Table 4 Feed duration in first week and breast-feeding group at 6 weeks (median and quartile values, min)

From: Do early infant feeding patterns relate to breast-feeding continuation and weight gain? Data from a longitudinal cohort study

   Feeding group at 6 weeks
Feeding group in first week   BREAST MIXED BOTTLE P-value (Kruskal-Wallis)a
BREAST 25th 17.0 17.0 14.7  
  Median 23.1 20.9 20.8 0.526
  75th 29.3 27.9 27.5  
MIXED 25th 25.5 23.4 13.3  
  Median 30.8 29.0 18.9 0.005
  75th 49.1 37.7 27.8  
  1. aThe data show that MIXED mothers feeding for longer durations in the first week were the ones still exclusively or partially breast-feeding at 6 weeks, but the first-week feed duration did not predict breast-feeding continuation for exclusively BREAST mothers.