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Table 2 Knowledge of respondents about exclusive breastfeeding Aysaita woreda, Afar region, 2015

From: Level of exclusive breastfeeding practice in remote and pastoralist community, Aysaita woreda, Afar, Ethiopia

Variables Categories n %
Right time to give breast milk after the child is delivered Immediately 393 63.6
Within an hour 159 25.7
Between 1 h and 3 h 64 10.4
From 3 to 7 h 1 .2
From 1 day to a week 1 .2
Right thing to do with the colostrum Discard 76 12.3
Feed immediately 535 86.6
Other (specify) 5 .8
I don’t know 2 .3
Right time to start complementary foods 3 months or less 4 .6
4 months 25 4
5 months 39 6.3
6 months 541 87.5
7 months or above 3 .5
I don’t know 4 .6
Liquids or foods recommended to child under 6 months Plain Water 77 12.5
Infant formula 105 17
Tinned milk or other kind of animal milk 62 10
Fruit juice/ Yoghurt 5 .8
Only breast milk 19 3.1
All 349 56.5
I Don’t know 1 .2