TABLE 6

Multivariate Models for Breastfeeding for <6 Weeks According to Number of “Baby-Friendly” Hospital Practices (N = 1907)

No. of Practices ExperiencedPrevalence: No. of Practices Experienced, % (n)Model 1, aOR (CI)aModel 2, aOR (CI)bModel 3, aOR (CI)c
01.6 (30)12.86 (3.93–42.04)d9.13 (2.65–31.48)d7.60 (2.13–27.14)d
16.8 (130)11.05 (4.18–29.20)d8.95 (3.32–24.13)d7.51 (2.75–20.51)d
215.9 (303)8.19 (3.23–20.81)d6.93 (2.69–17.85)d6.41 (2.47–16.67)d
325.1 (478)5.49 (2.18–13.85)d4.68 (1.83–11.96)d4.12 (1.60–10.62)d
424.8 (473)4.78 (1.89–12.10)d3.80 (1.48–9.75)d3.81 (1.47–9.85)d
517.7 (338)1.99 (0.74–5.37)1.81 (0.66–4.96)1.91 (0.69–5.30)
68.1 (155)1.001.001.00
  • a Adjusted odds ratio (aOR) and 95% Wald confidence interval (CI) based on logistic regression; referent group, experienced all 6 “Baby-Friendly” hospital practices.

  • b Adjusted odds ratio (aOR) and 95% Wald confidence interval (CI) based on logistic regression; analysis controlling for child gender, maternal age, maternal race, maternal education, household income, marital status, number of previous children, and number of cigarettes smoked.

  • c Adjusted odds ratio (aOR) and 95% Wald confidence interval (CI) based on logistic regression; analysis includes those variables in model 2 plus number of friends and relatives who breastfed, mother's prenatal intentions to work after birth, and prenatal attitudes toward breastfeeding (ie, formula as good as breast milk; if child breastfed, less likely to be obese).

  • d The odds ratio was significant at P < .05.