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Evid Based Nurs 5:75 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.3.75
  • Treatment

Telephone based peer support increased duration of breast feeding in primiparous mothers

Peer support v conventional care only for breastfeeding primiparous mothers*

Outcomes Peer support Conventional care RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
†Based on adjusted analysis.
Breast feeding at 4 weeks† 92% 84% 11% (1 to 16) 12 (8 to 191)
Breast feeding at 8 weeks† 85% 75% 17% (3 to 25) 8 (6 to 40)
Breast feeding at 12 weeks† 81% 67% 25% (9 to 35) 6 (5 to 17)
Exclusive breast feeding at 12 weeks 57% 40% 41% (9 to 84) 7 (4 to 24)

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