TABLE 2

Associations Between Breastfeeding Initiation and Mothers' Levels of Concern About Their Children's Language and Motor Skill Development: NSCH, 2003

Concern About Expressive LanguageConcern About Receptive LanguageConcern About Fine Motor SkillsConcern About Gross Motor Skills
A LotA LittleA LotA LittleA LotA LittleA LotA Little
OR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
Breastfeeding initiation
    Yes0.780.67–0.911.010.92–1.110.70a0.60–0.810.89a0.78–1.030.67a0.56–0.790.81a0.67–0.970.66a0.55–0.780.96a0.77–1.19
    No (reference)
  • The values presented in the table are odds ratios adjusted for child's gender, child's age, child's race/ethnicity, mother's country of birth (United States, non–United States), highest household education level, household poverty level, family structure, mother's general health, and mother's mental health. The referent for both levels of concern (a lot and a little) about language and motor skill development is “not at all” concerned.

  • a Denotes associations significantly different from 1 at P < .05.