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Table 2 Feeding practices and breastfeeding rates

From: Breastfeeding policy and practices at the general paediatric outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria

Parameters No. (n =311) %
Prelacteal feeds 166 53.4
Ever breastfed 300 96.5
Initiation of breastfeeding:   
< one hour 81 26.0
one - < 6 hours 81 26.0
6 - < 24 hours 83 26.7
≥ 24 hours 66 21.2
Exclusive brestfeding for six months 112 36.0
Predominantly breastfeding for six months 36 11.6
Formula feeding 207 66.6
Breastfeeding at the time of survey:   
6 -11 months 126 90.6
12 -17 months 47 58.8
18 -24 months 9 9.8