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Table 3 Breastfeeding initiation practice among women in Debre Berhan town, 2015 (n = 548)

From: RETRACTED ARTICLE: Determinants of suboptimal breastfeeding practice in Debre Berhan town, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Category Number Percent
Ever breastfed Yes 538 98.2
No 10 1.8
Initiation (n = 538) Immediately 444 82.5
Lately (after 1 h) 94 17.5
Fed colostrum Yes 497 92.4
No 41 7.6
Prelacteal feeding Yes 133 24.3
No 415 75.7
Types of prelacteal feeding (n = 133) Plain water 77 57.6
Infant formula 31 23.3
Water sugar solution 25 19.1
Reason for prelacteal feeding (n = 133) Lack of information 38 28.6
Milk insufficiency 33 24.8
Maternal/infant illness 32 24
Othera 30 22.6
  1. a C/S, culture, unwillingness