TABLE 3

Distribution of Feeding Practices of Primary Interest Reported by the Mothers During Their Infants' First 6 Months

Feeding-Practice Variablesn%
Breastfeeding intensity (percentage of breast milk feeds among all milk feeds) (N = 1858)
    Low (<20%)66635.9
    Medium (20%–80%)34618.6
    High (>80%)84645.5
Infant initiated bottle emptying (N = 1461)
    Never30.21
    Rarely281.92
    Sometimes57839.56
    Most of the time79354.28
    Always594.04
Maternal encouragement of infant bottle emptying (N = 1460)
    Never1178.01
    Rarely30520.89
    Sometimes81055.48
    Most of the time20413.97
    Always241.64