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Table 4 Breastfeeding postures, positioning, hold practice and latching techniques

From: Knowledge, attitude and techniques of breastfeeding among Nigerian mothers from a semi-urban community

Variable n %
Breastfeeding posture practice
 Advisable 273 71.3
 Not advisable 110 28.7
Breastfeeding position practice
 Side-lying 47 12.3
 Sitting on a mat 35 9.1
 Sitting on the side of bed 62 16.2
 Sitting on a chair 239 62.4
Reason for Breastfeeding position practice
 Comfort of the mother/baby 233 60.8
 Convenience 113 29.5
 Religion 8 2.1
 No obvious reason 29 7.6
Breastfeeding hold practice
 Cradle hold 7 1.8
 Football hold 51 13.3
 Side-lying 17 4.5
 Cross-cradle hold 308 80.4
Latch-on to breast practice
 Mothers who specified breast-to-baby 69 18.0
 Mothers who specified baby-to- breast 158 41.3
 Mothers who specified breast-to-baby and baby-to- breast 113 29.5
 Mothers who gave no specific answer 43 11.2
Essential ergonomic posture while sitting to breastfeeding
 Slight neck flexion 33 8.6
 Slight back upper back flexion 11 2.9
 Foot rest 26 6.8
 Arm support (pillow) 23 6.0
 All of the above 290 75.7