Table 3

Mother’s knowledge and attitude on breastfeeding in Jimma Arjo Woreda, 2009
Knowledge and attitude Frequency Percent
Knowledge
Have information of EBF to 5-6 months 123 32.8
Know the Importance Colostrum 7 1.93
Attitude
Believe breastfeeding takes time 1 0.3
Believe formula feeding is cheap 10 2.63
Feel breastfeeding is painful 11 2.87
Believe small breast cannot produce enough milk 12 3.2
Believe colostrum is bad 41 10.93
Believe colostrum causes illness 21 5.6

* Percentages do not add up to 100 as there was more than one response.

* EBF = Exclusive Breastfeeding.

Tamiru et al.

Tamiru et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:363   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-363

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