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Table 2 Practice of timely initiation of breastfeeding in rural areas of West Ethiopia, April to May, 2014 (n = 593)

From: Predictors of early breastfeeding initiation among mothers of children under 24 months of age in rural part of West Ethiopia

Variables (593) Number (%)
Ever breast-fed  
  Yes 569 (96.0)
  No 24 (4.0)
Initiation of breastfeeding within one hour  
  Yes 473 (83.1)
  No 96 (16.9)
Frequency of breast-feeding per 24 hours  
  <8 times 45 (8)
  ≥8 times 524 (92)
Giving colostrum  
  Yes 541 (91.2)
  No 52 (8.8)
Advice on BF received after delivery  
  Yes 496 (83.6)
  No 97 (16.4)
Prelacteal feeding  
  Yes 40 (6.7)
  No 553 (93.3)
Bottle feeding  
  Yes 197 (33.2)
  No 396 (66.8)