Journal article

Predictors of exclusive breastfeeding and consumption of soft, semi-solid or solid food among infants in Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso: A cross-sectional survey (Cresswell, J., 2017. PLOS ONE)

Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Research
Location: Burkina Faso
Language(s): English
Audience: Program designers and implementers

Many mothers have low levels of knowledge regarding breastfeeding and demonstrate poor practices, according to this cross-sectional survey (n = 2288) of a representative sample of women aged 15–49 years with at least one live birth in the past year conducted during June and July 2015 in the Boucle du Mouhoun region of Burkina Faso. Only 2% of infants age 6-11 months had a minimum acceptable diet. The findings demonstrate a need for targeted interventions to improve infant nutrition in the area.