Table 3

Predictors of breastfeeding cessation in the first 24 weeks1

Crude HR (95% CI)

Adjusted HR2 (95% CI)

n/N (%) breastfeeding at 24 weeks


Analgesia

Non-pharmacological

1 (referent group)

1 (referent group)

210/292 (72)

Gas

1.21 (0.84, 1.74)

1.20 (0.83, 1.74)

112/166 (67)

Pethidine

1.95 (1.45, 2.63)

1.67 (1.23, 2.25)

139/261 (53)

Epidural

2.07 (1.57, 2.72)

2.02 (1.53, 2.67)

206/396 (52)

Maternal age

30+

1 (referent group)

1 (referent group)

446/605 (74)

25–29

2.43 (1.95, 3.03)

2.21 (1.76, 2.78)

183/384 (48)

20–24

3.51 (2.65, 4.65)

2.67 (1.99, 3.58)

45/125 (36)

16–19

4.52 (2.60, 7.84)

3.19 (1.82, 5.61)

4/19 (21)

Maternal education

Degree

1 (referent group)

1 (referent group)

321/424 (76)

Trade/certificate/diploma

1.78 (1.32, 2.39)

1.67 (1.24, 2.26)

132/225 (59)

Year 12

2.39 (1.84, 3.11)

2.01 (1.53, 2.64)

141/275 (51)

Up to year 11

2.97 (2.25, 3.91)

2.45 (1.84, 3.27)

81/205 (40)


1excluding women who had a general anaesthetic

2analgesia, maternal age and education in the model

Torvaldsen et al. International Breastfeeding Journal 2006 1:24   doi:10.1186/1746-4358-1-24

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