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

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Rwanda 88.4% 2005
2 Chile 84.5% 2006
3 Afghanistan 83% 2006
4 Kiribati 80% 1993
5 Sri Lanka 75.8% 2007
6 Solomon Islands 73.7% 2007
7 Peru 69.9% 2009
8 Cambodia 65.9% 2008
9 Ghana 62.8% 2008
10 Tonga 62% 1999
11 Zambia 60.9% 2007
12 Bolivia 60.4% 2008
13 Uganda 60.1% 2006
14 Cape Verde 59.6% 2005
15 Palau 59% 1995
16 Mongolia 57.2% 2005
17 Uruguay 57.1% 2007
18 Malawi 56.7% 2006
19 Papua New Guinea 56.1% 2006
20 Saint Kitts and Nevis 55.6% 1998
21 Lesotho 53.8% 2009
22 Nepal 53% 2006
23 Eritrea 52% 2002
24 Sao Tome and Principe 51.4% 2009
25 Madagascar 50.7% 2009
26 Guatemala 49.6% 2009
27 Ethiopia 49% 2005
28 Togo 48.2% 2008
29 Guinea 48.1% 2008
30 Colombia 46.8% 2005
31 India 46.4% 2006
32 Moldova 45.5% 2005
33 Burundi 44.7% 2005
34 Benin 43.1% 2006
35 Bangladesh 42.9% 2007
36 Turkey 41.6% 2008
37 Tanzania 41.3% 2004
38 The Gambia 40.8% 2006
39 Haiti 40.7% 2006
40 Vanuatu 40.1% 2007
=41 Fiji 39.8% 2004
=41 Brazil 39.8% 2006
43 Ecuador 39.5% 2004
44 Grenada 39% 1998
45 Albania 38.6% 2009
46 Mexico 38% 1987
47 Mali 37.8% 2006
48 Pakistan 37.1% 2007
49 Mozambique 36.8% 2008
50 Democratic Republic of the Congo 36.1% 2007
=51 Tuvalu 34.7% 2007
=51 Mauritania 34.7% 2009
53 Senegal 34.1% 2005
=54 Philippines 34% 2008
=54 Sudan 34% 2006
=54 United Arab Emirates 34% 1995
57 Bahrain 33.8% 1995
58 Guyana 33.2% 2009
59 Swaziland 32.7% 2008
60 Armenia 32.5% 2005
61 Indonesia 32% 2007
62 Kenya 31.9% 2009
63 Kyrgyzstan 31.5% 2006
64 El Salvador 31.4% 2008
65 Marshall Islands 31.3% 2007
=66 Morocco 31% 2004
=66 Saudi Arabia 31% 1996
68 East Timor 30.7% 2003
=69 Nicaragua 30.6% 2007
=69 New Caledonia 30.6% 2006
71 Honduras 29.7% 2006
=72 Liberia 29% 2007
=72 Malaysia 29% 1996
74 Syria 28.7% 2006
75 China 27.6% 2008
76 Lebanon 26.6% 2000
=77 Uzbekistan 26.4% 2006
=77 Cuba 26.4% 2006
79 Laos 26% 2006
80 Zimbabwe 25.9% 2009
81 Tajikistan 25.4% 2005
82 Iraq 25.1% 2006
83 Panama 25% 1996
84 Namibia 23.9% 2006
85 Equatorial Guinea 23.5% 2000
86 Croatia 23.3% 1996
87 Central African Republic 23.1% 2006
88 Paraguay 21.9% 2004
89 Jordan 21.8% 2007
90 Cameroon 21.2% 2006
91 Mauritius 21% 2002
92 Comoros 20.8% 2000
93 Botswana 20.3% 2007
94 Congo, Republic of the 19.1% 2005
95 Ukraine 18% 2007
96 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.6% 2006
97 Vietnam 16.9% 2006
98 Kazakhstan 16.8% 2006
99 Guinea-Bissau 16.1% 2006
100 Burkina Faso 16% 2009
101 Romania 15.8% 2004
102 Costa Rica 15.3% 2006
103 Jamaica 15.2% 2005
104 Serbia and Montenegro 15.1% 2005
105 Burma 14.7% 2003
106 Nigeria 13.1% 2008
107 Trinidad and Tobago 12.8% 2006
108 Kuwait 11.9% 1996
109 Azerbaijan 11.8% 2006
110 Qatar 11.7% 1998
111 Sierra Leone 11.2% 2008
=112 Turkmenistan 10.9% 2005
=112 Georgia 10.9% 2005
114 Maldives 10.4% 2001
115 Belize 10.2% 2006
116 Niger 9.9% 2009
117 Dominican Republic 9.4% 2007
118 Somalia 9.1% 2006
119 Belarus 9% 2005
120 South Africa 8% 2003
121 Venezuela 7.1% 1998
122 Algeria 6.9% 2006
=123 Gabon 6.2% 2000
=123 Tunisia 6.2% 2006
125 Thailand 5.4% 2005
126 Cote d'Ivoire 4.3% 2006
127 Chad 2.1% 2004
128 Suriname 2% 2006
129 Djibouti 1.3% 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Nutrition > 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 Macro International. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Nutrition/Exclusive-breastfeeding/%-of-children-under-6-months

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