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Table 2 Breast feeding-related practices among mothers in rural Kenyaa

From: Maternal knowledge, outcome expectancies and normative beliefs as determinants of cessation of exclusive breastfeeding: a cross-sectional study in rural Kenya

  Percentage
Ever breast fed 99.8
Timely breast feeding initiationb 87.5
Within first 3 days of lifeb:
Colostrum 96.7
Medication 14.3
Gripe water 8.8
Plain water 3.8
Sugar or salt water 2.8
Formula 2.3
Breast feeding at time of study:
All children 89.2
Less than 6 months old 98.8
6 to 12 months old 92.9
Greater than 12 months old 65.2
Exclusive breastfeeding at time of study:
Less than 6 months old 68.0
4 to < 6 months old 55.3
6 to 12 months old 7.8
Greater than 12 months old 0.0
  1. a N = 400 unless indicated otherwise
  2. b N = 399