TABLE 2.

Baseline, Prenatal, and Postpartum Maternal Characteristics by Practice of Breastfeeding During Pregnancy (n = 133)

Breastfeeding Practice
BFP (n = 68)NBFP (n = 65)
Baseline
 Age (y)25.9 ± 5.525.9 ± 4.7
 Born on the coast**37 (54.4)16 (24.6)
 Lived in Lima (y)*16.6 ± 8.813.9 ± 8.3
 Completed primary school60 (88.2)54 (83.1)
 Number of live births2.1 ± 1.32.1 ± 1.1
 Age of last child (y)**1.9 ± 0.62.7 ± 0.7
Prenatal§
 Attended prenatal care at least once51 (75.0)52 (80.0)
 Mid-arm circumference (mm)26.9 ± 3.126.5 ± 2.9
 Calf circumference (mm)33.6 ± 2.333.5 ± 2.6
Postpartum (1 mo)§
 Height (cm)149.1 ± 5.2150.0 ± 7.1
 Mid-arm circumference (mm)27.3 ± 3.126.9 ± 2.6
 Calf circumference (mm)33.0 ± 2.532.6 ± 2.8
 BMI26.2 ± 3.825.9 ± 3.6
  • * P < .10;

  • ** P < .001.

  • Data in this format indicate mean ± standard deviation.

  • Data in this format indicate n [%].

  • § Sample for anthropometric measurements was at least n = 64 BFP and 64 NBFP.