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Early initiation of breastfeeding among mothers of children under the age of 24 months in Southern Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in International Breastfeeding Journal, January 2017
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Title
Early initiation of breastfeeding among mothers of children under the age of 24 months in Southern Ethiopia
Published in
International Breastfeeding Journal, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13006-016-0096-3
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Authors

Misrak Getnet Beyene, Nigatu Regassa Geda, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Zuriash Mengistu Assen

Abstract

The early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF), or timely initiation of breastfeeding, is the proportion of children put to the breast within one hour of birth. It is an important strategy for reducing perinatal and infant morbidity and mortality, but it remains under practiced in Ethiopia. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and the predicting factors associated with EIBF. A community based cross-sectional study was conducted in 634 mothers in Dale Woreda, South Ethiopia. Multistage cluster sampling was used to select participating mothers. EIBF was outcome variable whereas sociodemographic characteristics and knowledge and practice of maternal health service were explanatory variables. A face-to-face interview using a pretested semi-structured questionnaire was done from September 2012 to March 2013. To investigate predicting factors, bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis was done. A total of 634 mothers of children under 24 months were interviewed. During the time of data collection, 94.3% of the mothers had breastfed. The prevalence of EIBF was 83.7%. Ownership of the house was a significant predicting factor for EIBF. Mothers who lived in rented houses were significantly less likely (60%) to initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth compared to mothers who owned their own house: Adjusted odds ratio 0.40 (95% Confidence Interval 0.16, 0.97). More than three-fourths of mothers initiated breastfeeding within an hour. Findings from our study suggest that improving the mother's socioeconomic status as reflected by house ownership, being a significant predictor of EIBF, would have a central role in improving EIBF.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 78 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 22%
Researcher 10 13%
Lecturer 6 8%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 5%
Other 15 19%
Unknown 21 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 22 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 24%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 22 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 January 2017.
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#6,357,303
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#173
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#9
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