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1 BREASTFEEDING MODULE Under-5s Questionnaire

2 Goals World Fit for Children Goal: To protect, promote and support exclusive breastfeeding of infants for six months and continued breastfeeding with safe, appropriate and adequate complementary feeding up to two years of age and beyond. Childrens Questionnaire BREASTFEEDING MODULE

3 WHO/UNICEF Feeding Recommendations Exclusive breastfeeding for first six months Continued breastfeeding for two years or more Safe, appropriate and adequate complementary foods beginning at 6 months Frequency of complementary feeding: 2 times per day for 6-8 month olds; 3 times per day for 9-11 month olds. Childrens Questionnaire BREASTFEEDING MODULE

4 Indicators Exclusive breastfeeding rate (< 6 mos; < 4 mos) Continued Breastfeeding rate (12-15 mos. and mos.) Timely complementary feeding rate (6-9 mos.) Frequency of complementary feeding (6-11 mos.) Adequately fed infants (0-11 mos.) Childrens Questionnaire BREASTFEEDING MODULE

5 Eligibility All children under five years of age Childrens Questionnaire BREASTFEEDING MODULE

6 Methodological Issues Current Status Approach is used to calculate indicators – asks about feeding practices within 24 hours before the survey Precision of indicators poor - Numbers of children in age ranges of interest (< 4 mos., < 6 mos., 6-9 mos., mos., mos.) are likely to be small; Precision of indicators lower than others Childrens Questionnaire BREASTFEEDING MODULE

7 Content Caretakers are asked about the following for each child under five – Whether child was ever and is currently breastfed – What liquids or foods child was fed in preceding 24 hours – How many times child was given non-liquid foods in 24 hours prior to interview Childrens Questionnaire BREASTFEEDING MODULE

8 Preparation Appropriate local terms for liquids and foods must be supplied Childrens Questionnaire BREASTFEEDING MODULE

9 BREASTFEEDING MODULEBF BF1. Has ( name ) ever been breastfed?Yes1 No2 DK8 2 BF3 8 BF3 BF2. Is he/she still being breastfed?Yes1 No2 DK8 BF3. Since this time yesterday, did he/she receive any of the following: Read each item aloud and record response before proceeding to the next item. BF3a. vitamin, mineral supplements or medicine? BF3b. plain water? BF3c. sweetened, flavoured water or fruit juice or tea or infusion? BF3d. oral rehydration solution (ORS)? BF3e. infant formula? BF3f. tinned, powdered or fresh milk? BF3g. any other liquids? BF3h. solid or semi-solid (mushy) food? Y N DK A. Vitamin supplements1 2 8 B. Plain water1 2 8 C. Sweetened water or juice1 2 8 D. ORS1 2 8 E. Infant formula1 2 8 F. Milk1 2 8 G. Other liquids1 2 8 H. Solid or semi-solid food1 2 8 BF4. Check BF3H: Child received solid or semi-solid (mushy) food? Yes. Continue with BF5 No or DK. Go to Next Module BF5. Since this time yesterday, how many times did ( name ) eat solid, semisolid, or soft foods other than liquids? If 7 or more times, record 7. No. of times___ Dont know8


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