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Table 4 Prelacteal feeding practice among postnatal mothers presenting to neonatal intensive care unit of Debre Tabor General Hospital, Amhara regional state, North Central Ethiopia, 2019

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

Factors Frequency %
Practiced Prelacteal feeding for the current neonate (n = 321)
 Yes 65 20.2
 No 256 79.8
Type of the prelacteal food (n = 65)
 Plain water 21 32.3
 Formula milk 19 29.3
 Sugar water 11 16.9
 Butter 8 12.3
 Cow milk 6 9.2
Method of feeding (n = 65)
 Spoon 33 50.8
 Finger 17 26.1
 Stick 15 23.1
Who did influence you to give pre-lacteal feeds?(n = 65)
 Maternal own decision 27 41.5
 Grandparents 22 33.9
 Traditional birth attendants 10 15.4
 Friends 6 9.2
History of prelacteal feeding (n = 321)
 Yes 37 11.5
 No 284 88.5