Experimental intervention based on the Baby Friendly Health Initiative v control to promote breast feeding

OutcomesInterventionControlp ValueAdjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
*Adjusted for birth weight and number of other children in household.
†Adjusted for family atopic history.
‡Adjusted for birth weight, maternal age, and previous breastfeeding history.
≥1 gastrointestinal tract infection9%13%0.60 (0.40 to 0.91)*
Atopic eczema3%6%0.54 (0.31 to 0.95)†
Any breast feeding at12 months20%11%0.47 (0.32 to 0.69)‡
Exclusive breast feeding at 6 months8%0.6%p=0.01
Predominant breast feeding at 6 months11%2%p=0.003