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Statistics

LBS Community Survey Data

Mothers with Children age 5 or younger, N=786

N(%) M
Age of Respondent 30.26     
Number of Children 2.69
US - Born 199 (25.3)
Foreign - Born 546 (69.5)
If born abroad, # of years in the US? 12.5 (6.31)

Which breastfeeding method did you use?

N(%) M
Exclusive Breastfeeding  226 (26.9)
Mixed Breastfeeding/Formula        338 (46.5)
Formula Only 189 (23.6)
Length of breastfeeding 11.88

What language do you speak MOST at home?

N(%) M
Spanish  443 (56.4)
English      93 (11.8)
Both 194 (24.7)

If you breastfed, what helped you decide to do so?

N(%) M
I believe breastfeeding is a healthier choice 447 (60.6)
Family supported the decision 361 (45.9)
Prior positive experience 306 (38.9)
Health providers supported decision 299 (38.0)
Health providers gave information 252 (32.1)
Flexible schedule 233 (29.6)
Could not afford formula 78 (9.9)
Employer supported the decision 65 (8.3)

If you did not breastfeed what were some reasons?

N(%)
Had easy access to formula 91 (11.6)
Thought formula was a healthier choice 67 (8.5)
Prior negative experience 58 (7.4)
Schedule was too complicated 46 (5.9)
Family did not support decision  37 (4.7)
Health providers did not support decision 33 (4.2)
Health providers did not give information 23 (2.9)
Employer did not support decision 10 (1.7)

What would help you decide to use exclusive breastfeeding with your next newborn?

N(%)
I believe breastfeeding is a healthier choice 525 (66.8)
Prior positive experience 401 (51.0)
Family supports decision 374 (47.6)
Health providers support decision 289 (36.8)
Health providers gave information  276 (35.1)
Schedule is flexible enough 237 (30.20
I won't be able to afford formula 121 (15.4)
Employer supports decision 72 (9.2)

Latina Material & Child Health

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Latinas and Breastfeeding

LBS Latinos and Breastfeeding Infographic V2 Jan 24 2017 2
LBS Latinos and Breastfeeding Infographic V2 Jan 24 2017