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Table 1 Breastfeeding practices following birth in the MAL-ED birth cohort (N = 251)

From: Exclusive breastfeeding practices in an urban settlement of Vellore, southern India: findings from the MAL-ED birth cohort

Breastfeeding following birth n (%)
Breastfed following birth Within one hour of birth 148 (59)
Within 1–24 h of birth 92 (36.6)
Within 1–3 days of birth 11 (4.4)
Feeds following birth Colostrum 225 (89.6)
Prelacteal feeds 32a(12.7)
  1. a28 Infants were given both colostrum and prelacteal feeds