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Indicators for accessing infant and young child feeding practices, Part 3: Country Profiles

Publication year: 
2010
Corporate author: 
World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF
Publication details: 
Washington DC, WHO, 2010
Abstract:

This document is the result of a collaborative effort to improve the measurement and use of indicators to assess infant and young child feeding practices, initiated by the World Health Organization’s Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development. It presents information on infant and young child feeding practices for 46 countries for which data were available in Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) conducted between 2002 and 2008. In particular, the document includes new data on the duration of exclusive breastfeeding and the quality of complementary feeding practices. This information is crucial for programme managers to understand the constraints associated with local infant and young child feeding practices and to target appropriate programme actions.