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Table 2 Complementary feeding (CF) practice and breast feeding related Characteristics of mothers having children age 6–24 months in Debre Tabor General Hospital, South Gondar Zone, 2016

From: Appropriate complementary feeding practice and associated factors among mothers having children aged 6–24 months in Debre Tabor Hospital, North West Ethiopia, 2016

Complementary feeding practice Frequency (n = 409) Percent (%)
Appropriate complementary feeding practice
 Yes 152 37.2
 No 257 62.8
Food groups used for feeding per 24 h
 Grains and legumes only 231 56.5
 Grains, legumes, dairy products and vegetables 64 15.6
 Grains legumes, fruit, and milk 48 11.7
 Grains, legumes dairy products, egg, and vegetables 40 9.8
 Mothers did not remember 26 6.4
Breast feeding
 Feed IYC breast milk with CF 376 91.9
 Mothers not breast feeding 33 8.1
 Mothers intend to BF for 3 years and above 199 48.66
 Mothers intend to BF for 2 years 177 43.3
 Mother feed BM for 1 year and below 33 8.1
Frequency of feeding per 24 h
 8–12 times 51 12.5
 5–7 times 238 58.2
 3–4 times 40 9.8
 < 2 times 80 19.6
Month of initiation of complementary feeding
 Others 30 7.3
 At 6 months 276 67.5
 7–8 months 70 17.1
 9–12 months 33 8.1
  1. Others = before 6 months and after 12 months
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