Journal of Pregnancy / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Exclusive Breastfeeding Knowledge, Intention to Practice and Predictors among Primiparous Women in Enugu South-East, Nigeria

Table 2

Knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding (n = 201).

Variables FrequencyPercentage

Awareness of EBF
Have witnessed other mothers breastfed Exclusively
Definition of EBF
Correct definition of EBF12863.7
Incorrect definition of EBF7336.3
Time of initiation of EBF
Within 1 hour after birth12863.7
After 24 hours of birth6331.3
I don’t know105.0
Perceived benefits of EBF
Protection against infection and childhood malnutrition13466.7
Contains right amount of nutrients and water9848.8
Protection of baby against diarrhoea8843.8
Strengthens mother-child bonding7235.8
Economical and readily available5929.4
Aids in child spacing3316.4
Protects the mother against cancers2612.9
Others (intelligent & healthy baby) 3216.4
Overall knowledge
Good (knowledge score > 50)6733.3
Poor (knowledge score ≤ 50)13466.7

Variables used to assess EBF knowledge.

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