NUTRITION
Exclusive Breastfeeding Campaign
10 questions polled on this topic
4% response rate
92,648 responded out of 2,539,890 polled
Jul 25. 2019
Global Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies. Tell us a little bit about yourself: Are you a parent or soon to be parent?
Jul 25. 2019
In your opinion Is breastfeeding (breast milk) enough for babies for the first six months of their lives?
Jul 25. 2019
Do you think babies in the first six months should be given something in addition to breast milk to grow healthy and strong?
Jul 25. 2019
In your opinion why is breastfeeding (or giving breast milk) enough?
Jul 25. 2019
What else should be given to babies?
Jul 25. 2019
Do you think babies need water during the first six months of life?
Jul 25. 2019
In your opinion babies should NOT be given water because:
Jul 25. 2019
In your opinion babies should be given water because:
Jul 25. 2019
Exclusive breastfeeding means children should receive Breast Milk ONLY to grow in the first 6 months. How long should a baby be exclusively breastfed?
Jul 25. 2019
In your opinion what are the benefits of exclusively breastfeeding for babies in the first 6 months?

POLL RESULTS

JUL 25. 2019
Global Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies. Tell us a little bit about yourself: Are you a parent or soon to be parent?
92,648 responded out of 2,539,890 polled
Female
56%
Yes
 
Yes
44%
No
 
No

Male
51%
Yes
 
Yes
49%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
27%
Yes
 
Yes
73%
No
 
No

20-24
33%
Yes
 
Yes
67%
No
 
No

25-30
48%
Yes
 
Yes
52%
No
 
No

31-34
71%
Yes
 
Yes
29%
No
 
No

35+
86%
Yes
 
Yes
14%
No
 
No
55%
Yes
 
Yes
45%
No
 
No
JUL 25. 2019
In your opinion Is breastfeeding (breast milk) enough for babies for the first six months of their lives?
77,748 responded out of 97,401 polled
Female
76%
Yes
 
Yes
24%
No
 
No

Male
73%
Yes
 
Yes
27%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
70%
Yes
 
Yes
30%
No
 
No

20-24
71%
Yes
 
Yes
29%
No
 
No

25-30
73%
Yes
 
Yes
27%
No
 
No

31-34
77%
Yes
 
Yes
23%
No
 
No

35+
78%
Yes
 
Yes
22%
No
 
No
75%
Yes
 
Yes
25%
No
 
No
JUL 25. 2019
Do you think babies in the first six months should be given something in addition to breast milk to grow healthy and strong?
75,741 responded out of 83,178 polled
Female
39%
Yes
 
Yes
61%
No
 
No

Male
44%
Yes
 
Yes
56%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
51%
Yes
 
Yes
49%
No
 
No

20-24
45%
Yes
 
Yes
55%
No
 
No

25-30
41%
Yes
 
Yes
59%
No
 
No

31-34
38%
Yes
 
Yes
62%
No
 
No

35+
39%
Yes
 
Yes
61%
No
 
No
42%
Yes
 
Yes
58%
No
 
No
JUL 25. 2019
In your opinion why is breastfeeding (or giving breast milk) enough?
38,545 responded out of 46,675 polled
baby
contains
nutrients
healthy
child
babies
milk
breast
enough
grow
growth
needs
six
strong
breastmilk
first
needed
need
months
contain
food
make
nutrient
will
breastfeeding
necessary
natural
health
brain
makes
help
good
development
water
mother
helps
well
also
required
essential
month
yes
system
can
feeding
body
diseases
immune
nutrition
children
JUL 25. 2019
What else should be given to babies?
30,628 responded out of 34,952 polled
water
milk
food
baby
pap
like
babies
breast
nan
foods
custard
etc
yes
given
soya
beans
can
months
breastmilk
cerelac
cereals
good
akamu
formula
liquid
six
healthy
supplements
nothing
breastfeeding
will
month
cereal
give
light
clean
supplement
soft
golden
something
powder
infant
enough
egg
corn
tea
fruits
mother
sma
vitamins
JUL 25. 2019
Do you think babies need water during the first six months of life?
61,542 responded out of 66,857 polled
Female
51%
Yes
 
Yes
49%
No
 
No

Male
53%
Yes
 
Yes
47%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
63%
Yes
 
Yes
37%
No
 
No

20-24
57%
Yes
 
Yes
43%
No
 
No

25-30
53%
Yes
 
Yes
47%
No
 
No

31-34
47%
Yes
 
Yes
53%
No
 
No

35+
44%
Yes
 
Yes
56%
No
 
No
52%
Yes
 
Yes
48%
No
 
No
JUL 25. 2019
In your opinion babies should NOT be given water because:
28,499 responded out of 32,079 polled
Female
11%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
2%
Giving water contributes to malnutri
 
Giving water contributes to malnutri
2%
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
 
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
67%
Breastmilk contains all the water a
 
Breastmilk contains all the water a
19%
All of the above
 
All of the above

Male
10%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
2%
Giving water contributes to malnutri
 
Giving water contributes to malnutri
3%
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
 
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
65%
Breastmilk contains all the water a
 
Breastmilk contains all the water a
20%
All of the above
 
All of the above
0-14
0%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
0%
Giving water contributes to malnutri
 
Giving water contributes to malnutri
0%
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
 
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
0%
Breastmilk contains all the water a
 
Breastmilk contains all the water a
0%
All of the above
 
All of the above

15-19
13%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
4%
Giving water contributes to malnutri
 
Giving water contributes to malnutri
6%
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
 
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
62%
Breastmilk contains all the water a
 
Breastmilk contains all the water a
15%
All of the above
 
All of the above

20-24
12%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
3%
Giving water contributes to malnutri
 
Giving water contributes to malnutri
3%
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
 
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
64%
Breastmilk contains all the water a
 
Breastmilk contains all the water a
19%
All of the above
 
All of the above

25-30
10%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
2%
Giving water contributes to malnutri
 
Giving water contributes to malnutri
2%
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
 
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
66%
Breastmilk contains all the water a
 
Breastmilk contains all the water a
20%
All of the above
 
All of the above

31-34
10%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
2%
Giving water contributes to malnutri
 
Giving water contributes to malnutri
2%
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
 
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
68%
Breastmilk contains all the water a
 
Breastmilk contains all the water a
18%
All of the above
 
All of the above

35+
11%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
2%
Giving water contributes to malnutri
 
Giving water contributes to malnutri
3%
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
 
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
64%
Breastmilk contains all the water a
 
Breastmilk contains all the water a
21%
All of the above
 
All of the above
11%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
2%
Giving water contributes to malnutri
 
Giving water contributes to malnutri
2%
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
 
Water doesn’t contain nourishment
65%
Breastmilk contains all the water a
 
Breastmilk contains all the water a
19%
All of the above
 
All of the above
JUL 25. 2019
In your opinion babies should be given water because:
29,525 responded out of 35,452 polled
Female
41%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
22%
Helps digest breast milk
 
Helps digest breast milk
6%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
14%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
8%
Give water when there is not enough
 
Give water when there is not enough
10%
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
 
It is a blessing to the baby at birt

Male
40%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
26%
Helps digest breast milk
 
Helps digest breast milk
6%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
12%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
7%
Give water when there is not enough
 
Give water when there is not enough
10%
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
 
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
0-14
0%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
0%
Helps digest breast milk
 
Helps digest breast milk
0%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
0%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
0%
Give water when there is not enough
 
Give water when there is not enough
0%
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
 
It is a blessing to the baby at birt

15-19
33%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
29%
Helps digest breast milk
 
Helps digest breast milk
7%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
16%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
5%
Give water when there is not enough
 
Give water when there is not enough
10%
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
 
It is a blessing to the baby at birt

20-24
41%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
25%
Helps digest breast milk
 
Helps digest breast milk
6%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
12%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
6%
Give water when there is not enough
 
Give water when there is not enough
10%
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
 
It is a blessing to the baby at birt

25-30
40%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
25%
Helps digest breast milk
 
Helps digest breast milk
6%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
12%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
7%
Give water when there is not enough
 
Give water when there is not enough
10%
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
 
It is a blessing to the baby at birt

31-34
42%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
22%
Helps digest breast milk
 
Helps digest breast milk
5%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
13%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
9%
Give water when there is not enough
 
Give water when there is not enough
9%
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
 
It is a blessing to the baby at birt

35+
40%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
21%
Helps digest breast milk
 
Helps digest breast milk
6%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
12%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
10%
Give water when there is not enough
 
Give water when there is not enough
11%
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
 
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
40%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
24%
Helps digest breast milk
 
Helps digest breast milk
6%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
13%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
7%
Give water when there is not enough
 
Give water when there is not enough
10%
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
 
It is a blessing to the baby at birt
JUL 25. 2019
Exclusive breastfeeding means children should receive Breast Milk ONLY to grow in the first 6 months. How long should a baby be exclusively breastfed?
54,070 responded out of 60,560 polled
Female
5%
One month
 
One month
10%
No specific guidance
 
No specific guidance
8%
Four months
 
Four months
66%
Six months
 
Six months
11%
I dont know
 
I dont know

Male
5%
One month
 
One month
14%
No specific guidance
 
No specific guidance
6%
Four months
 
Four months
61%
Six months
 
Six months
14%
I dont know
 
I dont know
0-14
0%
One month
 
One month
0%
No specific guidance
 
No specific guidance
0%
Four months
 
Four months
0%
Six months
 
Six months
0%
I dont know
 
I dont know

15-19
7%
One month
 
One month
14%
No specific guidance
 
No specific guidance
6%
Four months
 
Four months
51%
Six months
 
Six months
22%
I dont know
 
I dont know

20-24
5%
One month
 
One month
14%
No specific guidance
 
No specific guidance
6%
Four months
 
Four months
59%
Six months
 
Six months
16%
I dont know
 
I dont know

25-30
4%
One month
 
One month
12%
No specific guidance
 
No specific guidance
7%
Four months
 
Four months
64%
Six months
 
Six months
13%
I dont know
 
I dont know

31-34
4%
One month
 
One month
10%
No specific guidance
 
No specific guidance
8%
Four months
 
Four months
67%
Six months
 
Six months
10%
I dont know
 
I dont know

35+
5%
One month
 
One month
11%
No specific guidance
 
No specific guidance
8%
Four months
 
Four months
68%
Six months
 
Six months
8%
I dont know
 
I dont know
5%
One month
 
One month
12%
No specific guidance
 
No specific guidance
7%
Four months
 
Four months
64%
Six months
 
Six months
13%
I dont know
 
I dont know
JUL 25. 2019
In your opinion what are the benefits of exclusively breastfeeding for babies in the first 6 months?
50,906 responded out of 58,146 polled
baby
healthy
grow
babies
growth
strong
child
makes
helps
health
make
brain
good
help
breast
will
milk
development
diseases
well
system
contains
nutrients
immune
breastfeeding
breastmilk
healthier
nutrition
giving
six
stronger
needs
months
first
water
immunity
prevent
exclusive
body
sharp
gives
mother
disease
proper
need
also
give
food
infection
develop

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