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

“Dozens of Romanian mothers gathered at a museum in Bucharest to breastfeed their babies to promote the freedom of mothers to breastfeed in public. Mothers dressed in embroidered traditional peasant blouses sat, chatted and fed their children Saturday at the event at the picturesque Village Museum” (para 13-14). “Alexandra Hulea, a 31-year-old marketing specialist, still feeds her 13-month-old twins Eva and Dominic. She says 'people look strangely at you, but I don't care because my children are my priority’” (para 15). “She [Pediatrician Iulia Balint-Boia] added, 'It [breastfeeding] benefits both mothers and children, but not everyone is used to seeing it in our society’” (para 17).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“In the Philippines 500 women attended the 'Hakab Na! 2016' event in Pasig City, east of Manila, on Saturday. The fourth annual event of 'Hakab', which means to cling tightly to the body, was organised by non-government organisation Breastfeeding Pinays. Mothers proudly breastfed their children while holding up signs such as 'breast is best', 'new generation mums love breastfeeding' and 'breastfeeding is nation building’. One mother said she was proud to have breastfed her daughter for more than three years” (para 5-8).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“India's health minister JP Nadda said in New Delhi on Friday that promoting breastfeeding in the country is imperative” (para 20).
Dec. 10, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Norway's right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls. Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, quoted in the Vart Land newspaper, said the government was seeking 'national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities'. Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone in schools. But the issue has come up recently in political debates, with less than a year to go before parliamentary elections" (Para 1-3).
Nov. 27, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"'A Qazi has to speak about truthfulness and rights. In Ayats of Quran, rights are clearly mentioned. We will put our efforts to ensure women get the rights related to marriages, talaq and mehar along with other issues,' she said. Elaborating on mehar, which was part of the curriculum during the two-year training, Jahan Ara said: 'It should not be less than one-year salary of bridegroom. Mehar is a right of a woman at the time of marriage." Jahan Ara added, "Quran spoke about mehar for financial safety of a woman entering into marriage.' Jahan Ara and Afroz Begum were sent for training by Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, which concluded ...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Almost all children (95%) are breastfed at some point in their life. Two-thirds of infants under 6 months are exclusively breastfed” (163). “Table 11.2 shows that 95% of last-born children who were born in the 2 years before the survey were breastfed at some point in their life. Differences by background characteristics generally were not large, although infants whose mothers had more than secondary education were least likely to have ever been breastfead (88%)” (166, 167).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-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). “Breastfeeding is almost universal in Bangladesh; 98 percent of last-born children who were born in the two years preceding the survey were breastfed at some point in their life. There are no marked differences by background characteristics in the proportion of children ever breastfed” (157). “The timing of initiation of breastfeeding varies by other background characteristics. Less likely to begin ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Ninety-eight percent of children were reported to have been breastfed at some time” (175). “Sixty-nine percent of children are predominantly breastfed (breast milk and only plain water or non-milk liquids such as juice, clear broth, and other liquids); 13 percent of children under age 2 are bottle fed” (186).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is common in Namibia, with 94 percent of children breastfed at some point during childhood. The median breastfeeding duration in Namibia is 16.8 months. Exclusive breastfeeding, on the other hand, is relatively short, with a median duration of less than one month” (xxiii). “Breastfeeding is nearly universal in Namibia, with 94 percent of children born in the five years preceding the survey having been breastfed at some time. By region, children ever breastfed ranges from 85 percent in Hardap to 97 percent in Kavango” (151). “The percentage of children who are breastfed early has decreased somewhat in the past five years, the decrease being more pronounced for children breastfed ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“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). “Breastfeeding is almost universal in Ghana and over 98 percent of lastborn children born in the past two years preceding the 2014 GDHS have been breastfed at some point in time. The differences in any breastfeeding by background characteristic are minor” (158). “The trends data on initiation of breastfeeding indicate that the proportion of children ever breastfed has remained stable around 98 percent over the past decade. The percentage of children who started ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“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). “Ninety-nine percent of children have been breastfed for some period of time, with negligible differences by background characteristics. Nearly ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“The median duration of any breastfeeding in Swaziland is almost 17 months (Table 11.4). Reflecting the tendency to initiate complementary feeds early, the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is much shorter (0.7 months)” (148). “The median duration of predominant breastfeeding (exclusive breastfeeding or breastfeeding in combination with plain water, water-based liquids, or juices) is 1.6 months” (148).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is nearly universal in the Philippines; 94 percent of children are ever breastfed” (137). “Table 11.1 shows that 94 percent of the last-born children under age two had been breastfed at some time (ever breastfed). Only 6 percent were not breastfed at all” (138).
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is nearly universal in Bangladesh: 90 percent of children are breastfed until age 2, as recommended” (161). “Breastfeeding is almost universal in Bangladesh; 99 percent of last-born children who were born in the two years preceding the survey were breastfed at some point in their life, almost the same proportion as in the 2007 BDHS” (167, 168). “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). “However, an evaluation of a community-based program to improve ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“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).
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Increased subvention to an NGO which promotes breastfeeding, from TTD$5,000 to $100,000, which included commencing an initiative to provide free milk to “at risk” mothers and children." (41)
June 27, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Breastfeeding corners are also established in workplaces with collaboration with the public and private sectors and international organizations, as part of the efforts to promote breastfeeding" (25).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"In August 2009 the Ministry of Health of Montenegro in cooperation with the UNICEF Office in Podgorica launched a three month campaign “First Years of Life – a Chance for Entire Life”. The campaign aimed to raise awareness of parents and the public in Montenegro on the importance of breastfeeding, benefits of active involvement of fathers in upbringing of children, as well as the positive discipline of children, alternatives and physical punishment. In order to organize the campaign the survey was conducted on views and practice of parents of children below six years of age in Montenegro. According to the survey, 88% of persons taking care of the child are ...more
May 1, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-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). “Nearly all children (98 percent) born in the five years preceding the survey were breastfed for at least some period of time, regardless of background characteristics” (75).
April 30, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is practiced almost universally in Indonesia, with 95 percent of children under five having been breastfed for some period of time” (xxv). “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 ...more
April 27, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is nearly universal in Zambia. Ninety-eight percent of children born in the last two years have ever been breastfed” (155).
April 27, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-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).
April 26, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is nearly universal in Cambodia. Ninety-six percent of children born in the last two years have been breastfed” (173). “Ninety-six percent of children born in the two years preceding the survey were breastfed at some point of time” (178).
April 26, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Breastfeeding is almost universal in Egypt; 96 percent of last born children born in two years preceding the EDHS were ever breastfed and the median duration of breastfeeding was 17 months” (157). “The results show that almost all Egyptian children are breastfed for some period of time. Differentials in the proportion of children ever breastfed are small, with 94 percent or more of children in every subgroup reported as ever breastfed” (158).
March 26, 2016, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Margaret’s husband used to pick her baby up and hit her with him. He would try to punch her in the face when she was breastfeeding. All she wants is to live quietly with her baby and not have him injured by his father"(para 3)
Nov. 14, 2015, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"'From experience, we know that there is no real security for asylum-seeking women [in Germany], because whenever they are attacked, either physically or sexually harassed, nobody knows what to do. There’s no clear policy,' said Betty Ngari, who co-founded Women in Exile, a Berlin-based group that advocates for better protections and integration of women refugees in Germany. The group has been pushing, along with refugee advocacy organization ProAsyl, for better laws and better standards for protecting women in these camps. But there’s still no national standard — or even any clear law — on the issue in Germany today" (para 42-43)
Aug. 3, 2015, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"… a systemic evaluation is organized through the High Council for Gender Equality (HCE), a new authority created to promote public debate" (page 2).
May 16, 2015, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"The government also provided nurseries for the children of working women at work places. This decision was further reinforced by other decisions which included granting working women two hours of breastfeeding per day for 4 months with full pay, and paying a travel ticket, at the expense of the employer, to one family member accompanying a national female worker who travels abroad on official work" (36)
May 6, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Public health programmes are geared towards improving the health of women, children and the elderly and include preventive as well as routine medical care. The main initiatives are: (a) The Maternal and Child Health Programme, which includes reproductive health, child health, high-risk infant programme, school health, lactation management, adolescents, suspected cases of abuse and neglect (SCAN), and nutrition programmes" (35). "Home visiting services are routinely provided for women and their infants during the first 10 days postpartum and breastfeeding counsellors are available to assist breastfeeding mothers" (38)
April 28, 2015, 3:16 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Dhahiro, who was just 13 when she gave birth to Hussein, had been ill and unable to breastfeed him, so her mother raised him as her own" (para. 2)