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Table 3 Change in breastfeeding satisfaction in mothers (n = 387) of preterm infants during the first 12 months postpartum

From: Breastfeeding satisfaction post hospital discharge and associated factors – a longitudinal cohort study of mothers of preterm infants

  Estimate 95% CI p-value
Summary score    
8 weeks − 3.21 −5.29, − 1.13 0.003
6 months −4.69 −6.21, − 3.18 < 0.001
12 months ref   
Infant growth and satisfaction    
8 weeks 0.28 −0.57, 1.12 0.52
6 months −2.38 −3.01, −1.76 < 0.001
12 months ref   
Maternal enjoyment and role attainment    
8 weeks −2.09 −3.35, −0.84 0.001
6 months − 1.89 − 2.80, − 0.98 < 0.001
12 months ref   
Lifestyle and maternal body image    
8 weeks −2.62 −3.40, −1.85 < 0.001
6 months −1.26 − 1.83, −0.68 < 0.001
12 months ref   
  1. Using linear mixed-effect model analysis presented with estimates, 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) and p-values for the Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale summary scores and its three dimensions. The estimate represents the mean difference in points for an individual mother between the follow-ups. Adjusted for the confounder’s education, parity, singleton/twin, gestational age, maternal age, birth country and breastfeeding