Table 3:
The term HIV-unexposed infants divided into the three feeding groups at 4 months of age: the number of infants, the thymic size (Ti, median, and range), and the weight and length (mean and range) at the times of assessment.
Three feeding groups
Values
Newborn
4 months
8 months
12 months
Exclusively breastfed
Number
21
21
15
15
Exclusively breastfed
Ti
12.9
(7.0–23.9)
37.8
(16.2–83.2)
30.6
(16.8–55.2)
17.3
(9.9–53.0)
Exclusively breastfed
Weight (g)
3446
(2750–4200)
7237
(5090–8967)
9262
(7147–11384)
10375
(8522–11947)
Exclusively breastfed
Length (cm)
52.1
(50.0–55.0)
64.9
(59–69)
72.3
(66.0–76.50)
77.7
(68.0–82.0)
Partially breastfed
Number
13
13
11
11
Partially breastfed
Ti
11.2
(5.5–21.1)
25.2
(15.6–50.0)
25.6
(6.3–53.1)
17.4
(9.3–31.1)
Partially breastfed
Weight (g)
3658
(2600–4500)
6917
(5333–8850)
8887
(7100–11200)
10114
(8601–12149)
Partially breastfed
Length (cm)
52.7
(49.0–57.0)
64.3
(60.0–68.2)
71.3
(67.0–76.0)
75.4
(71.5–80.0)
Exclusively formula-fed
Number
13
13
11
11
Exclusively formula-fed
Ti
9.7
(3.8–20.2)
17.6
(12.2–32.6)
30.4
(7.4–47.6)
17.0
(7.4–33.0)
Exclusively formula-fed
Weight (g)
3518
(2550–4850)
7029
(5225–9476)
9503
(7282–11389)
10861
(8259–12359)
Exclusively formula-fed
Length (cm)
52.4
(49.0–56.0)
64.7
(60.0–69.0)
73.2
(70.0–78.0)
77.5
(74.0–81.0)