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Table 2 Breastfeeding knowledge by female school teachers in Abha Female Educational District

From: Breastfeeding knowledge, attitude and practice among school teachers in Abha female educational district, southwestern Saudi Arabia

Variable Number Percent (%)
Knowledge   
Knowing the frequency of feeding on the first month:   
- 8 times/day 74 19.3
- > 8 times/day 76 19.8
- Breastfeed on demand 207 53.9
- Not sure 27 7.0
Knowing the advantage of colostrum:   
- Good 343 89.3
- Not good 1 0.3
- May expose child to risk 4 1
- I don’t know 36 9.4
Knowing the age when to introduce complementary food:   
- 3 months 2 0.5
- 4 months 22 5.7
- 5 months 7 1.8
- 6 months 111 28.9
- 7 months 13 3.4
- 12 months 64 16.7
- 24 months 112 29.2
Knowing the age up to which the child should receive only breast milk:   
- 2 months 8 2.1
- 4 months 18 4.7
- 5 months 3 0.8
- 6 months 108 28.1
- 12 months 66 17.2
- 24 months 130 33.9