Table 2

Telephone call activity and feeding outcome at 6–8 weeks for women randomised to receive proactive daily calls from the feeding team

All women (n=35)Women who were giving breast and formula milk at 6–8 weeks (n=5)Women giving exclusively breast milk at 6–8 weeks (n=17)Women giving formula milk only at 6–8 weeks (n=10)
Number of successful calls initiated by feeding team per woman, median (IQR)8 (5–9)9 (6.5–11.5)8 (6–8.5)4.5 (2–8.25)
Number of attempted calls initiated by feeding team per woman, median (IQR)3 (2–5)3 (2.5–5.5)3 (2–5)5 (3–8.25)
Duration of calls in minutes, median (IQR)3 (1–5)3 (1–5)3 (1–5)1 (1–5)
Duration of successful calls in minutes, median (IQR)5 (3–7)4 (3–7)4.5 (3–6)5 (3–10)
Calls stopped by women before day 7, (n)3021
Calls stopped by women between day 8–13, (n)*17186
  • * Feeding outcome at 6–8 weeks unknown for 2 women.