Infant feeding is a multidimensional activity that can be described and analysed in many different ways.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently issued recommended indicators for assessing infant feeding practices.
This paper presents these indicators and demonstrates their applications using the 1989 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data for Bolivia.
The results indicate that, although most Bolivian infants are breastfed and two-thirds are breastfed for >1 year, supplementary feeding practices deviate considerably from international recommendations.
Only 58% of infants <4 months old are receiving breastmilk alone (the « exclusive breastfeeding rate ») and a similarly low percentage (54.7%) of 6-9 month olds are receiving the recommended combination of breast milk plus solid or semi-solid foods.
(the "timely complementary feeding rate").
Mots-clés Pascal : Allaitement, Aliment pour nourrisson, Epidémiologie, Bolivie, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Nourrisson, Homme, Recommandation, Indicateur, OMS
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Breast feeding, Infant food, Epidemiology, Bolivia, South America, America, Infant, Human, Recommendation, Indicator, WHO
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Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 199406.