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Sept. 1, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Pediatrician Iulia Balint-Boia said that only 12.6 percent of Romanian mothers still breastfeed their babies at six months” (para 16).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Almost all children (95%) are breastfed at some point in their life. Two-thirds of infants under 6 months are exclusively breastfed” (163). “Sixty-seven percent of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Exclusive breastfeeding declines with age: only 44% of infants age 4-5 months are exclusively breastfed compared with 82% of infants age 0-1 month and 76% of infants age 2-3 months” (167). “Exclusive breastfeeding among children under 6 months has increased over the last decade, from only 36% in 2004 to 54% in 2009 and to 67% in 2014” (167).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“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). “Fifty-five percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 2.8 months” (151). “Fifty-five percent of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. This proportion is lower than that reported in the 2011 BDHS (64 percent) (Figure 11.4)” (160). “In spite of the decline in exclusive breastfeeding between 2011 and 2014, the ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Seventeen percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding (0.5 months) has remained unchanged since 2008” (175). “Although only 17 percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, this is an improvement from the 2008 NDHS, when the figure was 13 percent” (184). “Seventeen percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, while only 10 percent are exclusively breastfed up to 4-5 months. Eighty-four percent continue breastfeeding at age 1, and 35 percent continue to breastfeed until age 2” (186).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“About one-quarter of babies are exclusively breastfed throughout the first six months of life” (xxiii). “The data presented in Table 12.3 and Figure 12.2 show that not all children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Contrary to WHOs recommendations, only about half of children under 2 months of age are exclusively breastfed, 10 percent receive breast milk and plain water, 11 percent receive breast milk and other non-milk liquids, and 9 percent receive breast milk and other milk” (153). “The proportion of children exclusively breastfed drops off to 6 percent by age 4-5 months and continues to decline thereafter” (153). “Table 12.4 shows that the overwhelming majority (95 percent) of ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Almost all children in Ghana (98 percent) are breastfed at some point in their life. Fifty-two percent of children younger than 6 months were exclusively breastfed. The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is about four months” (153). “Data show that duration of breastfeeding is long in Ghana; almost 9 in 10 children are breastfed until age 12-15 months. More than half (52 percent) of children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed. However, only 36 percent are continued to exclusively breastfeed at 4-5 months” (160). “As noted previously and as shown in Figure 11.4, 52 percent of children under age 6 months and 36 percent of those age 4-5 months are ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“About one-quarter of babies are exclusively breastfed throughout the first six months of life” (xxiii). “The data presented in Table 12.3 and Figure 12.2 show that not all children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Contrary to WHOs recommendations, only about half of children under 2 months of age are exclusively breastfed, 10 percent receive breast milk and plain water, 11 percent receive breast milk and other non-milk liquids, and 9 percent receive breast milk and other milk” (153). “The proportion of children exclusively breastfed drops off to 6 percent by age 4-5 months and continues to decline thereafter” (153). “Table 12.4 shows that the overwhelming majority (95 percent) of ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“About one-quarter of babies are exclusively breastfed throughout the first six months of life” (xxiii). “The data presented in Table 12.3 and Figure 12.2 show that not all children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Contrary to WHOs recommendations, only about half of children under 2 months of age are exclusively breastfed, 10 percent receive breast milk and plain water, 11 percent receive breast milk and other non-milk liquids, and 9 percent receive breast milk and other milk” (153). “The proportion of children exclusively breastfed drops off to 6 percent by age 4-5 months and continues to decline thereafter” (153). “Table 12.4 shows that the overwhelming majority (95 percent) of ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Ninety-nine percent of children have ever been breastfed; however, only 61 percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Complementary foods are generally introduced at the recommended age; 81 percent of breastfed children age 6-9 months received complementary foods in the 24 hours preceding the survey. Only 22 percent of children are fed in accordance with the three recommended infant and young child feeding practices” (xxiii). “Ninety-nine percent of children have ever been breastfed and 61 percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed” (157). “Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months in Kenya is 61 percent for children under age 6 months (Table ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Overall, the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months is 32 percent. While slightly more than half (53 percent) of infants less than one month are receiving only breast milk, only 17 percent of children age 4-5 months are exclusively breastfed” (147).
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Sixty-four percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, and the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 3.5 months” (161). “After remaining stagnant at around 40 percent for almost a decade, the rate of exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life increased by 21 percentage points, from 43 percent in the 2007 BDHS to 64 percent in the 2011 BDHS” (170). “Although 64 percent of all children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, only 36 percent of those age 4-5 months are exclusively breastfed. Almost all children (95 percent) continue breastfeeding at age 1, and 90 percent continue to breastfeed until age 2” (171). ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Almost all children (97 percent) are breastfed at some point. Exclusive breastfeeding is uncommon, however; only 32 percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. The median duration for exclusive breastfeeding among Sierra Leone children is 0.6 months, unchanged since 2008” (143). “Sixty-two percent of children age 6-9 months are consuming the recommended breast milk and complementary foods, and 68 percent of children age 12-23 months are consuming both” (143). “Exclusive breastfeeding is not common; only 32 percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. This proportion is highest for children age 0-1 month (42 percent), but it declines sharply as children grow older, so that ...more
April 30, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Exclusive breastfeeding is not widely practiced in Indonesia. Despite the government’s recommendation that infants receive breast milk exclusively through the first six months of life, only 48 percent of infants under 2 months of age are exclusively breastfed. At age 4 to 5 months, just 18 percent of infants are receiving breast milk only, without complementary foods. Overall, less than one in three infants under age six months (32 percent) are breastfed exclusively. This is lower than the level of exclusive breastfeeding reported in the 2002-2003 IDHS (40 percent)” (xxvi). “Since the 2002-2003 IDHS, the proportion of children who are exclusively breastfed until six months of age has declined by ...more
April 27, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Seventy-three percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, and the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 4.1 months” (155). “Ninety-nine percent of children age 0-5 months are breastfed, as compared with 96 percent of children age 9-11 months and 51 percent of children age 18-23 months” (164). “Consistent with recommendations, 73 percent of children were exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life, an increase from the figure of 61 percent reported in the 2007 ZDHS” (164). “As noted above, 73 percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. More than eight in ten (82 percent) children age 6-8 months (both breastfed and ...more
April 27, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“However, only 11 percent of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed, which is the recommended practice for children under six months” (xxvi). “Almost all children (95 percent) under age 6 months are breastfed and, at age 12-15 months, the majority of children (82 percent) are still breastfeeding. By age 20-23 months, 50 percent of children have been weaned” (150). “Overall, only 11 percent of children under 6 months are exclusively breastfed, considerably less than the recommended 100 percent” (150). “Almost all children under six months (96 percent) are breastfed at least six times a day. On average, children are fed more frequently during the day (mean number ...more
April 26, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Sixty-five percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, and the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is four months” (173). “Table 16.3 shows the percent distribution of youngest children under age 2 living with their mother by breastfeeding status and the percentage of all children under age 2 using a bottle with a nipple, according to age in months. The data presented in Table 16.3 and Figure 16.3 show that, contrary to WHO’s recommendations, not all children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Seventy-three percent of Cambodian children age 0-3 months are exclusively breastfed, and only 65 percent of children age 0-5 months are exclusively breastfed” ...more
April 26, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Breastfeeding practices are not always optimal; 6 in 10 children were reported to have received a prelacteal feed after birth, only 4 in 10 children under 6 months of age were being exclusively breastfed, and around 3 in 10 children under 6 months were being bottle fed” (157). “Exclusive breastfeeding is common but not universal in very early infancy in Egypt. Table 12.2 shows that, among infants under two months of age, 71 percent are receiving only breast milk. However, the proportion exclusively breastfed drops off rapidly among older infants. By age 4-5 months, only around 1 in 8 children were being exclusively breastfed” (160). “The exclusive breastfeeding indicators included ...more
April 26, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

“Almost all children (97 percent) are breastfed at some time; however, only 10 percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. The median duration of breastfeeding is 18 months” (123). “Table 11.3 shows breastfeeding status among the youngest children under age 2 who live with their mothers. Only 10 percent of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, about the same as the 12 percent reported in the 2003 YFHS. Table 11.3 shows that, contrary to the recommendation that children under age 6 months be exclusively breastfed, 27 percent of infants consume plain water, 3 percent consume non-milk liquids, 32 percent consume other milk, and 21 percent ...more
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 44% (102).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 9% (108).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 32% (108).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador, Hungary
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 44% (104).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 74% (102).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 23% (104).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 43% (102).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan, Kenya
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 32% (104).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 56% (104).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 37% (102).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 31% (108).
Feb. 22, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

According to table 5. Risk Factors, Infants exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life from 2007-2014 was 44% (108).