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Table 2 Breastfeeding experience of survey participants (n = 250)

From: Development and evaluation of a Chinese-language newborn feeding hotline: A prospective cohort study

  n %
Infant feeding at hospital discharge   
   Exclusive breastfeeding 118 47.2
   Combined breast and formula 70 28.0
   Formula feeding only 62 24.8
Infant feeding at two months postpartum   
   Exclusive breastfeeding 39 15.6
   Combined breast and formula 58 23.2
   Formula feeding only 153 61.2
Reasons for choosing formula feeding during hospital stay (n = 62)   
   Believed they would not have enough milk 30 48.3
   Other persons could feed baby 8 12.9
   Returning to work 4 6.4
   Convenience 2 3.2
   No reason given 18 29.0
Reasons for introducing formula after breastfeeding initiation(n = 79)   
   Believed they did not have enough breast milk 35 44.3
   Convenience 6 7.6
   Belief that baby would be easier to wean 8 10.1
   No reason given 30 38.0
Help seeking among women having breastfeeding difficulties (n = 49)   
   Physician 12 24.5
   Hospital nurse 17 34.7
   Lactation consultant 3 6.1
   Family member 3 6.1
   Hospital drop in clinic 3 6.1
   Community health department drop-in clinic 2 4.0
   Friend 3 6.1
   No one 6 12.2