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Table 2 Use of probiotics by mothers and infants and reason for usage

From: Maternal perspectives on the use of probiotics in infants: a cross-sectional survey

  Maternal (%) Infant (%)
Use of probiotics (N = 413) 89.3 50.8
Reason for usage (N = 413)a:   
I read/heard about probiotics on TV/internet/newspaper/magazine 43.3 13.6
Recommendation from friend/relative 25.2 10.7
Recommendation from physician/pharmacist 16.2 12.6
Recommendation from naturopath 12.6 5.3
Recommendation from midwife 4.1 1.9
Recommendation from lactation consultant 2.2 0.5
Probiotics have helped me in the past 20.8 4.6
Other 17.2 16.9
  1. aParticipants were able to select more than one choice or skip the question, therefore the percentages do not add up to 100%.