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Socio-medical determinants of timely breastfeeding initiation in Ethiopia: Evidence from the 2011 nation wide Demographic and Health Survey.

Authors
  • Lakew, Yihunie
  • Tabar, Lianna
  • Haile, Demewoz
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Breastfeeding Journal
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
10
Pages
24–24
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s13006-015-0050-9
PMID: 26300951
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Early initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour after birth was not optimal  in Ethiopia. Factors such as place of residence, educational level, occupation, gender of the newborn and type of delivery should be considered in any intervention program in order to enhance timely breastfeeding initiation.

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