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Table 3 Early neonatal feeding practice of mothers in the rural northwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Correlates of early neonatal feeding practice in Dabat HDSS site, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Early initiation of breastfeeding (n = 6761)
 Yes (within one hour) 2,969 43.9
 No (after 1 hour) 3,792 56.1
Time of initiation of breastfeeding (n = 6761)
 Within one hour (immediately) 2,969 43.9
 1–24 hours 2,190 32.4
 After 24 hours 1,602 23.7
Prelacteal feeding (n = 6761)
 Yes 3,791 56
 No 2,970 44
Types of prelacteal feeds (n = 3,791)
 Cow milk 57 1.5
 Raw butter 1,861 49.1
 Tea 36 0.9
 Sugar in water 624 16.5
 Pure water 668 17.6
 Othersa 545 14.5
  1. aFenugreek, Ersho and formula milk; Ersho is a traditional baking soda prepared by incubating the flour and double distilled water