TABLE 2.

Comparison of Mothers Who Continued and Those Who Had Discontinued Lactation by 40 Weeks’ CA*

Lactation at 40 Weeks’ CA*P Value
Continued (n = 30)Discontinued (n = 57)
Maternal descriptors
 Age (mean y ± SD)31 ± 726 ± 7<.01
 Race (n, % white)19 (63)20 (35).02
 Marital status (n, % married)24 (80)22 (39)<.001
 Education (n, % >HS)21 (70)24 (42).02
 Duncan score (mean ± SD)42 ± 1631 ± 13<.01
Current obstetrical history (n, %)
 Inborn29 (97)54 (95)1.0
 Maternal transport11 (37)12 (21).19
 Preeclampsia5 (17)6 (11).50
 Antepartum hemorrhage4 (13)6 (11).73
 Prenatal steroids26 (87)45 (79).55
 Cesarean section16 (53)28 (49).88
  • * Postmenstrual plus postnatal age.

  • Duncan score is a socioeconomic index based on occupation.13