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Maternal Modification and Breastfeeding

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Table 3 Mean Number of Food Allergies in the Non Modified Group

M

> 6 Months SD

Mann-Whitney U

2.67

1.59

8950*

2.30

1.76

22124.5

1.94

1.70

76503.5

1.84

1.71

61616.5

M

< 6 Months SD

1.72

1.52

2.56

1.72

1.82

1.67

1.86

1.85

Length of Breastfeeding

Age (Years)

<1

>1, < 2

  • >

    2, < 5

>5

Note. *p < .005

< 6 months

> 6 months

OR (95% CI)

<1

94 (72%)

141 (82%)

0.56 (0.32-0.96)*

> 1, < 2

174 (85%)

185 (85%)

1.00 (0.59-1.705)

> 2, < 5

233 (74%)

386 (77%)

0.86 (0.62-1.19)

>5

232 (76%)

302 (74%)

1.12 (0.79-1.57)

Table 4 Presence of any Food Allergy in the Non Modified Group

Note. *p < .05

Age (Years)

Length of Breastfeeding

Those Breastfed for 6 months or longer had sensitisation to more foods in the Non modified group (M=2.38, SD=1.80) than those breastfed for less than 6 months (M=1.72, SD=1.52), U= 8950, p= .002. In this group, there were also more subjects with any

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