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Table 4 Initiation of breastfeeding and prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in normal and low birth weight infants

From: Breastfeeding and infant growth outcomes in the context of intensive peer counselling support in two communities in Bangladesh

  Normal birth weight Low birth weight
n = 641 n = 38
(%) (%)
Initiation of breastfeeding   
 Within 1 h of birth 93.9 94.7
 Within 3 days or more 6.1 5.3
Feeding Status at 6 months   
 EBFa 93.8 92.1
 Predominant breastfeeding 0.2 2.6
 Partial breastfeeding 5.9 5.3
 No breastfeeding 0.2 0.0
Feeding Status, birth to 6 months   
 EBFb 91.3 92.1
 Predominant breastfeeding 0.3 2.6
 Partial breastfeeding 8.3 5.3
 No breastfeeding 0.2 0
  1. a Using 24-h recall at infants’ completion of 6 months visit
  2. b Using 24-h recall within 3 days and at every monthly visit from 1 to 6 months