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|
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