HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Breastfeeding in Malawi
6 questions polled on this topic
53% response rate
93,502 responded out of 174,996 polled
Jul 27. 2018
Do you think breastfeeding is important for children to survive and be healthy?
Jul 27. 2018
Up to what age do you think a child should be breastfed?
Jul 27. 2018
What is exclusive breastfeeding?
Jul 27. 2018
At what age should a child start eating other foods in addition to breastmilk?
Jul 27. 2018
Are you confident that you have the correct knowledge about breastfeeding?
Jul 27. 2018
What is your main source of information about breastfeeding?

POLL RESULTS

JUL 27. 2018
Do you think breastfeeding is important for children to survive and be healthy?
93,502 responded out of 174,996 polled
Female
96%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
2%
B. No
 
B. No
2%
C. Don't Know
 
C. Don't Know

Male
96%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
2%
B. No
 
B. No
2%
C. Don't Know
 
C. Don't Know
0-14
90%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
4%
B. No
 
B. No
6%
C. Don't Know
 
C. Don't Know

15-19
94%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
3%
B. No
 
B. No
3%
C. Don't Know
 
C. Don't Know

20-24
96%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
2%
B. No
 
B. No
2%
C. Don't Know
 
C. Don't Know

25-30
97%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
2%
B. No
 
B. No
1%
C. Don't Know
 
C. Don't Know

31-34
97%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
2%
B. No
 
B. No
1%
C. Don't Know
 
C. Don't Know

35+
97%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
2%
B. No
 
B. No
1%
C. Don't Know
 
C. Don't Know
96%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
2%
B. No
 
B. No
2%
C. Don't Know
 
C. Don't Know
JUL 27. 2018
Up to what age do you think a child should be breastfed?
80,418 responded out of 87,143 polled
Female
11%
A. 4 months
 
A. 4 months
17%
B. 6 months
 
B. 6 months
10%
C. 12 months
 
C. 12 months
62%
D. 24 months or more
 
D. 24 months or more

Male
10%
A. 4 months
 
A. 4 months
23%
B. 6 months
 
B. 6 months
14%
C. 12 months
 
C. 12 months
53%
D. 24 months or more
 
D. 24 months or more
0-14
14%
A. 4 months
 
A. 4 months
18%
B. 6 months
 
B. 6 months
19%
C. 12 months
 
C. 12 months
49%
D. 24 months or more
 
D. 24 months or more

15-19
14%
A. 4 months
 
A. 4 months
22%
B. 6 months
 
B. 6 months
15%
C. 12 months
 
C. 12 months
50%
D. 24 months or more
 
D. 24 months or more

20-24
10%
A. 4 months
 
A. 4 months
21%
B. 6 months
 
B. 6 months
14%
C. 12 months
 
C. 12 months
55%
D. 24 months or more
 
D. 24 months or more

25-30
9%
A. 4 months
 
A. 4 months
19%
B. 6 months
 
B. 6 months
10%
C. 12 months
 
C. 12 months
61%
D. 24 months or more
 
D. 24 months or more

31-34
9%
A. 4 months
 
A. 4 months
17%
B. 6 months
 
B. 6 months
9%
C. 12 months
 
C. 12 months
65%
D. 24 months or more
 
D. 24 months or more

35+
13%
A. 4 months
 
A. 4 months
16%
B. 6 months
 
B. 6 months
9%
C. 12 months
 
C. 12 months
62%
D. 24 months or more
 
D. 24 months or more
11%
A. 4 months
 
A. 4 months
20%
B. 6 months
 
B. 6 months
13%
C. 12 months
 
C. 12 months
56%
D. 24 months or more
 
D. 24 months or more
JUL 27. 2018
What is exclusive breastfeeding?
69,456 responded out of 75,033 polled
Female
15%
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
 
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
73%
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
 
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
6%
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
 
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
6%
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
 
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit

Male
16%
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
 
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
70%
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
 
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
8%
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
 
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
7%
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
 
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
0-14
17%
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
 
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
63%
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
 
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
8%
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
 
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
12%
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
 
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit

15-19
18%
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
 
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
67%
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
 
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
7%
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
 
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
7%
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
 
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit

20-24
16%
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
 
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
70%
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
 
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
8%
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
 
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
6%
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
 
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit

25-30
14%
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
 
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
73%
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
 
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
7%
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
 
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
6%
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
 
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit

31-34
14%
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
 
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
74%
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
 
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
6%
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
 
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
7%
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
 
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit

35+
12%
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
 
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
78%
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
 
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
5%
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
 
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
5%
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
 
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
15%
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
 
A. Feed breastmilk with liquid food
70%
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
 
B. Feed breastmilk only for the firs
7%
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
 
C. Feed breastmilk and infant formu
6%
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
 
D. Feed Breastmilk and a little bit
JUL 27. 2018
At what age should a child start eating other foods in addition to breastmilk?
62,632 responded out of 66,092 polled
Female
7%
A. 3 months
 
A. 3 months
5%
B. 4 months
 
B. 4 months
72%
C. 6 months
 
C. 6 months
15%
D. 7 months
 
D. 7 months
1%
E. Others
 
E. Others

Male
7%
A. 3 months
 
A. 3 months
6%
B. 4 months
 
B. 4 months
62%
C. 6 months
 
C. 6 months
22%
D. 7 months
 
D. 7 months
3%
E. Others
 
E. Others
0-14
10%
A. 3 months
 
A. 3 months
6%
B. 4 months
 
B. 4 months
62%
C. 6 months
 
C. 6 months
18%
D. 7 months
 
D. 7 months
4%
E. Others
 
E. Others

15-19
9%
A. 3 months
 
A. 3 months
6%
B. 4 months
 
B. 4 months
62%
C. 6 months
 
C. 6 months
19%
D. 7 months
 
D. 7 months
3%
E. Others
 
E. Others

20-24
7%
A. 3 months
 
A. 3 months
5%
B. 4 months
 
B. 4 months
65%
C. 6 months
 
C. 6 months
20%
D. 7 months
 
D. 7 months
3%
E. Others
 
E. Others

25-30
6%
A. 3 months
 
A. 3 months
5%
B. 4 months
 
B. 4 months
68%
C. 6 months
 
C. 6 months
19%
D. 7 months
 
D. 7 months
2%
E. Others
 
E. Others

31-34
7%
A. 3 months
 
A. 3 months
5%
B. 4 months
 
B. 4 months
67%
C. 6 months
 
C. 6 months
19%
D. 7 months
 
D. 7 months
2%
E. Others
 
E. Others

35+
7%
A. 3 months
 
A. 3 months
5%
B. 4 months
 
B. 4 months
67%
C. 6 months
 
C. 6 months
19%
D. 7 months
 
D. 7 months
2%
E. Others
 
E. Others
7%
A. 3 months
 
A. 3 months
6%
B. 4 months
 
B. 4 months
66%
C. 6 months
 
C. 6 months
19%
D. 7 months
 
D. 7 months
3%
E. Others
 
E. Others
JUL 27. 2018
Are you confident that you have the correct knowledge about breastfeeding?
57,382 responded out of 60,111 polled
Female
82%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
8%
B. No
 
B. No
10%
C. Not Sure
 
C. Not Sure

Male
81%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
8%
B. No
 
B. No
11%
C. Not Sure
 
C. Not Sure
0-14
75%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
13%
B. No
 
B. No
12%
C. Not Sure
 
C. Not Sure

15-19
73%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
14%
B. No
 
B. No
14%
C. Not Sure
 
C. Not Sure

20-24
81%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
8%
B. No
 
B. No
11%
C. Not Sure
 
C. Not Sure

25-30
85%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
5%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
C. Not Sure
 
C. Not Sure

31-34
88%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
3%
B. No
 
B. No
9%
C. Not Sure
 
C. Not Sure

35+
90%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
4%
B. No
 
B. No
6%
C. Not Sure
 
C. Not Sure
81%
A. Yes
 
A. Yes
8%
B. No
 
B. No
11%
C. Not Sure
 
C. Not Sure
JUL 27. 2018
What is your main source of information about breastfeeding?
43,060 responded out of 44,896 polled
Female
72%
A. Health worker
 
A. Health worker
15%
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
 
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
8%
C. Friend or family
 
C. Friend or family
5%
D. Other
 
D. Other

Male
64%
A. Health worker
 
A. Health worker
22%
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
 
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
6%
C. Friend or family
 
C. Friend or family
8%
D. Other
 
D. Other
0-14
78%
A. Health worker
 
A. Health worker
13%
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
 
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
8%
C. Friend or family
 
C. Friend or family
1%
D. Other
 
D. Other

15-19
67%
A. Health worker
 
A. Health worker
18%
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
 
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
9%
C. Friend or family
 
C. Friend or family
7%
D. Other
 
D. Other

20-24
64%
A. Health worker
 
A. Health worker
20%
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
 
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
8%
C. Friend or family
 
C. Friend or family
8%
D. Other
 
D. Other

25-30
70%
A. Health worker
 
A. Health worker
19%
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
 
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
5%
C. Friend or family
 
C. Friend or family
6%
D. Other
 
D. Other

31-34
74%
A. Health worker
 
A. Health worker
18%
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
 
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
4%
C. Friend or family
 
C. Friend or family
4%
D. Other
 
D. Other

35+
76%
A. Health worker
 
A. Health worker
16%
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
 
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
4%
C. Friend or family
 
C. Friend or family
4%
D. Other
 
D. Other
67%
A. Health worker
 
A. Health worker
19%
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
 
B. Radio, TV or newspaper
7%
C. Friend or family
 
C. Friend or family
7%
D. Other
 
D. Other

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