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Table 4 Exclusive breastfeeding practices of study participants, 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
Have you breastfeed your last child? Yes 314 100.0
When did you start breastfeeding after delivering your last child? Immediately 188 59.9
Between 2 and 24 hours 112 35.7
After 24 hour 14 4.5
How frequently did you breastfed your last child? On demand 209 66.6
Regularly 101 32.2
Randomly 4 1.3
Have you given your last baby anything before initiating breastfeeding? No 243 77.4
Yes 71 22.6
What was given to your last baby before breast milk after delivery? Plain water 34 47.9
Cow milk 25 35.2
Butter 12 16.9
What was given to your last child starting from birth to 6 month? Cow and breast milk 116 36.9
Breast milk only 83 26.4
Formula 23 7.3
Othera 92 29.3
  1. aJuice, tea, soup & plain water