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Table 4 Caregivers’ statements on child feeding practices (n = 1665)

From: Infant and young child nutritional status and their caregivers’ feeding knowledge and hygiene practices in internally displaced person camps, Somalia

 Baidoa (n = 946)Dharkenley (n = 573)Dayniile (n = 136)
Caregivers agreed to the following statements:n(%)n(%)n(%)
Animal milk (goat and camel) should be given to children < 5 months459 (48.5)299 (52.2)120 (88.2)
A 3 day-old baby needs water to quench its thirst583 (61.6)267 (46.6)132 (97.1)
Breastfeeding increases mother-child bonding714 (75.5)424 (74.0)125 (91.9)
First yellow breast milk (danbar, colostrum) is harmful to children’s health485 (51.3)360 (62.8)46 (33.8)
A small child with diarrhoea should be given fewer liquids than normal211 (22.3)161 (28.1)77 (56.6)