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
 Yes17386.1
 No2813.9
Have witnessed other mothers breastfed Exclusively
 Yes13466.7
 No6733.3
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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