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Table 3 Exclusive breastfeeding by different factors for mothers in Gozamin district, northwest Ethiopia (n = 478)

From: Exclusive breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers in Gozamin district, northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Exclusive breastfeeding
Number Percent
Exclusive breastfeeding
 Yes 355 74.1
 No 123 25.9
Sex of infant
 Male 189 73
 Female 169 77.2
Delivery attendant
 Health professional 377 78.4
 Relative/friend 21 43.8
Birth interval
 First pregnancy 157 81.8
 27–38 months 31 75.6
   39 months 170 69.4
Number of children
 1–3 317 76.6
  ≥ 4 41 64.1