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Table 2 Breastfeeding pattern in Arba Minch Zuria, 2012 (n = 383)

From: Women’s perception and risk factors for delayed initiation of breastfeeding in Arba Minch Zuria, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Ever breastfed   
  Yes 376 98.2
  No 7 1.8
Breastfeeding initiation   
  Within one hour 219 57.2
  After one hour 164 42.8
Discarded colostrum   
  Yes 42 11
  No 341 89
Breastfeeding at night   
  Yes 372 97.1
  No 11 2.9
Breastfeeding frequency   
  0 7 1.8
  1–8 207 54.1
  ≥ 8 169 44.1
Duration of EBF in month   
  < 1 32 8.4
  2–3 28 7.3
  4-5 60 15.7
  6 213 55.6
  7 and above 50 13.1
Prelactael feeding   
  Yes 34 8.9
  No 349 91.1
Type of pre-lacteal food (n = 34)   
  Cow’s milk 8 23.5
  Water 14 41.2
  Other 12 35.3
Giving additional food   
  < 6 month 120 31.3
  ≥ 6 month 263 68.7
Feeding utensil   
  Bottle 8 2.1
  Cup 136 35.5
  Spoon 63 16.4
  No instrument 176 46