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Sept. 9, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 92.7% of babies in South Sudan were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Iraq
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 93.3% of babies in Iraq were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Suriname
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 90.4% of babies in Suriname were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Russia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 92% of babies in Russia were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Belarus
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 92.5% of babies in Belarus were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Uruguay
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 98.7% of babies in Uruguay were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Qatar
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 94.6% of babies in Qatar were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 95.6% of babies in Cape Verde were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Palestine
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 96.6% of babies in Palestine were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 91.9% of babies in Trinidad and Tobago were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 98.5% of babies in Turkmenistan were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 94.9% of babies in Vanuatu were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Serbia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 90.4% of babies in Serbia were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Argentina
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 96.9% of babies in Argentina were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Angola
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 94.9% of babies in Angola were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Djibouti
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 91.1% of babies in Djibouti were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Barbados
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 93.2% of babies in Barbados were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 99.4% of babies in Sri Lanka were breastfed at birth.
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Countries: Laos
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

Approximately 97% of babies in Laos were breastfed at birth.
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Almost all last born children under age 2 (99%) are breastfed some of the time. Over half (55%) of children were breastfed within 1 hour of birth. Early breastfeeding is more common among children born at a health facility (59%) than among those born at home (47%). The percentage of children breastfed within 1 hour of birth is higher in mountain zone (61%) and Province 7 (71%), and among those born in the lowest wealth quintile (62%). Among the last born children under age 2 who had been breastfeed, 3 in 10 (29%) were given pre-lacteal food within 3 days of birth. The practice of giving pre- lacteal food is...more
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"98% of last-born children who were born in the 2 years preceding the survey were breastfed at some point. Seventy-six percent were breastfed within 1 hour after birth, while 96% were breastfed within 24 hours after delivery. Only 7% of infants received a prelacteal feed" (181). "Seven in 10 children age 0-5 months are exclusively breastfed. Exclusive breastfeeding declines with increasing age, from 91 among children age 0-1 months to 76% among those age 2-3 months and 42% among those age 4-5 months. Seventeen percent of children under age 6 months receive complementary foods in addition to breast milk, a practice that tends to reduce the exclusive breastfeeding rate. Among...more
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Over half (54%) of children were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and 86% were breastfed within 1 day of birth. Ten percent of children received a prelacteal feed" (190). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Early breastfeeding is more common among children whose deliveries were assisted by health personnel (52%) than among those whose deliveries were assisted by traditional birth attendants (47%). 2) The prevalence of early breastfeeding is lowest in the Morobe and West New Britain provinces (36% each) and highest in the East New Britain (75%) and Central (74%) provinces. 3) Children born to mothers with a higher education were less likely to start breastfeeding within an hour...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"95 percent of children born in the two years before the survey were breastfed at some time. There are no major differences by background characteristics. More than two-fifths (42%) of last-born children in the two years before the survey who ever breastfed were breastfed within one hour of birth, and over four-fifths (81%) of children began breastfeeding within one day of birth. Twenty-one percent of children received a prelacteal feed" (295).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"97% of last-born children born in the 2 years before the survey were breastfed at some point. Two-fifths (42%) of children were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and 82% were breastfed within 1 day of birth. Nearly half of children (49%) received a prelacteal feed" (259). "The percentage of children who had ever been breastfed was 97% in both 2008 and 2018. The percentage of children who started breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth has increased by 9 percentage points since 2013, from 33% to 42%, while the percentage who started breastfeeding within 1 day has increased from 65% to 82% since 2008. The percentage of children receiving a...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"92% of children are breastfed at some point in their life" (pg 197). "Only 1 in 4 (26%) infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (pg 197). "Two in three children (67%) were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and 83% were breastfed within 1 day of birth. Contrary to recommendations, 43% of breastfeeding children received a prelacteal feed" (pg 198). "Overall, only 26% of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed . . . One in five children under age 6 months are not being breastfed." (pg 199).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Almost all last-born children under age 2 (94%) are breastfed, while only 20% of children are breastfed within 1 hour of birth. More than half of the children (56%) are breastfed within a day of birth. Early breastfeeding is less likely among children assisted by health personnel at delivery (18%) than among those assisted by traditional birth attendants (24%) or others (23%). Children born to mothers with no education are more likely to be breastfed within 1 hour of birth than those born to mothers with higher education (22% versus 15%). Among the last-born children under age 2 who were ever breastfed, 76% were given a pre-lacteal feed within 3...more
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Fifty-seven percent were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and 74% were breastfed within 1 day of birth. Sixty-one percent of children were put on their mother's chest immediately after birth and 60% were given to their mother for skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth. Forty-four percent of children received prelacteal feeds (foods other than breastmilk) within 3 days of birth" (182). "The percentage of children who were breastfed within 1 hour of birth increased from 44% in 2007 to 57% in 2017. Over the same period, the percentage of children receiving prelacteal feeds declined from 65% to 44% (Figure 11.1)" (182). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Mothers with no education...more
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
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. Two-thirds (67%) were breastfed within 1 hour of birth, and nearly all infants (89%) were breastfed within 1 day of birth. Fourteen percent of children received prelacteal feeding" (156). "Initial breastfeeding practices have remained stable in the recent past. The proportion of last-born children born in the 2 years before the survey who were ever breastfed was identical in 2009 and 2016-17. The proportion who started breastfeeding within one hour of birth increased from 60% in 2009 to 67% in 2016-17, while the proportion who started breastfeeding with one...more
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"84% of last-born children who were born in the 2 years before the survey were breastfed at some point in their life. Two-thirds (67%) of infants were breastfed within 1 hour of birth and 80% within 1 day of birth. However, 16% of breastfed infants received a prelacteal feed" (180).
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"50% of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (pg 179). "Table 11.2 shows that 96% of last-born children born in the 2 years before the survey are breastfed. Seventyfive percent of children are breastfed within 1 hour of birth and nearly all who are breastfed began breastfeeding within 1 day of birth (93% of all children)" (pg 182). The amount of time that passes between birth and breastfeeding varies with educational attainment of mothers, municipality and whether or not the birth was assisted by a medical professional (MM - CODER COMMENT) "Only 35% of children age 4-5 months are exclusively breastfed, compared with 64% of children age 0-1...more