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Table 3 Healthcare service utilization-related factors of prelacteal feeding practice among postnatal mothers presenting at neonatal intensive care unit of Debre Tabor General Hospital, Amhara regional state, North Central Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 321)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of prelacteal feeding among neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units, North central Ethiopia, 2019

Factors Frequency %
ANC visit (n = 321)
 Yes 295 91.9
 No 26 8.1
Number of ANC Visits (n = 295)
 < 4 101 34.2
 ≥ 4 194 65.8
Spousal accompany to ANC (n = 246)
 Yes 86 35.0
 No 160 65.0
Place of delivery
 Health institution 235 73.2
 Home 86 26.8
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 276 86.0
 Cesarean section 45 14.0
Personnel who assisted delivery
 Health professional 236 73.5
 Traditional birth attendant 85 26.5
Birth outcome
 Single 263 81.9
 Twin 58 18.1
Initiation time of breast feeding
 Early 188 58.6
 Late 133 41.4
Postnatal care (PNC) utilization
 Yes 269 83.8
 No 52 16.2
Counseled on the principles of optimal breastfeeding
 Yes 296 92.2
 No 25 7.8
If yes, when?(n = 296)a
 During ANC 97 32.8
 During PNC 199 67.2
awhat were you counseled about? (n = 296)
 Exclusive breast feeding up to 6 months 285 88.8
 Colostrum feeding 291 90.7
 Positioning and attachment 145 45.1
 Management of breast complaints 133 41.4
  1. aMultiple responses were given
  2. PNC refers to mothers who received at least the first postnatal care (within 24 h of delivery)