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July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Two-thirds of the children (66%) under age 6 months were exclusively breastfed, whereas 76% under 3 months were exclusively breastfed. Exclusive breastfeeding sharply declines with age. Only 41% of children age 4-5 months were exclusively breastfed compared with 80% in 0-1 months and 72% in 2-3 months. Contrary to the recommendation that children under 6 months should be exclusively breastfeed, 6% received breastmilk with non-milk liquids, 10% received breastmilk with other milk, and 12% received breastmilk with complementary foods. Nine percent of children 0-5 months, 18% of children 6-9 months, and 13% of children 12-23 months are bottle fed. Trends: Exclusive breastfeeding among children under age 6 months increased from...more
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Sixty-two percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Exclusive breastfeeding declines with age, from 82% among children age 0-1 months to 69% among those age 2-3 months and 33% among those age 4-5 months" (191).
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"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). "Fifty-five percent of infants under age six months are exclusively breastfed. Contrary to the recommendation that children under age six months be exclusively breastfed, many children in that age group consume other liquids, such as plain water (18%), other...more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Twenty-nine percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Exclusive breastfeeding declines with age, from 39% among children age 0-1 months to 29% among those age 2-3 months and 18% among those age 4-5 months. Thirty-nine percent of children age 0-5 months are breastfeeding and consuming plain water only; this practice tends to decrease the exclusive breastfeeding rate" (260). "Exclusive breastfeeding among children age 0-5 months has increased since 2013, from 17% to 29%" (260). " The median duration of predominant breastfeeding (either exclusively breastfed or breastfed and receiving plain water and/or non-milk liquids) is 4.9 months. The average duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 2.8 months" (260-261). "The...more
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Nearly half (48%) of the children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, whereas 54% of those under 3 months are exclusively breastfed. As expected, exclusive breastfeeding declines with age, but the decline is quite rapid. Only 35% of children age 4- 5 months are exclusively breastfed compared with 56% of children age 0-1 months and 52% of children age 2-3 months. Contrary to the recommendation that children under 6 months should be exclusively breastfeed, 23% of children receive breast milk with other milk, and 13% of children receive complementary foods in addition to breast milk. As noted previously, 20% of children start breastfeeding within the first hour of birth...more
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Table 11.2 and Figure 11.2 show breastfeeding practices by children’s age. More than half (52%) of children under age 6 months were exclusively breastfed. The percentage of exclusive breastfeeding falls as children’s age rises, from 67% at age 0-1 month to 55% at age 2-3 months and 38% at age 4-5 months" (183). "The percentage of children under age 6 months who are exclusively breastfed has increased since 2012, from 42% to 52%. The percentage of children in this age group who are not breastfed has also increased, from 8% to 12%" (183).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Overall, only 64% of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. As expected, the percentage of children exclusively breastfed decreases with age from 77% among infants age 0-1 months to 1% among those age 6-8 months" (157). "Exclusive breastfeeding among children under age 6 months has increased from 48% in 2009 to 64% in 2016-17. There has been a slight decrease in the proportion of children under age 6 months who are bottle-fed, from 30% in 2009 to 25% in 2016-17" (157).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Thirty-two percent of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Exclusive breastfeeding declines with age: 44% of infants age 0-1 month are exclusively breastfed, as compared with 24% of infants age 4-5 months. Contrary to the recommendation that infants under age 6 months be exclusively breastfed, many infants in South Africa consume other liquids in addition to breast milk, such as plain water (14%) and other types of milk (11%); 18% consume breast milk and complementary foods. One in four (25%)children under age 6 months are not breastfeeding at all. Half of infants age 0-3 months and 45% of infants under age 6 months feed from a bottle with...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Forty-eight percent of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (185).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Only 43% of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (185).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Almost all (98%) children born in the 2 years before the survey were breastfed at some point; two-thirds (66%) of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (193).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Sixty-one percent of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (159).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Almost all children (97 percent) are breastfed at some point in their life and 45 percent of infants under 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (149).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"In addition, 58% of children age 6-8 months are both breastfeeding and consuming complementary foods" (164).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Thirty-seven percent of children less than age 6 months are exclusively breastfed, and 11% are breastfed and receive only water as a supplement" (159).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Almost all children (98%) are breastfed at some point. However, only 36% of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (159). "Overall, 36% of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Exclusive breastfeeding declines with age; only 15% of infants age 4-5 months are exclusively breastfed, as compared with 55% of infants age 0-1 months and 38% of infants age 2-3 months" (163).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Almost all children (97%) are breastfed at some point. However, only 58% of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (187).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Results reveal that 29% of infants age 6-9 months do not receive food in addition to breast milk, and as a result, are not being adequately nourished" (page 155).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"65 per cent of infants are receiving breast milk at six months" (page 27-28).
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

Figure 11.5 indicates that 92% of children have continued breastfeeding at one year, and 43% have continued breastfeeding at two years of age (page 226).
Jan. 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"only half of mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months" (para 1).
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