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Table 5 Experience of breastfeeding

From: A comparative study of autistic and non-autistic women’s experience of motherhood

 AutisticNon-autisticp value
Attempted to breastfeed their 1st child
N3551320.712
 Yes314 (88%)119 (90%) 
 No41 (12%)13 (10%) 
Attempted to breastfeed their 2nd child
N2681070.536
 Yes219 (82%)91 (85%) 
 No49 (18%)16 (15%) 
Had low milk supply for 1st child
N3101190.155
 Agree115 (37%)42 (35%) 
 Disagree195 (63%)77 (65%) 
Had low milk supply for 2nd child
N218910.155
 Agree67 (31%)20 (22%) 
 Disagree151 (69%)71 (78%) 
Did not have difficulties breastfeeding their 1st child
N3061180.375
 Agree111 (36%)49 (42%) 
 Disagree195 (64%)69 (58%) 
Did not have difficulties breastfeeding their 2nd child
N217890.026
 Agree107 (49%)57 (64%) 
 Disagree110 (51%)32 (36%)