HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Breastfeeding
5 questions polled on this topic
19% response rate
31,360 responded out of 168,857 polled
Aug 7. 2019
Do fathers/male caregivers have a role to play in breastfeeding?
Aug 7. 2019
When should breastfeeding begin?
Aug 7. 2019
How often should a child be breastfed?
Aug 7. 2019
Should a mother breastfeed in public?
Aug 7. 2019
Is it safe for a mother with HIV to breastfeed her baby?

POLL RESULTS

AUG 7. 2019
Do fathers/male caregivers have a role to play in breastfeeding?
31,360 responded out of 168,857 polled
Female
44%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
44%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
3%
No
 
No
3%
No
 
No
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
45%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
45%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
3%
No
 
No
3%
No
 
No
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
79%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
9%
No
 
No
12%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
83%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
10%
No
 
No
7%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
88%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
7%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
93%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
4%
No
 
No
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
96%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
2%
No
 
No
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
94%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
4%
No
 
No
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know
90%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
90%
Yes, supporting the mother
 
Yes, supporting the mother
6%
No
 
No
6%
No
 
No
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know
AUG 7. 2019
When should breastfeeding begin?
28,917 responded out of 31,360 polled
Female
95%
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
 
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
2%
One day after birth
 
One day after birth
1%
One week after birth
 
One week after birth
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
92%
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
 
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
3%
One day after birth
 
One day after birth
1%
One week after birth
 
One week after birth
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
89%
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
 
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
3%
One day after birth
 
One day after birth
2%
One week after birth
 
One week after birth
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
88%
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
 
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
4%
One day after birth
 
One day after birth
2%
One week after birth
 
One week after birth
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
92%
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
 
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
3%
One day after birth
 
One day after birth
1%
One week after birth
 
One week after birth
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
95%
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
 
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
2%
One day after birth
 
One day after birth
1%
One week after birth
 
One week after birth
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
98%
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
 
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
1%
One day after birth
 
One day after birth
0%
One week after birth
 
One week after birth
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
97%
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
 
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
2%
One day after birth
 
One day after birth
0%
One week after birth
 
One week after birth
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know
93%
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
 
Immediately after birth (within 1hr)
3%
One day after birth
 
One day after birth
1%
One week after birth
 
One week after birth
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know
AUG 7. 2019
How often should a child be breastfed?
27,123 responded out of 28,917 polled
Female
70%
As often as they desire
 
As often as they desire
24%
Six times a day
 
Six times a day
1%
Three times a day
 
Three times a day
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
73%
As often as they desire
 
As often as they desire
21%
Six times a day
 
Six times a day
1%
Three times a day
 
Three times a day
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
63%
As often as they desire
 
As often as they desire
24%
Six times a day
 
Six times a day
7%
Three times a day
 
Three times a day
7%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
65%
As often as they desire
 
As often as they desire
25%
Six times a day
 
Six times a day
2%
Three times a day
 
Three times a day
8%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
69%
As often as they desire
 
As often as they desire
23%
Six times a day
 
Six times a day
1%
Three times a day
 
Three times a day
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
73%
As often as they desire
 
As often as they desire
21%
Six times a day
 
Six times a day
1%
Three times a day
 
Three times a day
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
78%
As often as they desire
 
As often as they desire
19%
Six times a day
 
Six times a day
1%
Three times a day
 
Three times a day
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
81%
As often as they desire
 
As often as they desire
16%
Six times a day
 
Six times a day
0%
Three times a day
 
Three times a day
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know
72%
As often as they desire
 
As often as they desire
22%
Six times a day
 
Six times a day
1%
Three times a day
 
Three times a day
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know
AUG 7. 2019
Should a mother breastfeed in public?
26,054 responded out of 27,123 polled
Female
73%
Yes, anywhere
 
Yes, anywhere
24%
Depends on the situation
 
Depends on the situation
3%
No
 
No
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
69%
Yes, anywhere
 
Yes, anywhere
27%
Depends on the situation
 
Depends on the situation
3%
No
 
No
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
63%
Yes, anywhere
 
Yes, anywhere
26%
Depends on the situation
 
Depends on the situation
7%
No
 
No
3%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
65%
Yes, anywhere
 
Yes, anywhere
29%
Depends on the situation
 
Depends on the situation
5%
No
 
No
2%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
66%
Yes, anywhere
 
Yes, anywhere
30%
Depends on the situation
 
Depends on the situation
3%
No
 
No
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
73%
Yes, anywhere
 
Yes, anywhere
24%
Depends on the situation
 
Depends on the situation
2%
No
 
No
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
80%
Yes, anywhere
 
Yes, anywhere
18%
Depends on the situation
 
Depends on the situation
1%
No
 
No
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
83%
Yes, anywhere
 
Yes, anywhere
15%
Depends on the situation
 
Depends on the situation
2%
No
 
No
0%
Don't know
 
Don't know
70%
Yes, anywhere
 
Yes, anywhere
26%
Depends on the situation
 
Depends on the situation
3%
No
 
No
1%
Don't know
 
Don't know
AUG 7. 2019
Is it safe for a mother with HIV to breastfeed her baby?
25,081 responded out of 26,054 polled
Female
25%
Yes, under any circumstance
 
Yes, under any circumstance
61%
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
 
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
9%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

Male
30%
Yes, under any circumstance
 
Yes, under any circumstance
55%
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
 
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
10%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know
0-14
24%
Yes, under any circumstance
 
Yes, under any circumstance
53%
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
 
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
16%
No
 
No
7%
Don't know
 
Don't know

15-19
26%
Yes, under any circumstance
 
Yes, under any circumstance
56%
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
 
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
13%
No
 
No
6%
Don't know
 
Don't know

20-24
26%
Yes, under any circumstance
 
Yes, under any circumstance
58%
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
 
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
11%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

25-30
29%
Yes, under any circumstance
 
Yes, under any circumstance
58%
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
 
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
9%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

31-34
32%
Yes, under any circumstance
 
Yes, under any circumstance
57%
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
 
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
6%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

35+
37%
Yes, under any circumstance
 
Yes, under any circumstance
54%
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
 
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
6%
No
 
No
4%
Don't know
 
Don't know
28%
Yes, under any circumstance
 
Yes, under any circumstance
57%
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
 
Yes if she is taking regular ant-HIV
10%
No
 
No
5%
Don't know
 
Don't know

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