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Table 3 Analysis of preferred prelacteal feeding during the first three days of birth (na = 881; 64.7%)

From: Prelacteal feeding practices in Pakistan: a mixed-methods study

Types of prelacteals Frequency Percentage
Milk other than breast milk 216 24.5
Honey/ Sugar water 192 21.8
Infant formula 119 13.5
Marketed Ghutti 132 15.0
Plain water 48 5.4
Fruit juice 44 5.0
Rosewater 41 4.6
Green tea 41 4.6
Ghee/ Butter or tea 28 3.2
Gripe water 20 2.3
  1. aOnly 881 dyads are included who gave a prelacteal feed during the first 3 days of birth