Table 14


Table: Breastfeeding status by age


Percent distribution of youngest children under three years living with their mother by breastfeeding status and the percentage currently breastfeeding; and the percentage of all children under three years using a bottle with a nipple, according to age in months, Cambodia 2005

Age in months Percent distribution of young children under three living with their mother by breastfeeding status Percentage currently breast feeding Number of youngest children  under three years Percentage using a bottle with a nipple1 Number of children under three years
 

Breastfeeding and consuming

 
Not breast feeding Exclusively breastfed Plain water only Non milk liquids/juice Other milk Complementary foods Total
  0-1 0.5 74.0 18.4 0.0 6.4 0.7 100.0 99.5 206 5.8 209
  2-3 4.8 63.0 20.2 0.0 6.9 5.1 100.0 95.2 277 12.6 277
  4-5 4.8 45.6 27.9 0.1 2.4 19.2 100.0 95.2 256 13.5 258
  6-8 3.4 6.0 10.0 0.7 0.2 79.8 100.0 96.6 393 9.9 394
  9-11 5.3 0.3 3.3 0.0 0.0 91.1 100.0 94.7 371 14.3 379
  12-17 12.4 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.1 86.9 100.0 87.6 737 13.5 747
  18-23 40.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 59.4 100.0 59.5 719 10.1 770
  24-35 77.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.6 100.0 22.7 1,118 8.0 1,418
 
  0-3 3.0 67.7 19.4 0.0 6.7 3.2 100.0 97.0 483 9.6 486
 
  0-5 3.6 60.0 22.4 0.0 5.2 8.8 100.0 96.4 739 11.0 743
  6-9 4.0 4.8 8.9 0.5 0.1 81.7 100.0 96.0 512 11.5 514
  12-15 10.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 89.4 100.0 89.9 499 13.7 504
 
  12-23 26.3 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 73.3 100.0 73.7 1,456 11.8 1,517
 
  20-23 45.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 54.1 100.0 54.2 493 10.2 532

Note: Breastfeeding status refers to a 24-hour period (yesterday and the past night). Children who are classified as breastfeeding and consuming plain water only consumed no liquid or solid supplements.
The categories of not breastfeeding, exclusively breastfed, breastfeeding and consuming plain water, non-milk liquids/juice, other milk, and complementary foods (solids and semisolids) are hierarchical and mutually exclusive, and their percentages add to 100 percent. Thus children who receive breast milk and non-milk liquids and who do not receive complementary foods are classified in the non-milk liquid category even though they may also get plain water. Any children who get complementary food are classified in that category as long as they are breastfeeding as well.
1 Based on all children under three years