach using cohort and content analysis design

Characteristics Outcome Relative Risk 95% Confidence Interval
Unsuccessful EBF (163) Successful EBF (143)   
n % n %   
Mother’s education Illiterate (35) 18 51.4 17 48.6 1.2 0.6, 2.1
Primary to high school (247) 135 54.7 112 45.3 1.3 0.8, 2.1
Higher secondary till post graduate (24) 10 47.5 14 52.5 1  
Father the major earner of family No (201) 134 66.7 67 33.3 2.4 1.7, 3.3
Yes (105) 29 27.6 76 72.4
Mothers who believe that effect of breastfeeding is longstanding No 68 77.3 20 22.7 1.8 1.5, 2.1
Yes 95 43.6 123 54.4
Mothers who believe that locally available food can be started from 2 to 3 months onwards Yes (58) 40 69 18 31 1.4 1.1, 1.7
No (248) 123 49.6 125 50.4
Mothers who heard breastfeeding reduces chance of breast related disease No 135 65.5 71 34.5 2.3 1.6, 3.2
Yes 28 28 72 72