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Table 2 Interviewed mothers’ knowledge and adherence to World Health Organization breastfeeding guidelines

From: Breastfeeding practices in Masaya, Nicaragua: a facility based cross-sectional study

CharacteristicNewborn
n = 97 (%)
Under 5 years old
n = 139 (%)
Breastfed first hour of life80 (82.4%)118 (84.9%)
Feeding manner
 Bottle fed only0 (0%)7 (5%)
 Bottle fed and breastfed3 (3.2%)52 (37.4%)
 Breastfed only94 (96.8%)80 (57.6%)
Discontinued breastfeeding sooner than had plannedN/A50 (36.1%)
Mother’s knowledge of breastfeeding recommendations (# of correct answers)
 Exclusive60 (61.9%)95 (68.3%)
 Total12 (12.4%)19 (13.6%)
I (mom) was breastfed84 (87.0%)118 (84.9%)
Time I was breastfed (months)23.6 (1–96)19.2 (1–48)
Mother’s adherence to exclusive breastfeeding guidelinesPlannedCompleted
 Less than 6 months18 (18.6%)58 (41.7%)
 6 months52 (53.6%)53 (38.1%)
 More than 6 months27 (27.8%)28 (20.0%)
Time exclusive breastfeeding (months)
 Patient7.18 (0–24)5.51 (0–18)
 Siblings6.90 (0.5–24)6.18 (2–12)
Mother’s adherence to total breastfeeding guidelines
 Less than 24 months71 (73.2%)102 (73.4%)
 24 months15 (15.5%)22 (15.7%)
 More than 24 months7 (7.2%)14 (10%)
Total time breastfeeding (months)
 Patient14.9 (0–100)15.2 (0–54)
 Sibling18.1 (2–60)19.7 (6–36)