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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).
April 26, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“Fifty-three percent of infants were breastfed within one hour of birth, and 76 percent began breastfeeding within one day of birth. The proportion of children breastfed within one hour of birth is slightly lower among those delivered in a health facility (46 percent) than among those born at home (57 percent)” (128). “Early initiation of breastfeeding has increased over the past few years. The proportion of newborns breastfed within one hour of birth increased from 30 percent in 2006 to 53 percent in 2013, and the proportion breastfed in the first day of life increased from 65 percent to 76 percent over the same period (Ministry of Public Health and ...more
April 5, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Breastfeeding in Metro Manila remains low. A recent study found that only 24 percent of young children had been exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of their lives" (35).
Oct. 14, 2015, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Around 22 percent of infants up to the age of six months are exclusively breastfed. From 7 percent to 83 percent of mothers start breastfeeding their child within the first day after birth. About 22 percent of infants aged less than six months old are exclusively breastfed" (69)
Aug. 13, 2015, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“New Zealand has breastfeeding rates at birth that are consistent with other OECD countries. New Zealand occupies seventh place in the OECD in terms of the proportion of children who were exclusively breastfed at three months of age” (30)
May 6, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"The percentage of mothers exclusively breastfeeding when discharged from the hospital increased to 83.8 per cent from 38.0 per cent. This increase can be attributed to the promotion of breastfeeding initiatives provided to women before and during pregnancy through mass media, community forums and breastfeeding sessions. Based on data from Public Health monthly reports among infants who were seen by health-care professionals, at one month of age, 31 per cent had been exclusively breastfed for four weeks. Efforts continue to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life" (34)
Jan. 2, 2015, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Almost all (98 percent) Bangladeshi children are breastfed for some period of time. Forty-five percent of last-born infants who were ever breastfed were put to the breast within one hour of birth, and 89 percent started breastfeeding within the first day" (xxviii). "There are no marked differences in the timing of initial breastfeeding by the sex of the child, between rural and urban areas, or by the mother’s education" (150)
Jan. 2, 2015, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Breastfeeding is nearly universal in the Kyrgyz Republic: 99 percent of children are ever breastfed and two-thirds are still breastfeeding at age 1" (183). Table 12.2 Initial breastfeeding. "Table 12.2 presents the breastfeeding status of all last-born children born in the two years preceding the survey by background characteristics. The table shows the percentage of children according to whether they were ever breastfed, when they started breastfeeding, and whether they were fed anything other than breast milk prior to the commencement of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is almost universal in the Kyrgyz Republic; 99 percent of last-born children born in the two years preceding the survey were breastfed at some point in ...more
Jan. 2, 2015, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Sixty-one percent of infants were breastfed within one hour of birth, and 87 percent began breastfeeding within one day of birth. The proportion of children breastfed within one hour of birth was no higher among those delivered in a health facility (61 percent) than among those born at home (62 percent). The likelihood of an infant breastfeeding within one hour of birth varied markedly by county, ranging from a low of 24 percent in Grand Kru to a high of 80 percent in Bong" (162)
Dec. 26, 2014, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Table 11.2: Initial breastfeeding. "Table 11.2 shows that 98 percent of children are breastfed for some period of time. Breastfeeding is widely practised across all subgroups of women, and variations by background characteristics are small. Fifty-two percent of infants started breastfeeding within one hour of birth, and 80 percent, within the first day. This percentage falls short of the HSDP IV target of 92 percent of children breastfed within one hour of birth. Initiation of breastfeeding in the first hour and in the first 24 hours after birth varies by background characteristics. Breastfeeding within one hour after birth was more common in urban areas (57 percent) than in rural areas ...more
June 19, 2014, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"The median breastfeeding duration in Nigeria is long (18.1 months). On the other hand, the median duration for exclusive breastfeeding is only for half a month" (xxvii). "According to the results, nearly all children (97 percent) born in the five years preceding the survey were breastfed; this occurred regardless of background characteristics. However, less than half of infants (38 percent) were put to the breast within one hour of birth and only 68 percent started breastfeeding within the first day. These proportions are marginally higher than the 2003 levels, when 32 percent of children were breastfed within the first hour and 63 percent of children were breastfed within one day ...more
June 3, 2014, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Ninety-four percent of children were reported to have been breastfed at some time . . . However, only 18 percent of children were reported to have been breastfed within one hour of birth. A little over half (58 percent) of children were breastfed within one day of birth" (168-169). "The data show that 75 percent of newborns were given something other than breast milk (prelacteal feed) during the first three days of life" (170).
April 26, 2014, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

“98 percent of children are ever breastfed and three-quarters are still breastfeeding at age 1. Only one-third of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed as recommended” (147). “Overall, half of children are breastfed within one hour after birth, and 92 percent are breastfed within one day after birth. Compared with data from the 2005 MICS, the percentage of children who were breastfed within one hour of birth has declined somewhat (from 61 percent in 2005 to 50 percent in 2012), while the percentage of children who started breastfeeding within one day of birth has increased slightly (from 87 percent in 2005 to 92 percent in 2012) (SCS, 2007). ...more