Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ONE HALF OF THE CHILDREN BORN ARE BEING BREASTFED WITHIN ONE HOUR OF THEIR BIRTH IN EIGHT EAG STATES OF INDIA


Bihar

Children breastfeed within one hour of birth showed improvement from 6 percent during NFHS (2005-06) to 30 percent during AHS (2010-11).

Jharkhand
About 38 percent of Children were breastfeed within one hour of birth.

Madhya Pradesh
    
Children breastfed within one hour of birth showed significant improvement during NFHS (2005-06) (16%) to AHS (2010-11) (62%).

Chhattisgarh

Children breastfeed within one hour of birth showed improvement during NFHS (2005-06) to AHS (2010-11).

Odisha

Children breastfeed within one hour of birth showed improvement during NFHS (2005-06) to AHS (2010-11).

Rajasthan
Children breastfeed within one hour of birth showed improvement during NFHS (2005-06) to AHS (2010-11).

Uttar Pradesh
Children breastfeed within one hour of birth showed marked improvement during NFHS (2005-06) to AHS (2010-11).

Uttarakhand
Children breastfeed within one hour of birth showed considerable improvement during NFHS (2005-06) to AHS (2010-11).

Let us consider the information regarding children breastfed within one hour of their birth for EAG States of India as seen in AHS (2010-11).
State
Children Breastfed within one Hour of Birth (%)
Bihar
30.3
Jharkhand
37.9
Madhya Pradesh
61.5
Chhattisgarh
63.9
Odisha
71.5
Rajasthan
48.6
Uttar Pradesh
32.9
Uttarakhand
63.2
All EAG States (Simple Average %)
51.2

Thus in these eight EAG states which populate about half of the India’s population more than half of the children born there are being breastfed within one hour of their birth.

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