Table 3: Attitude of study participant mothers towards exclusive breast feeding (EBF) in Dabat Health Center, Northwest Ethiopia. .

VariablesFrequencyPercent

Giving BM for a newborn immediately within an hour is important
 Strongly agree4812.5
 Agree6316.4
 Disagree18247.1
 Strongly disagree9224

Discarding the first milk or colostrum is important
 Strongly agree5514.3
 Agree9023.4
 Disagree13033.9
 Strongly disagree10928.4

Only BM may not be sufficient for 3 months’ child
 Strongly agree5614.6
 Agree8722.6
 Disagree15039.1
 Strongly disagree9123.7

Starting complementary foods before 6 months is important
 Strongly agree4612
 Agree6115.9
 Disagree16944
 Strongly disagree10828.1

Attitudinal score
 Positive29276
 Negative9224