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Table 4 Timing of introduction of complementary beverages and foods by type of feeding

From: Breastfeeding practices, timing of introduction of complementary beverages and foods and weight status in infants and toddlers participants of a WIC clinic in Puerto Rico

Variables Median (25th, 75th percentiles) p valuea
Never breastfed N = 21 Non-exclusive breastfed N = 109 Exclusive breastfed N = 59
Age of introduction of water (months) 2.0 (0, 3.0) 3.0 (2.0, 6.0) 5.0 (2.0, 6.0) 0.001*
Age of introduction of formula (months) 0 (0, 0) 0.1 (0, 2.0) 2.0 (0, 5.0) 0.002*
Age of introduction of solid foods (months) 6.0 (5.5, 8.0) 6.0 (6.0, 7.0) 6.0 (6.0, 9.0) 0.60
Age of introduction of juice (months) 5.0 (4.0, 5.5) 6.0 (4.0, 6.3) 6.0 (5.0, 9.0) 0.006*
Age of introduction of cow’s milk (months) 11.0 (10.5, 12.0) 12.0 (12.0, 12.0) 12.0 (12.0, 12.0) 0.17
  1. p < 0.05
  2. aKruskal-Wallis