Outcomes Infant and young child feeding practices

Infants (0-5 months): Early initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth


Proportion of children born in the last 24 months who were put to the breast within one hour of birth.


Early breastfeeding ensures the infant receives colostrum from the mother, which is rich in nutrients. Infants who are breastfed early have greater chance of survival and decreased number of infections during infancy.