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Table 3 Mother’s knowledge and attitude on breastfeeding in Jimma Arjo Woreda, 2009

From: Sub-optimal breastfeeding of infants during the first six months and associated factors in rural communities of Jimma Arjo Woreda, Southwest Ethiopia

Knowledge and attitude Frequency Percent
Knowledge   
Have information of EBF to 5-6 months 123 32.8
Know the Importance Colostrum 7 1.93
Attitude   
Believe breastfeeding takes time 1 0.3
Believe formula feeding is cheap 10 2.63
Feel breastfeeding is painful 11 2.87
Believe small breast cannot produce enough milk 12 3.2
Believe colostrum is bad 41 10.93
Believe colostrum causes illness 21 5.6
  1. * Percentages do not add up to 100 as there was more than one response.
  2. * EBF = Exclusive Breastfeeding.