International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

The Prevalence of Traditional Malpractice during Pregnancy, Child Birth, and Postnatal Period among Women of Childbearing Age in Meshenti Town, 2016

Table 4

Traditional malpractice during postnatal period in Meshenti town, 2016.

VariablesFrequencyPercent (%)

What was applied on the stump of umbilicus
 Cow dung41.4
Total 293100
What was given to the child immediately after delivery
 Cow milk51.7
Total 293100
Time to start breastfeeding
 Within 1 hour21974.7
 Within 24 hours5117.4
 After 24 hours237.8
Total 293100
Avoiding colostrum
Total 293100

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