TABLE 7

Impact of Curriculum on Breastfeeding Rates in Infants at Study Initiation and 6 Months Later

Type of FeedingBefore, n (%)After, n (%)Change, %P
Breastfeeding rates in infants at study initiation before and after implementation
    Intervention sites
        Total504493
        Exclusive breastfeeding78 (15.5)114 (23.1)7.5.002
        Overall breastfeeding383 (76.0)398 (80.7)4.7.071
    Control sites
        Total701701
        Exclusive breastfeeding193 (27.5)214 (30.5)3.0.239
        Overall breastfeeding454 (64.8)467 (66.6)1.8.500
Breastfeeding rates 6 mo before and after implementation
    Intervention sites
        Total300300
        Exclusive breastfeeding7 (2.3)27 (9.0)6.7.001
        Overall breastfeeding76 (25.3)86 (28.7)3.4.291
    Control sites
        Total499550
        Exclusive breastfeeding58 (11.6)34 (6.2)−5.4.002
        Overall breastfeeding134 (26.9)139 (25.3)−1.6.574