Outcomes Infant and young child feeding practices

Infants (0-5 months): Non-exclusive breastfeeding


Proportion of infants 0–5 months who are not fed exclusively with breast milk. Source: https://www.unicef.org/nutrition/files/IYCF_Indicators_part_III_country_profiles.pdf.


For optimal infant health, the WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding (no formula, water, or other supplemental foods) until the age of 6 months. Infants who do not receive exclusive breastfeeding may be at greater risk for nutritional deficiencies and infectious diseases. Source: https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/infant-and-young-child-feeding.