TABLE 4

Percentage of Mothers Who Reported Each Reason for Giving Their Infant DBS and Teas by Infant Age (Among Mothers Who Gave These Preparations)

ReasonMonths 2–3Months 4–6Months 7–9Months 10–12
n90995860
Fussiness56.754.656.930.0
Digestion aid51.128.313.813.3
Colic41.119.23.51.7
Relaxation aid26.725.329.326.7
Teething4.428.337.935.0
Cold or respiratory symptoms5.69.110.331.7
Gas6.77.10.00.0
Immune system stimulant2.26.16.916.7
Diaper rash4.41.00.01.7
Illness other than respiratory symptoms0.01.05.26.7
Reflux1.11.00.00.0
As a beverage0.00.00.03.3
Other0.04.00.01.7
  • Data were obtained from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II. Reason for giving DBS and teas was not asked in Month 1.