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Table 3 Attitude 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

Variables Frequency Percent
What do you prefer to feed your baby for the first 6 months? Breast milk only 281 89.5
Breast and other food items 33 10.5
Do you think that EBF is better than artificial feeding (n = 281)? Yes 205 73.0
No 67 23.8
Don’t know 9 3.2
Do you believe that the first milk [colostrums] should be discarded? Yes 125 39.8
No 189 60.2
Do you agree that only EBF is enough for child up to 6 months? Agree 186 59.3
Disagree 128 40.7
How did you feel when you give extra food other than breast to your child? Didn’t feel comfort 187 59.6
Comfortable with it 127 40.6
Why you are not comfortable with extra feeding other than breast (n = 187)? Not sufficient to meet child’s demand 82 43.9
It’s not necessary for child 75 40.1
Complain feeling of pain 30 16.0
Do you agree that child less than 6 month who is exclusively breastfed is healthier than child who takes additional food? Yes 182 58.0
No 79 25.1
I don’t know 53 16.9