TABLE 3

Breastfeeding Characteristics for Infants With Food Allergy and Control Infants in the Study

CharacteristicFood Allergy (n = 41)Control (n = 82)P
No. (%) initiating breastfeeding38 (92.7)79 (96.3).210a
Breastfeeding duration, wk
 Median21.024.0.295b
 Interquartile range3.0–30.57.0–31.0
 Range0–640–52
Exclusive breastfeeding duration, wk
 Median 5.08.5.933b
 Interquartile range2.8–16.34.0–15.0
 Range1–261–24
  • a χ2 test.

  • b Mann-Whitney U test.