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July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"Overall, median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 4.2 months, and median duration of predominant breastfeeding (either exclusively breastfed or breastfed with plain water and/or non-milk liquids) is 5.0 months. Trends: The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding has sharply increased from 2.5 months in 2006 to 4.2 months in 2016" (227-228).
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of any breastfeeding among children born in the 3 years preceding the survey is 19.4 months. Overall, the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 4.3 months, while the median duration of predominant breastfeeding (either exclusively breastfed or breastfed and receiving plain water and/or non-milk liquids) is 4.9 months" (182).
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"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. The proportion of children who are breastfeeding and consuming complementary foods first increases with age (peaking at 85% among children age 9-11 months) and then declines gradually among children age 12-23 months (as older children stop breastfeeding). The proportion of children who are not breastfeeding increases from 7% among those age 0-1 months to 29% among those age 18-23 months (Table 11.2 and Figure 11.1)" (191). "Table 11.4 shows that the median duration of any breastfeeding among children born in the 3 years before...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of breastfeeding in India is 29.6 months. This means that half of children have stopped breastfeeding by age about 30 months (Table 10.7). The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 2.9 months, and the median duration of predominant breastfeeding (the period in which an infant receives only water or other non-milk liquids in addition to breastmilk) is 5.8 months" (296).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The proportion of children who are breastfeeding and consuming complementary foods first increases with age (peaking at 86% among children age 9-11 months) and then falls among children age 12-23 months (as older children stop breastfeeding). Eighty-three percent of children are breastfeeding at 1 year, and 28% are breastfeeding at 2 years. The proportion of children who are not breastfeeding increases with age, from 2% among those age 0-1 months to 62% among those age 18-23 months" (260). "The median duration of any breastfeeding among children born in the 3 years before the survey is 18.5 months" (260). "The median duration of any breastfeeding increased slightly from 18.3 months in...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"In Jordan, the median duration of any breastfeeding is 9.7 months among children less than age 36 months" (pg 200).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"Among last-born living children who are breastfed, discontinued breastfeeding is mostly due to a mother’s health concern (42%) or next pregnancy (22%). Sixteen percent of last-born living children in urban areas and 26% in rural areas stopped breastfeeding because their mothers became pregnant" (215). "The median duration of any breastfeeding among children born in the 3 years preceding the survey is 19.4 months. Overall, median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 1.6 months, and median duration of predominant breastfeeding (either exclusively breastfed or breastfed with plain water and/or nonmilk liquids) is 3.5 months" (215).
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of breastfeeding in Indonesia is 21.8 months (Table 11.3). The median durations of exclusive breastfeeding and predominant breastfeeding are 3.0 months and 3.8 months, respectively" (184). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Children in rural areas are breastfed longer (22.4 months) than children in urban areas (20.7 months). 2) The higher the mother’s educational level, the shorter the median duration of any breastfeeding. Children whose mothers have no education are breastfed longer (22.1 months) than children whose mothers have more than a secondary education (18.5 months). 3) Children from households in the lowest wealth quintile are breastfed 3 months longer than children from households in the highest quintile...more
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"Ninety-seven percent of children are introduced to solid, semi-solid, or soft foods by 6-8 months. Continued breastfeeding is relatively long at 78% at age 1, while 63% continue breastfeeding until 2 years of age. Thirty-seven percent of children under 2 years are being fed by bottles with nipples" (157). "In the Maldives, the median duration of breastfeeding is 25 months. The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding, the time by which half of children have stopped exclusively breastfeeding, is 4 months" (157).
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of any breastfeeding is 16.2 months, predominant breastfeeding (a child received only water or other non-milk liquids in addition to breast milk) is 4.4 months, and exclusive breastfeeding is 2.6 months (Table 11.5)" (pg 183). Wealthier and more educated mother tend to breastfeed shorter than poorer and less educated households (MM - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of any breastfeeding is 17.3 months, while the median duration for exclusive breastfeeding is 2.3 months" (185).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of breastfeeding in Afghanistan is 21 months; that is, half of children are breastfed until age 21 months (Table 11.3). The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 1.5 months, and the median duration of predominant breastfeeding (i.e., the period in which an infant receives only water or other non milk liquids in addition to breast milk) is 3 months" (187).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of breastfeeding among children born in the 3 years before the 2016 UDHS is 19.8 months (Table 11.5); half of all children have stopped breastfeeding before they are age 20 months(Table 11.3). The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 4.0 months, and the median duration of predominant breastfeeding (either exclusive breastfeeding or breastfeeding plus water and/or other nonmilk liquids) is 4.9 months (Table 11.5)" (193).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of breastfeeding in Malawi is 23 months. This means that half of children have stopped breastfeeding by age 23 months (Table 11.4). The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 3.2 months, and the median duration of predominant breastfeeding (the period in which an infant receives only water or other non-milk liquids in addition to breast milk) is 4.2 months" (163).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of any breastfeeding in Armenia is 11.9 months. However, the median durations of exclusive and predominant breastfeeding (breastfeeding plus plain water, water-based liquids, or juice) are shorter (2.2 months and 3.4 months, respectively). The mean durations of any breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, and predominant breastfeeding are longer (13.2 months, 3.6 months, and 4.4 months, respectively)" (161).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"…The mean duration of breastfeeding is 20.0 months (Table 11.3)" (164).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of any breastfeeding among children born in the 3 years before the survey is 16.8 months, and the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 3.4 months (Table 10.5)" (159).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"On average, female children have a longer median duration (6.0 months) of predominant breastfeeding than male children (5.1 months)" (192). "In Ethiopia, the median duration of breastfeeding is 23.9 months for children less than age 36 months. The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding, the time by which half of children have stopped exclusive breastfeeding, is 3.1 months. The median duration of predominant breastfeeding, the period in which an infant receives only water or other non-milk liquids in addition to breast milk, is 5.5 months (Table 11.4)" (192).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"Table 11.3 indicates that, from birth, nearly all infants are breastfed and that this practice continues long after birth, given that at 12-17 months, 71% of infants are still breastfed and 58% are breastfed at 18-23 months . . . From the collected data, it is possible to calculate the median and average duration of breastfeeding by type (exclusive or predominant) (Table 11.4). The median duration of breastfeeding is estimated at 19.0 months and the average duration at 17.9 months. As far as exclusive breastfeeding goes, the median duration is estimated at just 0.5 months and the average duration at 1.5 months, which is somewhat less than the recommended duration...more
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

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). "Survey findings indicate that the median duration of breastfeeding among children born in the past 3 years in Tanzania is 20 months; this means that half of children are breastfed until age 20 months (Table 11.4). The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 3 months. The median duration of predominant breastfeeding, which includes exclusive breastfeeding and breastfeeding in combination with plain water and/or non-milk liquids, is nearly 4 months. Trends: The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding has increased since 1991-92, from 0.7 months to 3.0...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“The median duration of breastfeeding in Lesotho is 17.2 months; that is, half of children are breastfed until age 17.2 months (Table 11.4). The median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is almost four months, and the median duration of predominant breastfeeding (i.e., the period in which an infant receives only water or other nonmilk liquids in addition to breast milk) is four and a half months” (167). “Median durations of exclusive and predominant breastfeeding have been increasing since 2004. Exclusive breastfeeding rose from 0.9 months in 2004 to 2.5 months in 2009, and to 3.9 months in 2014. Predominant breastfeeding was 3.0 months in 2004, 4.6 months in 2009, and 4.5...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“Fifty-five percent of children under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed. Median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is 2.8 months” (151). “Table 11.3 and Figure 11.3 show that almost all Bangladeshi babies are breastfed for the first year of life. Children are breastfed for an extended time; at age 20-23 months, 87 percent of children are still being breastfed” (159). “Among infants under age 2 months, 80 percent are exclusively breastfed, while other infants are given water (7 percent), other milk (9 percent), and complementary foods (2 percent) in addition to breast milk” (159). “Between the 2007 BDHS and the 2011 BDHS there was a sharp increase in exclusive breastfeeding, from...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“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). “The median duration of any breastfeeding in Nigeria is 18.3 months” (186). “Median duration of breastfeeding is higher among children residing in rural areas (19.5 months), children of mothers with no education (21.0 months), and those in the lowest wealth quintile (21.4 months). The median duration of breastfeeding is highest in the North West (21.0 months) and lowest in the South East (14.1 months). The mean duration of any breastfeeding for all children is 18.2 months” (186). “Table 11.4 also shows that the median...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“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). “By age 6-9 months, 72 percent of children are receiving complementary foods. Two in three children age 18-23 months have been weaned” (xxiii). “Rural children are breastfed for twice as long as urban children (18.8 months versus 9.8 months). Children living in Kavango (20.6 months) and Caprivi (20 months) are breastfed longer than children in other regions. Highly educated mothers and those in the higher wealth...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“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, 3:55 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“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). “The median duration of any breastfeeding in Nigeria is 18.3 months” (186). “Median duration of breastfeeding is higher among children residing in rural areas (19.5 months), children of mothers with no education (21.0 months), and those in the lowest wealth quintile (21.4 months). The median duration of breastfeeding is highest in the North West (21.0 months) and lowest in the South East (14.1 months). The mean duration of any breastfeeding for all children is 18.2 months” (186). “Table 11.4 also shows that the median...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“The duration of breastfeeding in Kenya is long, with at least half of children being breastfed until 2 years. The proportion of children who are currently breastfeeding decreases with increasing child age with 88 percent among children age 12-17 months and to 61 percent among children age 18-23 months” (165). “The median duration of any breastfeeding in Kenya is 21.0 months. Differences in the median duration of breastfeeding by background characteristics are small except by region. The median duration of any breastfeeding is longest in Eastern (24.5 months) and shortest in North Eastern region (19.4 months)” (167). “The median duration of predominant breastfeeding is 4.4 months” (167). “Since the 2008-09...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:47 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“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). “The median duration of any breastfeeding in Nigeria is 18.3 months” (186). “Median duration of breastfeeding is higher among children residing in rural areas (19.5 months), children of mothers with no education (21.0 months), and those in the lowest wealth quintile (21.4 months). The median duration of breastfeeding is highest in the North West (21.0 months) and lowest in the South East (14.1 months). The mean duration of any breastfeeding for all children is 18.2 months” (186). “Table 11.4 also shows that the median...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“Overall, 87 percent of children in Swaziland are breastfed for some period of time (ever breastfed). The median duration of any breastfeeding in Swaziland is almost 17 months. However, the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding is much shorter (0.7 months)” (xxv). “Overall, 87 percent of children were breastfed at some point (i.e., ever breastfed). Although most children were breastfed, children whose delivery was assisted by a health professional or who were born in a health facility are more likely to have been breastfed than children whose delivery was assisted by a traditional birth attendant or other person, or children born at home” (145). “The likelihood that breastfeeding was initiated shortly...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

“The results show that a low proportion of children in the Philippines continue breastfeeding beyond the first year of life; two out of five (41 percent) children age 20-23 months were still being breastfed at the time of the survey. Nevertheless, this is higher than the 2008 NDHS figure of 34 percent (NSO and ICF Macro, 2009)” (140). “The overall median duration of any breastfeeding in the Philippines is 16.7 months (Table 11.3). This means that half of children are not being breastfed after 17 months. Children in rural areas are breastfed longer than children in urban areas (18 months compared with 11 months)” (141). “The median duration of breastfeeding...more