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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Mother And late Preterm Lactation Study (MAPLeS): a randomised controlled trial testing the use of a breastfeeding meditation by mothers of late preterm infants on maternal psychological state, breast milk composition and volume, and infant behaviour and growth

ScreeningInclusion CriteriaExclusion Criteria
Primary ScreeningInfant born late preterm (34–37 weeks) & medically stableInfant born < 34 weeks or > 37 weeks and/or requires hospitalisation for more than 2 weeks
Singleton pregnancyMultiple pregnancy
At RecruitmentIntending to breastfeed for at least 6 weeksIntending to breastfeed for less than 6 weeks
Mother and infant free of serious illness that may impact breastfeedingMother and/or infant have serious illness that interferes with breastfeeding
Speaks and understands EnglishDoes not understand or speak English
Non-smokerMother currently smoking or intending to smoke while breastfeeding
Based in LondonNot based in London
Mothers with no prior breast surgeryMothers with prior breast surgery that affects breastfeeding
Secondary Screening
At Phone Follow Up
Interested in participating furtherNot interested or unable to participate further
Still intending to breastfeed for at least 6 weeksIntending to breastfeed for less than 6 weeks
Breastfeeding at 2 weeksOnly providing formula