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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
 Yes52790.4
Frequency of ANC visits
 Once387.3
 Twice8115.6
 3 times13726.4
> 4 times26350.7
Breastfeeding counseling during pregnancy
 Yes34058.4
Place of Delivery
 Home26345.3
 Health facility31854.7
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal delivery57197.8
 Cesarean section132.2
Did anyone help you with breastfeeding?
 Yes25143.1
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?
 Home5923.7
 Health facility19076.3
Initiation of breastfeeding
 Within 1 h47982.6
 Above 1 h10117.4
Prelacteal feeding
 Yes91.5
Frequency of breastfeeding
 < 8 times per day417.1
> 8 times per day53692.9
Colostrum feeding
 Yes51588.3
Is the child still breastfeeding?
 Yes58099.5
Breastfeeding problem
 Yes203.4
Mother’s knowledge of breastfeeding initiation
 Within 1 h51588.6
 Within 24 h6611.4
Mother’s knowledge about colostrum feeding
 Discarding12020.6
 Feeding to the new baby46279.4
 Exclusive breastfeeding practices  
 Yes51388.0