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Table 3 Bottle feeding practice among study participants, Holeta Town, Central Ethiopia, 2016

From: Intention, magnitude and factors associated with bottle feeding among mothers of 0–23 months old children in Holeta town, Central Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Characteristics Frequency %
Prevalence of bottle feeding (0-23 months) Yes 82 19.6
No 336 80.4
Foods used for bottle feeding Cow milk 71 86.6
Formula 11 13.4
Cow milk for <1 year infants 24 29.3
Bottle feed under 6-months infants 9 11
Reasons for practicing bottle feeding Convenient/easy 72 87.8
Good to promote growth 16 19.5
Busy for work outside home 48 58.5
Insufficient breast milk 22 26.8