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Table 2 Breastfeeding practices

From: Constraints to exclusive breastfeeding practice among breastfeeding mothers in Southwest Nigeria: implications for scaling up

Variable N %
When did you start to feed your baby?   
   Immediately after birth 90 45
   Within the first 2 h after birth 58 29
   After more than 2 h of birth 35 18
   On the second day after birth 11 6
   Cannot remember 6 3
Received information about breastfeeding   
   Yes 187 92
Perceived adequacy of information   
   Yes 163 82
How often do you breastfeed your baby daily?   
   < 6 to 8 times 19 10
   6 to 8 times 19 10
   > 8 times 129 65
   As often as the baby wants 33 17
Length of time for each breastfeeding   
   Less than half an hour 72 36
   Half an hour 24 12
   More than half an hour 33 17
   I don't count 71 36
   Breastfeeding when asleep 174 87
Exclusive breastfeeding 26 19
Give baby supplement other than milk   
   Rarely 8 8
   Sometimes 53 51
   Often 35 34
   Most of the time 8 8
Period intended to breastfeed baby (months)   
   ≥ 6 27 12
   7 to 12 146 73
   13 to 18 14 7
   19 to 24 13 7