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Table 2 Infant feeding and health service characteristics among mothers of infants less than 6 months of age, Tigray & SNNPR, (n = 584)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding among rural mothers of infants less than six months of age in Southern Nations, Nationalities, Peoples (SNNP) and Tigray regions, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariablesNumbers (n)Percent (%)
ANC follow up
Frequency of ANC visits
 3 times13726.4
> 4 times26350.7
Breastfeeding counseling during pregnancy
Place of Delivery
 Health facility31854.7
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal delivery57197.8
 Cesarean section132.2
Did anyone help you with breastfeeding?
Timing of support on breastfeeding received
 No support33357.0
 Within 1 h20635.3
 Within 24 h356.0
 After 24 h101.7
Where did you get the support?
 Health facility19076.3
Initiation of breastfeeding
 Within 1 h47982.6
 Above 1 h10117.4
Prelacteal feeding
Frequency of breastfeeding
 < 8 times per day417.1
> 8 times per day53692.9
Colostrum feeding
Is the child still breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding problem
Mother’s knowledge of breastfeeding initiation
 Within 1 h51588.6
 Within 24 h6611.4
Mother’s knowledge about colostrum feeding
 Feeding to the new baby46279.4
 Exclusive breastfeeding practices