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Table 2 Health care service utilization of mothers who gave birth in the last six months in Gozamen district, East Gojjam zone, North West Ethiopia, 2020 (n = 741)

From: Delayed breast feeding initiation increases the odds of colostrum avoidance among mothers in Northwest Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Category Frequency(n) Percent (%)
ANC visit (n = 741) Yes 660 89.1
No 81 10.9
Number of ANC visit (n = 660) < 4 444 67.3
≥ 4 216 32.7
BF counseling at ANC (n = 660) Yes 313 47.4
No 347 52.6
Counseling services Benefits of breastfeeding 52 16.6
Position during BF 22 7.0
EBF 121 38.7
  Management of BF problems 13 4.1
  Expression of breast milk 18 5.8
Colostrum benefits and should not discard 61 19.5
Others* 26 8.3
Place of delivery (n = 741) Health facility 666 89.9
Home 75 10.1
Mode of delivery (n = 741) Caesarian delivery 67 9
Spontaneous vaginal delivery 659 88.9
Instrumental delivery 15 2.1
Person assisted the labour (n = 741) Health professional 657 88.7
Traditional birth attendant 15 2.0
Family (mother, husband) 56 7.6
Others** 13 1.7
PNC visit (n = 741) Yes 567 76.5
No 174 23.5
BF counseling at PNC (n = 567) Yes 263 46.4
No 304 53.6
Participation in pregnant woman forum Yes 419 56.5
No 322 43.5
  1. Key: Others* = start Bf within one hr., avoid PLF, and feed their child 8–12 time per day
  2. Others** = mother, sister in law, and neighbor