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Table 4 Breastfeeding practice 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 (%)
Practice   
Starting breastfeeding:   
- Within one hour of delivery 119 31.0
- Within 6 hours of delivery 69 18.0
- After 6 hours but within 24 hrs of delivery 62 16.1
- After 24 hours of delivery but with 48 hours 134 34.8
Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months 32 8.3
Breastfeeding between 4–6 months 69 17.9
Baby given readymade liquid formula in hospital:   
- Yes 256 66.7
- No 121 31.5
- Missing 7 1.8
Breastfeeding up to 2 y 15 3.9
No difficulty on initiation of breastfeeding 247 64.3
Giving both formula and breast milk 349 90.9
Reasons for stopping breast milk (before 2 years)   
- Breast milk was not sufficient 169 44.0
- Problem related to work place 148 38.5
- Child refusal 52 13.5
- Other reasons 15 3.9
Classes attendance during pregnancy:   
- Attended 33 8.6
- Not attended 351 91.4
Follow-up during pregnancy:   
- Regular 346 90.1
- Not regular 38 9.9