World Breastfeeding Week, held annually from August 1-7, is a week where over 180 countries come together to promote and support breastfeeding. And although World Breastfeeding Week 2018 has come to a close, you can still take part in advocating for breastfeeding and its role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with DHS data:
- Use STATcompiler to discover and share the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding for children under 6 months.
- Use STATcompiler to discover what percent of children age 6-9 months are breastfeeding and consuming complementary foods.
- Share and retweet the new World Breastfeeding Week 2018 infographic using DHS data from 5 recently released Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).
The DHS Program has collected breastfeeding data for over 30 years and has more than 50 breastfeeding indicators available in 80+ countries on STATcompiler. Continue to share DHS data on breastfeeding and stay connected for updates and resources!
Photo Credit: © 2012 Javier Arcenillas, Courtesy of Photoshare