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Table 3 Knowledge and awareness of mothers of infants aged less six months on infant feeding practices (N = 576) in Samara-Logia town, North East Ethiopia, 2017

From: Breastfeeding performance in Afar regional state, northeastern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Heard About infant feeding recommendations
 Yes 561 97.4
 No 15 2.6
Breastfeeding benefits for the health of infants
 Yes 515 89.4
 No 61 10.6
Breastfeeding benefits for the health of the mother
 Yes 333 57.8
 No 243 42.2
Newborn should start breastfeeding within 1 h after birth
 Yes 356 61.8
 No 220 38.2
Colostrum should be given to the newborn
 Yes 377 65.5
 No 199 34.5
Providing feeds other than breast milk at birth is good to the newborn
 Yes 261 45.3
 No 315 54.7
Mothers breast milk is enough without addition of water and/or other fluids in the first six months
 Yes 335 58.2
 No 241 41.8
The infant should start complementary food at six completed months
 Yes 346 60.1
 No 230 39.9