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Table 2 Colostrum avoidance practice and health care service utilization among mothers having children less than 2 years of age, in Aksum Town, Central Zone of Tigray, 2017

From: Colostrum avoidance and associated factors among mothers having children less than 2 years of age in Aksum town, Tigray, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study 2017

Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Colostrum avoided (477)
 Yes 30 6.3
 No 447 93.7
Reason for avoiding colostrum (30)
 Maternal medical illness 13 43.3
 For the child growth 4 13.3
 My breast has no milk 11 36.7
 Cause abdominal discomfort and diarrhea 2 6.7
Did you give pre-lacteal feeding?
 Yes 48 10.1
 No 429 89.9
Reason to give pre-lacteal (48)
 Breast feed for infant will cause thirsty 13 27.1
  For child growth 3 6.3
  Breast problem 16 33.3
  Inadequate breast milk secretion 2 4.2
  Infant feeding problem 3 6.3
  Maternal medical illness 10 20.8
  Cultural practice 1 2.1
Breast feeding initiation (477)
 Within 1 h 271 56.8
 Greater than 1 h 206 43.2
ANC visit (477)
 Yes 461 96.6
 No 16 3.4
How many (477)
 ≥ 4 341 71.5
 < 4 136 28.5
Breast feeding counseling (477)
 Yes 467 97.9
 No 10 2.1
About what did you counseled (multiple answer was possible)? (467)
 Benefit of breast feeding 408 85.5
 Position of the baby 296 62.1
 Exclusive breast feeding 388 81.3
 Management of breast feed problem 243 50.9
 Expression of breast milk 306 64.2
Place of giving birth (477)
 Health facility 453 95
 At home 24 5
Mode of delivery (477)
 C/s delivery 41 8.6
 Normal 436 91.4
The person assisted you during delivery (477)
 Health profession 453 95
 Traditional birth attendant 24 5
PNC follow (477)
 Yes 412 86.4
 No 65 13.6
Maternal level pf information
 Good 434 91
 Poor 43 9