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Health > Maternity > Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Exclusive breastfeeding (% of children under 6 months). Exclusive breastfeeding refers to the percentage of children less than six months old who are fed breast milk alone (no other liquids) in the past 24 hours.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Croatia 98.13% 2008
2 Rwanda 84.9% 2010
3 Chile 84.5% 2006
4 Afghanistan 83% 2006
5 Sri Lanka 75.8% 2007
6 Solomon Islands 73.7% 2007
7 Cambodia 73.5% 2010
8 Malawi 71.9% 2010
9 Peru 70.6% 2011
10 Nepal 69.6% 2011
11 Burundi 69.3% 2010
12 Kiribati 69% 2009
13 Uruguay 65.2% 2011
14 North Korea 65.1% 2004
15 Bangladesh 63.5% 2011
16 Ghana 62.8% 2008
17 Togo 62.4% 2010
=18 Tonga 62% 1999
=18 Uganda 62% 2011
20 Zambia 60.9% 2007
21 Bolivia 60.4% 2008
22 Federated States of Micronesia 60% 1999
23 Cape Verde 59.6% 2005
24 Mongolia 59.3% 2010
25 Palau 59% 1995
26 Papua New Guinea 56.1% 2006
27 Saint Kitts and Nevis 55.6% 1998
28 Georgia 54.8% 2009
29 Lesotho 53.5% 2009
30 Egypt 53.2% 2008
=31 Ethiopia 52% 2011
=31 Eritrea 52% 2002
33 East Timor 51.5% 2010
34 Sao Tome and Principe 51.4% 2009
35 Samoa 51.3% 2009
36 Madagascar 50.7% 2009
37 Tanzania 49.8% 2010
38 Guatemala 49.6% 2009
39 Bhutan 48.7% 2010
40 Cuba 48.6% 2011
41 Guinea 48.1% 2008
42 Maldives 47.8% 2009
43 India 46.4% 2006
44 Mauritania 45.9% 2010
45 Moldova 45.5% 2005
46 South Sudan 45.1% 2010
47 Swaziland 44.1% 2010
48 Benin 43% 2008
49 Colombia 42.8% 2010
50 Syria 42.6% 2009
51 Turkey 41.6% 2008
52 Mozambique 41.1% 2011
=53 Sudan 41% 2010
=53 Brazil 41% 2008
55 Haiti 40.7% 2006
56 Vanuatu 40.1% 2007
57 Fiji 39.8% 2004
58 Ecuador 39.5% 2004
=59 Senegal 39% 2011
=59 Grenada 39% 1998
61 Albania 38.6% 2009
62 Guinea-Bissau 38.3% 2010
63 Mali 37.8% 2006
64 Pakistan 37.1% 2007
65 Democratic Republic of the Congo 37% 2010
66 Tuvalu 34.7% 2007
67 Armenia 34.6% 2010
=68 Liberia 34% 2010
=68 Central African Republic 34% 2010
=68 United Arab Emirates 34% 1995
71 Bahrain 33.8% 1995
72 The Gambia 33.5% 2010
73 Guyana 33.2% 2009
74 Kenya 31.9% 2009
75 Sierra Leone 31.6% 2010
76 Kyrgyzstan 31.5% 2006
=77 El Salvador 31.4% 2008
=77 Zimbabwe 31.4% 2011
79 Marshall Islands 31.3% 2007
=80 Morocco 31% 2004
=80 Saudi Arabia 31% 1996
=82 Nicaragua 30.6% 2007
=82 New Caledonia 30.6% 2006
84 Honduras 29.7% 2006
85 Malaysia 29% 1996
86 China 27.6% 2008
87 Philippines 27% 2011
88 Niger 26.9% 2010
89 Uzbekistan 26.4% 2006
90 Laos 26% 2006
91 Tajikistan 25.4% 2005
92 Iraq 25.1% 2006
93 Panama 25% 1996
94 Burkina Faso 24.8% 2011
95 Paraguay 24.4% 2008
96 Namibia 23.9% 2006
97 Burma 23.6% 2010
98 Equatorial Guinea 23.5% 2000
99 Iran 23.1% 2005
100 Jordan 21.8% 2007
101 Mauritius 21% 2002
102 Comoros 20.8% 2000
103 Botswana 20.3% 2007
104 Cameroon 20% 2011
105 Montenegro 19.3% 2005
106 Republic of the Congo 19.1% 2005
107 Mexico 18.63% 2009
108 Ukraine 18% 2007
109 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.6% 2006
110 Vietnam 17% 2011
111 Kazakhstan 16.8% 2006
112 Republic of Macedonia 16% 2006
113 Romania 15.8% 2004
=114 Indonesia 15.3% 2010
=114 Costa Rica 15.3% 2006
116 Jamaica 15.2% 2005
117 Thailand 15.1% 2009
118 Lebanon 14.8% 2009
119 Serbia 13.7% 2010
120 Nigeria 13.1% 2008
121 Trinidad and Tobago 12.8% 2006
122 Kuwait 11.9% 1996
123 Azerbaijan 11.8% 2006
124 Qatar 11.7% 1998
125 Yemen 11.5% 2003
126 Angola 11.3% 2001
127 Turkmenistan 10.9% 2005
128 Belize 10.2% 2006
129 Somalia 9.1% 2006
130 Belarus 9% 2005
131 South Africa 8% 2003
132 Dominican Republic 7.8% 2007
133 Venezuela 7.1% 1998
134 Algeria 6.9% 2006
=135 Gabon 6.2% 2000
=135 Tunisia 6.2% 2006
137 Cote d'Ivoire 4.3% 2006
138 Chad 3.4% 2010
139 Suriname 2% 2006
140 Djibouti 1.3% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Maternity > Exclusive breastfeeding > % of children under 6 months. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by ICF International. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Maternity/Exclusive-breastfeeding/%-of-children-under-6-months

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