Table 4.

Breastfeeding at the Ages of 3 and 6 Months According to Use of Teas and Water, Cow Milk or Formula, and Bottles at the Age of 1 Month

Variables at 1
Month of Age
No. of
Children
Children Breastfed, by
Age, %
3 mo6 mo
Use of teas or water
 No15878.551.3
 Yes28970.937.7
(P = .08)(P = .006)
Use of feeding bottle
 No8793.164.0
 Yes36065.937.3
(P < .001)(P< .001)
Use of cow milk or formula
 No35084.652.2
 Yes9734.08.3
(P < .001)(P< .001)
No. of children447*437*
  • * Excluding infants who were not breastfed at the age of 1 month and those whose mothers reported breastfeeding difficulties.