Table 4

Feeding from the breast directly in hospital compared with any other type of feeding (reference group): association with giving any and only breast milk at 6 months

Direct breastfeeding only in hospitalAny other feeding in hospital*OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)†
Feeding at 6 monthsnPer centnPer cent
Any breast milk339/44476.4279/46859.62.19 (1.64 to 2.91)1.80 (1.27 to 2.55)
Only breast milk259/44258.6176/46542.21.94 (1.49 to 2.53)1.61 (1.18 to 2.2)
  • *Reference group for ORs.

  • *†Adjusted for parity, type of birth, breastfeeding intention, perceived breastfeeding problems at recruitment, public/private healthcare choice, epidural for labour or birth, being born in Australia, maternal body mass index, maternal age and education.