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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

, 16:314

Pregnancy and childbirth in low and middle income countries

Abstract

BackgroundTimely initiation of breastfeeding within one hour after birth and exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of infant life along with continuation of breastfeeding up to two years. Timely initiation of breastfeeding has the potential to prevent 22 % of neonatal deaths. The objective of this study was to assess timely initiation of breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers who have infants less than six months of age in Motta town, East Gojjam, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia.

MethodCommunity based quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted from April 7, 2015 to May 7, 2015. Simple random sampling technique was applied after taking all registered mothers who have infants less than 6 months old from local health extension workers of each kebele. A total of 423 mothers with infant less than six month old were included in this study. The data was collected from all four Kebeles using interviewer administered questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to present the data. Both bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to identify factors associated with timely initiation breastfeeding.

ResultPrevalence of timely initiation of breastfeeding was78.8 % 95 % CL: 74.88 %, 82.72 %. Mothers who gave birth to their infant in a health institution AOR = 3.4861.253, 9.700, birthed vaginally AOR = 5.7223.134, 11.246 and didn’t give prelacteal food AOR = 4.6272.095, 10.220 were more likely to initiate breastfeeding early than their counterparts.

ConclusionPrevalence of timely initiation of breastfeeding in the study area was 78.8 %. Place of delivery, mode of delivery and prelactal feeding were the independent predictors of timely initiation of breastfeeding. Recommendations to increase timely initiation of breastfeeding were: encouraging mothers to deliver their child in a health institution, minimizing caesarean delivery as much as possible and educating mothers and community as a whole to avoid traditional prelactal feeding practice.

KeywordsTimely initiation of breastfeeding Prevalence Associated factors Motta Ethiopia AbbreviationsAAUAddis Ababa University

ANCAntenatal care

AORAdjusted odds ratio

CLConfidence level

EDHSEthiopian Demographic Health Survey

MDGMillenium Development Goals

PNCPostnatal care

SDStandard deviation

USDUnited States Dollar

WHOWorld Health Organization

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Author: Tilahun Tewabe

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