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June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"More than three-quarters (76%) of infants were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and nearly all infants (96%) began breastfeeding within 1 day of birth" (162).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Overall, 41 percent of last-born children were breastfed within 1 hour after birth, and 86 percent were breastfed within 1 day after birth" (158).
May 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Starting breastfeeding within the first hour is a nearly universal practice (99 percent), and almost all facilities (97 percent) normal vaginal delivery… reported that it is routine practice to keep newborns warm by drying and wrapping them" (159-160).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Table 11.1 shows that 93% of last-born children who were born in the 2 years before the survey had been breastfed at some point in their life. Over half (57%) of newborn infants were breastfed within 1 hour of birth. However, 24% of infants who had been breastfed received a prelacteal feed in the first 3 days of life" (162).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"However, a lower proportion (57%) were breastfed within 1 hour of birth" (158).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Sixty-two percent were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and almost all (94%) were breastfed within 1 day of birth. Eleven percent of children received prelacteal feeding" (162). "Male children are slightly more likely than female children to receive a prelacteal feed (13% versus 9%)" (163).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Table 11.2 shows that 97% of last-born children born in the 2 years before the survey were breastfed at some point. A little less than three-quarter (73%) were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and nearly all infants (92%) were breastfed within 1 day of birth" (191).
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Table 20 shows the pregnancy and breastfeeding rate between 12 and 19 years of age and table 21 shows the percentage this represents. Between 12 to 14 years of age, 181 women are pregnant (0.1%), 903 are breastfeeding (0.3%), giving a total of 1,084 girls. They represent a 0.1% of the national pregnancy/breastfeeding rate. Between 15 to 19 years of age, 12,527 women are pregnant (1.9%), 20,640 are breastfeeding (3.1%), giving a total of 33,167 girls. They represent a 3.2% of the national pregnancy/breastfeeding rate. In total, in the 12 to 19 years range, there are 12,708 (1.2%) pregnant women, 21,543 women breastfeeding (2.1%), for a total of 34,251 women....more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Nearly all infants are breastfed (98%) and half of children born in the 3 years preceding the survey were breastfed during the first 19 months. Just 12% of children age 0-6 months were exclusively breastfed . . . Results indicate that 76% [of infants] were breastfed within a day after birth and 34% within an hour of the birth. However, nearly two infants out of five (38%) received other food before breastfeeding. In other cities [other than Moroni], this proportion reaches 53%, 49% at Ndzuwani and 46% among children whose households are classified in the lowest quintile" (page 147). "The practice of exclusive breastfeeding is uncommon: just 12% of children...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"New Zealand has a high initial rate of breastfeeding. Statistics show that 80 per cent of infants are exclusively or fully breastfed at two weeks; 76 per cent at six weeks; 55 per cent at three months" (page 27).
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Almost all children (98%) are breastfed for some time during their life. More than half (51%) of infants are breastfed within one hour after birth. Fifty-nine percent of infants below age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (page 221). "In Tanzania, 98% of last-born children who were born in the 2 years before the survey were breastfed at some point in their life (Table 11.2). More than half (51%) of the infants were breastfed within 1 hour after birth, and 93% were breastfed within 24 hours after delivery. Fourteen percent of the infants were given a prelacteal feed. Patterns by background characteristics: Initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour after birth less...more
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Almost all children (98%) are breastfed at some point in their life. Half of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed (51%)" (161). "The 2009-10 MICS indicated that only 24% of children under age 6 months in Myanmar were exclusively breastfed" (165). "Newborns delivered at a health facility are more likely to be given prelacteal feeding (23%) than those delivered at home (18%)" (164).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Two-thirds (65%) of infants were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and 86% began breastfeeding within 1 day of birth” (167). “The likelihood of an infant breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth varied markedly by district, ranging from a low of 59% in Leribe to a high of 79% in Thaba-Tseka” (167). “The proportion of infants who breastfed within 1 hour of birth was higher among those in the lowest wealth quintile (74%) than among those in higher wealth quintiles (61% to 64%)” (167).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Breastfeeding is almost universal in Bangladesh; 96 percent of children are breastfed during the first year of life and 87 percent of children are breastfed until age 2. Fifty-one percent of children are breastfed within one hour after birth, and 89 percent are breastfed within one day after delivery” (151). “Overall, 51 percent of children are breastfed within one hour after birth, and 89 percent are breastfed within one day” (157). “Rural children are more likely to be breastfed within one hour of birth compared with urban children (53 percent and 45 percent, respectively). Notable variations can be seen by geographic division. The proportion of children breastfed within one hour...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“2013 NDHS results show that only a third of children were breastfed within one hour of birth. Seventy-four percent of children were breastfed within one day of birth” (181). “The prevalence of early initiation of breastfeeding (within one hour) varies according to specific background characteristics, including area of residence (40 percent in urban areas and 29 percent in rural areas). There are also zonal differences, with the highest proportion in the North Central zone (47 percent) and the lowest in the North West (26 percent)” (183). “Early initiation of breastfeeding differs according to place of delivery as well (40 percent among children born in a health facility and 29 percent...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Seven in ten children are breastfed within one hour of birth (71 percent) and more than nine in ten (92 percent) within one day of birth” (153). “The percentage of children who are breastfed early has decreased somewhat in the past five years, the decrease being more pronounced for children breastfed within one hour (91 percent in 2000 to 71 percent in 2006-07)” (153). “Initiation of breastfeeding within one day of birth is more common among children whose mothers were assisted by a health professional and who delivered at a health facility than among those whose mothers were assisted by a traditional birth attendant or other person, and those who...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“More than half (56 percent) of children are breastfed within one hour of birth, while almost 9 in 10 (87 percent) are breastfed within one day of birth” (158). “Mothers residing in Northern and Upper East regions are most likely to initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth (65 percent each), while those in Upper West are the least likely (41 percent). Women whose births were assisted by a traditional birth attendant are the most likely to have started breastfeeding early (62 percent) and those whose deliveries were not assisted by anyone are the least likely (34 percent)” (159). “The trends data on initiation of breastfeeding indicate that the proportion...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Seven in ten children are breastfed within one hour of birth (71 percent) and more than nine in ten (92 percent) within one day of birth” (153). “The percentage of children who are breastfed early has decreased somewhat in the past five years, the decrease being more pronounced for children breastfed within one hour (91 percent in 2000 to 71 percent in 2006-07)” (153). “Initiation of breastfeeding within one day of birth is more common among children whose mothers were assisted by a health professional and who delivered at a health facility than among those whose mothers were assisted by a traditional birth attendant or other person, and those who...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Seven in ten children are breastfed within one hour of birth (71 percent) and more than nine in ten (92 percent) within one day of birth” (153). “The percentage of children who are breastfed early has decreased somewhat in the past five years, the decrease being more pronounced for children breastfed within one hour (91 percent in 2000 to 71 percent in 2006-07)” (153). “Initiation of breastfeeding within one day of birth is more common among children whose mothers were assisted by a health professional and who delivered at a health facility than among those whose mothers were assisted by a traditional birth attendant or other person, and those who...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Ninety-nine percent of children have been breastfed for some period of time, with negligible differences by background characteristics. Nearly two-thirds of children (62 percent) were breastfed within one hour of birth. The vast majority (91 percent) of children were breastfed within one day of birth” (163). “Eighty-one percent of children in the North Eastern region were breastfed within one hour of birth, as compared with 48 percent of children in the Central region. Mothers with no education (76 percent) were more likely to initiate breastfeeding in the first hour than those with some education (65 percent or less). Mothers in the lowest wealth quintile (67 percent) were more likely to...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Looking at the timing of the first feeding, 67 percent of last-born children were breastfed within one hour of birth, and 85 percent were breastfed within one day after delivery” (145).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“About half of children (49 percent) are breastfed within one hour of birth” (137). “About half of children (49 percent) were breastfed within one hour of birth, and four-fifths (82 percent) were breastfed within one day of birth” (138). “The percentage of infants put to the breast soon after birth ranges from 26 percent in Central Luzon to 72 percent in Western Visayas and Central Visayas” (138). “Last-born children in poorer households are breastfed somewhat sooner after birth than those in wealthier households. The proportion of children who are ever breastfed shows a steady decline with increasing wealth quintile. The percentages of children who were breastfed within one hour and...more
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Overall, 47 percent of children are breastfed within one hour after birth, and 90 percent are breastfed within one day after delivery” (168). “Compared with data for 2007, the percentage of children who were breastfed within one hour of birth has increased by three percentage points (from 44 to 47 percent)” (168). “The percentage of children who started breastfeeding within one day of birth was similar in 2007 and 2011 (89 percent to 90 percent)” (168). “The proportion of children breastfed within one hour of birth is highest in Sylhet division (54 percent) and lowest in Dhaka (43 percent)” (168).
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“A large majority of children (97 percent) are breastfed at some point. Overall, 54 percent of children are breastfed within one hour of birth and 89 percent within the first day of birth. Women who were assisted during delivery by a traditional birth attendant, women who delivered at home, and women who have no education are more likely to breastfeed and more likely to initiate breastfeeding within an hour or day of childbirth” (149). “Breastfeeding and early initiation of breastfeeding are also higher in rural areas compared with urban areas. Among the regions, breastfeeding within the first hour of birth is most common in the Northern region, at 73 percent...more
May 1, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“In Rwanda breastfeeding is nearly universal, with 98 percent of all children born in the five years preceding the survey having been breastfed. However, among those who were ever breastfed, only 68 percent began breastfeeding within one hour of birth, and 21 percent were given supplementary food (prelacteal feed) before their first breastfeeding” (xviii). “Among children who were breastfed, 68 percent began breastfeeding within one hour of birth and 92 percent began within one day of birth” (75). “Although breastfeeding is widespread, about one in three children (32 percent) did not begin breastfeeding within one hour of birth and 8 percent of children did not receive breast milk within one...more
April 30, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“However, only 44 percent of babies are put to the breast within one hour of birth (as recommended), and a total of 62 percent of babies have begun breastfeeding within the first day after birth. The overall median duration of any breastfeeding is 22.3 months, which is similar to the duration in the 2002-2003 (22.1 months)” (xxv, xxvi). “More than four in ten children (44 percent) were breastfed within one hour of birth, and more than six in ten (62 percent) were breastfed within one day of birth” (169). “The percentage of children who were breastfed within one hour and within one day of birth is inversely associated with mother’s...more
April 27, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Breastfeeding within one hour of birth is slightly more common in urban than in rural areas (67 percent versus 65 percent)” (162). “Children born in a health facility are more likely to start breastfeeding within one hour of birth (69 percent) than children delivered at home (58 percent) or elsewhere (43 percent). By province, initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth is highest in Luapula (81 percent) and lowest in Central (49 percent)” (162). “The percentage of children who started breastfeeding within one hour of birth is lowest among those whose mothers have no education (60 percent) and those from the poorest households (62 percent)” (162).
April 27, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Fortunately, breastfeeding in Sierra Leone is almost universal and generally of fairly long duration; 86 percent of newborns are breastfed within the first day after delivery” (xxvi). “Data from the 2008 SLDHS show that there is no difference in early initiation of breastfeeding by sex of the child. Urban children (49 percent) are slightly less likely to receive breast milk during the first hour after birth than rural children (51 percent)” (148). “The proportion of women who began breastfeeding within an hour of birth is highest in the Northern Region (61 percent) and lowest in the Eastern Region, where only 38 percent of newborns received the same attention” (148). “Eighty-six...more
April 26, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Sixty-three percent of children are breastfed within one hour of birth, and 87 percent are breastfed within one day of birth” (178). “For example, early initiation of breastfeeding is more common among children whose mothers delivered in a heath facility and whose birth was assisted by a health professional than among children delivered at home or by a traditional birth attendant. In addition, the proportion of children breastfed within one hour of birth is highest in Kampong Thom (85 percent) and lowest in Mondul Kiri/Ratanak Kiri (16 percent). There is no consistent association between early breastfeeding and mother’s education and wealth” (178).
April 26, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Table 12.1 shows that breastfeeding began soon after birth for the majority of breastfed children; 79 percent of the children were put to the breast within the first day after delivery, and 27 percent within the first hour” (158). “Children born at home were twice as likely to have been breastfed within an hour of delivery as children born in a health facility (48 percent and 24 percent, respectively). However, there was only a minor difference in the proportion for whom breastfeeding was initiated within one day of birth between children born at home and those delivered in a facility” (158).