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Table 4 Maternal level of information on pre-lacteal feeding among mothers having children less than 24 months, in Aksum town, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Pre-lacteal feeding practice and associated factors among mothers having children less than two years of age in Aksum town, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2017: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Advantage of Colostrum (n = 477)
 Yes 447 93.7
 No 30 6.3
Level of information (n = 477)
 Poor level 43 9
 Good level 434 91
Believe on purported PLF advantage (n = 477)a
 Yes 165 34.6
 No 312 65.4
Reason for believing on purported advantages (n = 165)b
 For child health and growth 101 61.2
 Breast feed to child cause thirty 53 32.1
 To calm the baby 21 12.7
 To clean infant’s bowel/throat/mouth 7 4.2
 Otherc 1 0.6
Risk of PLF (n = 477)
 Yes 376 78.8
 No 101 21.2
Information on risks of PLF (n = 376)b
 Diarrhea & vomiting 343 72.4
 Poor growth 278 41.5
 Infection 303 36.6
  1. aThe medical community defines pre-lacteal feeding as (potentially) dangerous which had no any recognized benefits [39], bmultiple answer were possible, cculture
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