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Table 2 Knowledge of study participants towards exclusive breastfeeding, Mizan Aman, Ethiopia, April 2015 (n = 314)

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice towards exclusive breastfeeding among lactating mothers in Mizan Aman town, Southwestern Ethiopia: descriptive cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency Percent
Ever heard about EBF? Yes 294 93.6
No 20 6.4
Source of information about EBF? Health institution 197 62.7
Friends 29 9.3
Mass media 63 20
Othera 25 8
When should breastfeeding after delivery started? Immediately 230 73.2
2–24 hours 75 23.9
After 24 hours 9 2.9
Does frequent sucking help for milk production? Yes 164 52.2
No 87 27.7
No idea 63 20.1
For how long is EBF needed? <6 month 164 52.2
About 6 months 109 34.7
Beyond 6 months 41 13.1
How did you know when there is adequate breast milk? If the baby is satisfied 169 53.8
If the baby slept after feeding 89 28.4
Othersb 56 17.8
Does EBF for 6 month prevent child from diarrhea? Yes 86 27.3
No 193 61.3
Don’t know 35 11.4
Does EBF prevent pregnancy? Yes 100 32
No 53 16.7
Don’t know 161 51.3
  1. aFrom school, family, neighborhoods
  2. bIf the mother eats well, is healthy and takes enough rest it will be enough