Table 1: Women’s characteristics based on breastfeeding practices.

Variable2 months postpartum4 months postpartum
EBF Non-EBFEBFNon-EBF
(%) or M ± SD (%) or M ± SD

Age 0.870 0.297
Education 0.031* 0.063
Income 0.688 0.785
BMI 0.129 0.264
Occupation
 Yes 12 (37.5)20 (62.5)0.2919 (28.1)23 (71.9)0.502
 No 90 (28.6)225 (71.4)72 (22.9)243 (77.1)
Mode of delivery
 Cesarean 54 (30.3)124 (69.7)0.71947 (26.4)131 (73.6)0.176
 Vaginal delivery48 (28.6)120 (71.4)34 (20.2)134 (9.8)
Parity
 Primiparity52 (25.7)150 (74.3)0.07840 (19.8)162 (80.2)0.066
 Multiparity49 (34.5)96 (65.5)41 (28.3)104 (71.7)
Desirability of pregnancy
 Yes 88 (28.9)217 (71.1)0.70669 (22.6)236 (77.4)0.549
 No 13 (31.7)28 (68.3)11 (26.8)30 (73.2)
Health
 Healthy98 (30.1)228 (69.9)0.60279 (24.2)247 (75.8)0.263
 Patient4 (22.2)14 (77.8)2 (11.1)16 (88.9)
Postpartum rehospitalization
 Yes7 (35)13 (65)0.5896 (30)14 (70)0.322
 No95 (29.3)229 (70.7)75 (23.1)249 (76.9)
Previous breastfeeding experience
 Yes 47 (36.7)81 (63.3)0.022*38 (29.7)90 (70.3)0.033*
 No 55 (25.1)164 (74.9)43 (19.6)176 (80.4)

; -test; chi-square test; Fisher's exact test; exclusive breastfeeding.