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Evid Based Nurs 2:75 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.3.75
  • Treatment

Review: support interventions reduce cessation of breast feeding before 2 months

Support v usual care for reducing breast feeding (BF) cessation*

Weighted event rates
Outcomes Support Usual care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. †Based on a random effects model.
Cessation of:
  Any BF before 2 mo 30.7% 41.2% 26% (14 to 35) 10 (7 to 18)
  Exclusive BF before 2 mo 51.7% 62.1% 17% (4 to 28) 10 (6 to 44)
Cessation at last assess-ment up to 6 months:
  Face to face contact† 55.1% 66.5% 15% (3 to 26) 9 (5 to 53)
  Telephone support 57.9% 59.8% 2% (-9 to 12) Not significant

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