Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Indicators for assessing breastfeeding practices

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 14
Publication date: 1991
Languages: English, French
WHO reference number: WHO/CDD/SER/91.14, Corr. 1.



This is a reprinted report of an informal meeting held in Geneva in 1991. It summarizes the discussion and consensus reached on breastfeeding indictors derived from household survey data, providing precise definitions of selected indicators.