Table 3B.

Differences Among the Different Groups

Age (Weeks)Groups ComparedNumber of Breastfeeding Episodes per 24 Hours
P Values
Total Suckling Duration per 24 Hours
P Values
Longest Interval Between Feeds
P Values
2Nothing-thumb.19.15.59
Nothing-pacifier<.01.52<.01
Thumb-pacifier.19.06.02
Nothing-both<.01>.8.16
Thumb-both.10.15.48
Pacifier-both.63.60.11
4Nothing-thumb.56.15.54
Nothing-pacifier<.01<.01.02
Thumb-pacifier.01.02.01
Nothing-both<.01.06<.01
Thumb-both.04.08<.01
Pacifier-both>.8.35.39
8Nothing-thumb.65.72.38
Nothing-pacifier<.01.02<.01
Thumb-pacifier.01.10.05
Nothing-both<.01.01.06
Thumb-both.03.13.34
Pacifier-both.36.79.30
12Nothing-thumb.09.34.69
Nothing-pacifier<.01.75.36
Thumb-pacifier<.01.40.42
Nothing-both<.01>.8.24
Thumb-both.01.19.22
Pacifier-both.11>.8>.8