Table 2

Patterns of breastfeeding experiences in Jimma Arjo Woreda, 2009
Variables Frequency Percent
Ever breastfed (n = 382)
Yes 375 98.17
No 7 1.83
Initiation of breastfeeding (n = 375)
Within one hour 235 62.6
After one hour 140 37.4
Giving colostrum (n = 375)
Yes 272 72.5
No 103 27.5
Pre-lacteal feeding (n = 30)
Butter 13 43.3
Rue (“Tena-addam”) 16 53.3
Cow’s milk 1 3.4
Currently breastfeeding (n = 382)
Yes 367 96.07
No 15 3.93
Frequency of breastfeeding (n = 367)
≥8 210 57.22
< 8 157 42.78
Breastfeeding at night (n = 367)
Yes 348 94.82
No 19 5.18
Currently Exclusive Breastfeeding (n = 382)
Yes 183 47.91
No 199 52.09
Exclusive Breastfeeding by month (n = 382)
0-1 145 37.9
2-3 118 30.9
4-5 81 21.3
6 36 9.9
Method of giving fluids/foods (n = 200)
Bottle 48 24.13
Spoon 79 39.69
Others 72 36.18
Child positioning (n = 367)
Good positioning 124 33.79
Poor positioning 243 66.21
Child attachment (n = 367)
Not at all attached 15 4.08
Poorly attached 220 59.95
Well attached 132 35.97
Breastfeeding(n = 382)
Optimal 94 24.6
Sub-optimal 288 75.4

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