Table 5.

Resources for Breastfeeding Advice, (n = 522)

Number of
Mothers (%)
Average
per Mother
Calls to family and friends181 (34.7)4.0
Calls to a lactation consultant86 (16.5)1.7
Call to pediatrician46 (8.8)1.5
Calls to obstetrician/midwife43 (8.2)1.4
Calls to breastfeeding support group31 (5.9)2.0
Calls to birth hospital13 (2.5)1.4
Visits to family and friends46 (8.8)4.1
Visits to a lactation consultant37 (7.1)1.3
Visits to pediatrician12 (2.3)1.2
Visits to obstetrician/midwife11 (2.1)1.1
Visits to breastfeeding support group6 (1.1)1.8
Visits to emergency department5 (1.0)1.0
  • * During first 4 weeks after birth of child.