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    Can anyone help me with the ‘definition of exclusive breastfeeding’ used in DHS surveys, please?

    I went through Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2001, 2006 and 2011 and found that the definition is not exactly recommended by the WHO 1991 or 2007-2010 IYCF indicator. My summary from three NDHS are as bellow but I am requesting your feedback to verify me;-

    NDHS 2001: only breast milk in the 24 hours before the survey are defined as being exclusively breastfed,
    NDHS 2006: Not reported whether only breast milk was allowed or other foods as such permitted by WHO and UNICEF allowed.
    NDHS 2011: Breast milk and no other liquid, solid food, or plain water)

    Vishnu Khanal
    PhD Candidate.

  2. Dear Vishnu Khanal,

    Thank you for your comments. I encourage you to visit the User Forum (http://userforum.dhsprogram.com/). You can search for exclusive breastfeeding and if you can’t find the answer to your question, post it on the forum in the appropriate category. Someone there will be happy to help you out!

    – The DHS Program

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