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Table 2 Knowledge of mothers regarding IYCF practice in Slum areas of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia, May 2015 (n = 471)

From: Factors associated with mothers’ knowledge on infant and young child feeding recommendation in slum areas of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia: cross sectional study

Variable Frequency Percentage
A neonate should start breastfeeding within 1 h of birth
 Yes 432 91.7
 No 39 8.3
An infant should exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months
 Yes 397 84.3
 No 74 15.7
An infant should breast feed at least 8 times/day (on demand but not <8 times)
 Yes 142 30.1
 No 329 69.9
An infant should finish one breast milk before switch to other breast
 Yes 379 80.5
 No 92 19.5
An infant should continue breastfeeding until 2 or more years
 Yes 96 20.4
 No 375 79.6
An infant should start complementary foods at 6 months
 Yes 414 87.9
 No 57 12.1
Abreast feed 6–8 months infant should take complementary food 2–3 times/day
 Yes 146 31
 No 325 69
A breast feed 9–12 months infant should take complementary food 4 times/day
 Yes 84 17.8
 No 387 82.2
A 6–23 month child need 4 or more food staffs
 Yes 64 13.6
 No 407 86.4
Non breast feed infant needs extra meal
 Yes 314 66.7
 No 157 33.3
An infant needs iron-rich foods
 Yes 87 18.5
 No 384 81.5
Sick children need extra meal
 Yes 29 6.2
 No 442 93.8
Over all knowledge of IYCF
 Sufficient knowledge 135 28.7
 Insufficient knowledge 336 71.3
Source of information
 Health professionals 283 60.0
 Mass media 134 28.5
 Relatives 54 11.5