International Journal of Pediatrics / 2017 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

High Prevalence of Undernutrition among Children in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 3

Feeding practices of children aged 6–59 months, Gondar Town, northwest Ethiopia .

Variables Frequency Percentage

Prelacteal feeding
Yes588.2
No64991.8
Initiation of breast-feeding
Within one hour53275.2
More than one hour17524.8
Children being breast-fed
Yes30142.6
No40657.4
Exclusively breast-fed
No13018.4
Yes57781.6
Reasons not to be exclusively breast-fed (130)
Work related1612.3
Medical problem43.1
Formula feeding has advantage53.8
Maternal perception2519.2
Not having enough milk4232.3
Lack of family support2720.8
Not to breast-feed118.5
Frequency of complementary feeding
Less than 3 times per day273.8
3–5 times per day54176.5
More than five times per day13919.7
Material used for complementary feeding
Bottle415.8
Cup466.5
Spoon21830.8
Fork142.0
Mother hand13719.4
His/her hand43060.8

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