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Title:Bottle use for infant feeding in developing countries: data from the Demographic and Health Surveys: has the bottle battle been lost?
Authors:Boerma, J.T.ISNI
Rutstein, S.O.ISNI
Sommerfelt, A.E.
Periodical:Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:baby food
External link:http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/37/3/116
Abstract:This paper uses data from 22 national surveys in developing countries (including ten countries in sub-Saharan Africa and three in North Africa) to estimate the use of bottles for feeding of infants under 6 months of age. These data were collected in the context of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) programme between 1986 and 1989. Bottle use appears to be very common in most countries. Only six of the 22 countries had levels of bottle use of less than 20 percent, and al these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa. The policy implications are discussed briefly. Ref.