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Table 2 Reported breastfeeding practices

From: Infant feeding practices and determinants of poor breastfeeding behavior in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: a descriptive study

  Number Percent
Early initiation of breastfeeding**   
Yes 20 30.3
No 46 70.8
Supplementation prior to breastfeeding initiation   
Yes 20 31.3
No 44 68.8
Supplements given prior to breastfeeding initiation   
Sugar water 16 80.0
Water 2 9.5
formula 2 9.5
Exclusive breastfeeding   
Yes 26 39.4
No 40 62.1
Supplements   
Liquid (water, sugar water, tea)* 18 45.0
Formula 12 30.0
Porridge 10 25.0
  1. **Initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth.
  2. *Liquid supplementation only; either with other liquid or alone.