Table 4

Type and timing of first feed

Number of newborns (N = 240)

Percentage


Newborn's first feed


Breast milk/Colostrum

190

79.2

Ghee or Oil

19

7.9

Breast milk from other woman

13

5.4

Honey

5

2.1

Cow's or buffalo's milk

4

1.7

Glucose water

4

1.7

Plain water

3

1.3

Formula feed

2

0.8


Time to breast-feed


Immediately after birth

3

1.3

≤ 15 minutes

29

12.1

≤ 30 minutes

67

27.9

≤ 60 minutes

139

57.9

≤ 24 hours

205

85.4

≤ 48 hours

230

95.8

> 48 hours

240

100


Sreeramareddy et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2006 6:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-6-27

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