Table 5:

Advice/information received by parent/guardian and timing/source of advice

Topic; sourceNo. (%) of respondents*
How much to feed baby1439 (93.9)
 At a class before birth329 (22.9)
 In hospital after birth958 (66.6)
 Midwife158 (11.0)
 Baby’s usual doctor311 (21.6)
 Previous pregnancy473 (32.9)
 No advice76 (5.3)
How often to feed baby1434 (93.5)
 At a class before birth319 (22.2)
 In hospital after birth993 (69.2)
 Midwife161 (11.2)
 Baby’s usual doctor303 (21.1)
 Previous pregnancy473 (33.0)
 No advice47 (3.3)
How many wet (urine) diapers to expect per day1421 (92.7)
 At a class before birth320 (22.5)
 In hospital after birth944 (66.4)
 Midwife161 (11.3)
 Baby’s usual doctor274 (19.3)
 Previous pregnancy426 (30.0)
 No advice82 (5.8)
How many dirty (stool) diapers to expect per day1424 (92.9)
 At a class before birth312 (21.9)
 In hospital after birth943 (66.2)
 Midwife166 (11.6)
 Baby’s usual doctor279 (19.6)
 Previous pregnancy428 (30.0)
 No advice82 (5.8)
Jaundice (yellow skin colouration)1422 (92.8)
 At a class before birth220 (15.5)
 In hospital after birth947 (66.6)
 Midwife141 (9.9)
 Baby’s usual doctor287 (20.2)
 Previous pregnancy364 (25.6)
 No advice108 (7.6)
Crying and how to comfort baby1400 (91.3)
 At a class before birth299 (21.4)
 In hospital after birth613 (43.8)
 Midwife115 (8.2)
 Baby’s usual doctor149 (10.6)
 Previous pregnancy485 (34.6)
 No advice243 (17.4)
When to see doctor for well-baby check1391 (90.7)
 At a class before birth196 (14.1)
 In hospital after birth868 (62.4)
 Midwife121 (8.7)
 Baby’s usual doctor314 (22.6)
 Previous pregnancy369 (26.5)
 No advice81 (5.8)
  • * Respondents could choose as many sources as applicable within each category.