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Table 2 Maternal health service utilization and breastfeeding related factors first-time mothers having infants less than 6 months old, in Bahir Dar City, North west Ethiopia, 2016

From: Colostrum avoidance practice among primipara mothers in urban Northwest Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study

Variable Category (n = 398) Frequency Percent (%)
Got ANC follow up Yes 361 90.7
No 37 9.3
Place of ANC (n = 361) Hospital 67 18.6
Health Centre 220 60.9
Private clinic 74 20.5
Number of ANC(n = 361) < 3 times 132 36.6
≥4times 229 63.4
ANC breastfeeding counseling (n = 361) Yes 276 76.5
No 85 23.5
Place of delivery Health institutions 344 86.4
Home 54 13.6
Mode of delivery Normal/vaginal 327 82.2
C/S 71 17.8
Early initiation of breast feeding < 1 h 259 65.1
> 1 h 139 34.9
Breast fed exclusively Yes 228 57.3
No 170 42.7
Colostrum avoidance Yes 35 8.8
No 363 91.2
Reasons to avoid colostrum infant unable to feed 34 8.5
Bad for infant 140 35.2
yellow and creamiest 156 39.2
Due tradition/culture 68 17.1
Pre-lacteal feeding practice Yes 63 15.8
No 335 84.2
Prelacteal foods given(n = 63) Water 20 31.8
Butter 30 47.6
Others a* 13 20.6
   17.1
Who influenced you to give other foods? My Own Decision 90 24.2
My Husband 108 29.0
My Mother 76 20.4
My Mother In Law 58 15.6
Others b* 40 10.8
Faced any breast feeding problem? Yes 264 66.3
No 134 33.7
Husband support in breast feeding(n = 397) Yes 355 89.4
No 42 10.6
Cultural support of breast feeding Yes 52 13.1
No 346 86.9
  1. a* = cow’s milk, sugar solution, Honey b* = Friends, neighbors, members of extended family