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Table 5 Main issues raised by women during calls (as per provided checklist)

From: Implementing a successful proactive telephone breastfeeding peer support intervention: volunteer recruitment, training, and intervention delivery in the RUBY randomised controlled trial

5.Topic raised During first call
(n = 359)
Baby age < 12 weeks (excluding first call) (n = 1459) Baby age ≥ 12 weeks
(n = 570)
All calls
(n = 2398)
  n %a n %a n %a n %a
Number of calls during which at least one specific concern was raised by mother 272 77% 977 67 321 56 1576 66
Specific concern raised
 Nipple pain/ damage 87 24 128 9 20 6 235 10
 Feed frequency 80 22 228 16 68 12 376 16
 Positioning/attachment 78 22 107 7 4 < 1 189 8
 General BF information 83 23 218 15 65 11 366 15
 Normal infant behaviour 71 20 341 23 106 19 518 22
 Supply & demand 66 18 179 12 38 6 283 12
 Expressing 63 18 189 13 48 8 300 13
 Not enough milk 54 15 138 9 35 6 227 9
 General concern/ anxiety 34 9 86 6 21 6 141 6
 Engorgement 31 9 64 4 6 1 101 4
 Mother’s health problem 25 7 57 4 20 6 102 4
 Nipple shield 23 6 44 3 2 < 1 69 3
 Oversupply 18 5 53 4 7 1 78 3
 Baby unwell 14 4 60 4 17 5 91 4
 Tongue-tie 12 3 30 2 2 < 1 44 2
 Bottle/ formula feeding 7 2 44 3 20 6 71 3
 Mastitis 5 1 41 3 7 1 53 2
 Nipple/ breast thrush 5 1 32 2 9 3 46 2
 Infant wellbeing 3 < 1 25 2 11 3 39 2
 BF in public/ travelling 1 < 1 20 1 4 1 25 1
 Return to work 0 0 20 1 12 4 32 1
 Introducing solids/ weaning 0 0 6 < 1 49 9 55 2
 Other 1 < 1 10 < 1 7 1 18 < 1
  1. aRespondents could tick more than one option so % could add to more than 100