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Table 3 WHO criteria to assess infant and young child feeding practice in Slum areas of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia, June 2016

From: Infant and young child feeding practice among mothers with 0–24 months old children in Slum areas of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (n = 412) Percentage
Ever breastfed (0–23 months)
 Yes 397 96
 No 15 4
Started breastfeeding within 1 h (0–23 months) (n = 397)
 Yes 338 85
 No 59 15
Exclusively breastfed (0–6 months) (n = 134)
 Yes 113 84
 No 21 16
Continued breastfeeding at one year (12–15 months) (n = 65)
 Yes 60 92
 No 5 8
Started solid, semi-solid or soft foods at 6 month (6–23 months) (n = 40)
 Yes 39 97
 No 1 3
Took minimum dietary diversity (6–23 months) (n = 278)
 Yes 20 7
 No 258 93
Took minimum meal frequency (6–23 months) (n = 278)
 Yes 131 47
 No 147 53
Took minimum acceptable diet (6–23 months) (n = 278)
 Yes 20 7
 No 258 93
Consumed iron-rich foods (6–23 months) (n = 278)
 Yes 22 8
 No 256 92
Continued breastfeeding at two years (20–23) (n = 88)
 Yes 83 94
 No 5 6
Got age-appropriate breastfeeding (0-23 months)
 Yes 362 88
 No 50 12
Predominantly breastfed (0–6 months) (n = 134)
 Yes 127 95
 No 7 5
No bottle feeding (0-23 months)
 Yes 316 77
 No 96 23
Non-breastfed children took at least two milk feeding (n = 15)
 Yes 12 80
 No 3 20