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Table 2 Pregnancy and previous breastfeeding experience of mothers

From: A cross-sectional comparison of breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and perceived partners’ support among expectant couples in Mekelle, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (%)
Months of pregnancy during first ANC visit
 1st to 3rd months 57 (44.5)
 4th to 6th month 71 (55.5)
Place ANC received
 Health center 114 (89.1)
 Other 14 (10.9)
ANC service provider for the current pregnancy
 Doctor 8 (6.3)
 Midwife 80 (62.5)
 Nurse 65 (50.8)
 Health officer 20 (15.6)
 Health extension worker 7 (5.5)
Number of ANC visits for the current pregnancy
 2–3 73 (57)
 4 and above 55 (43)
Have you received breastfeeding information at ANC
 Yes 90 (70.3)
 No 38 (29.7)
Do you have previous breastfeeding experience
 Yes 70 (54)
 No 58 (46)
How long did you breastfeed your last child
 < 2 yrs 17 (24.6)
 > = 2 yrs 52 (75.4)
Do you have maternity leave (employed mothers)
 Yes 25 (92.6)
 No 2 (7.4)
How much maternity leave (employed mothers)
 1 Month 1 (3.8)
 3 Months 6 (26.9)
 4 Months 18 (69.3)
How do you intend to breastfeed your baby
 Breastmilk 125 (97.7)
 Breastmilk + infant formula 3 (2.3)
How long should a baby be exclusively breastfed
 6 months 101 (79.9)
 Others 27 (20.1)
Up to what age should a baby breastfeed
 Before 2 yrs 5 (3.9)
 2 yrs. and above 123 (96.1)