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Table 1 Pre-lacteal feeding practices among mothers having children less than 24 months of age in Sodo zuria district, southern Ethiopia, 2017 [n = 495]

From: Prelacteal feeding practice and its associated factors among mothers of children age less than 24 months old in Southern Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency Percentages
Pre lacteal food given for the Child Yes 102 20.6
No 393 79.4
Types of pre lacteal food Plain water 38 7.7
Cow milk 18 3.6
Water and “‘natra”’ 14 2.8
Butter 23 4.6
Others 9 1.8
Reasons for pre lacteal feeding Breastfed only is not satisfy the new born 32 6.5
To clean infant’s bowel throat/Mouth 21 4.2
Maternal medical illness 8 1.6
cultural practice 25 5.1
To calm/soothe the baby 11 2.2
Others 5 1.0