HEALTH AND NUTRITION
Poll for the Breastfeeding Week
12 questions polled on this topic
11% response rate
5,688 responded out of 51,037 polled
Jul 25. 2019
Tell us if u're a parent or soon to be one?
Jul 25. 2019
In ur opinion Is breastfeeding (breastmilk) enough for babies for the first 6 months of their lives?
Jul 25. 2019
Do you think babies in the first 6 months should be given something in addition to breastmilk to grow healthy and strong?
Jul 25. 2019
Do you think babies in the first 6 months should be given something in addition to breastmilk to grow healthy and strong?
Jul 25. 2019
What else should be given to babies?
Jul 25. 2019
Do you think a baby needs water during the first 6 months of life?
Jul 25. 2019
Why babies should NOT be given water?
Jul 25. 2019
Why babies should NOT be given water?
Jul 25. 2019
What are the other reasons babies should be given water?
Jul 25. 2019
What are the other reasons babies should NOT be given water?
Jul 25. 2019
Exclusive breastfeeding means children should receive Breast Milk ONLY. How long should they be breastfed?
Jul 25. 2019
In your opinion what are the benefits of giving breast milk ONLY to babies in the first 6 months?

POLL RESULTS

JUL 25. 2019
Tell us if u're a parent or soon to be one?
5,688 responded out of 51,037 polled
Female
35%
Yes
 
Yes
65%
No
 
No

Male
37%
Yes
 
Yes
63%
No
 
No
0-14
32%
Yes
 
Yes
68%
No
 
No

15-19
24%
Yes
 
Yes
76%
No
 
No

20-24
24%
Yes
 
Yes
76%
No
 
No

25-30
47%
Yes
 
Yes
53%
No
 
No

31-34
79%
Yes
 
Yes
21%
No
 
No

35+
82%
Yes
 
Yes
18%
No
 
No
38%
Yes
 
Yes
62%
No
 
No
JUL 25. 2019
In ur opinion Is breastfeeding (breastmilk) enough for babies for the first 6 months of their lives?
4,875 responded out of 5,688 polled
Female
75%
Yes
 
Yes
25%
No
 
No

Male
75%
Yes
 
Yes
25%
No
 
No
0-14
85%
Yes
 
Yes
15%
No
 
No

15-19
74%
Yes
 
Yes
26%
No
 
No

20-24
75%
Yes
 
Yes
25%
No
 
No

25-30
76%
Yes
 
Yes
24%
No
 
No

31-34
78%
Yes
 
Yes
22%
No
 
No

35+
84%
Yes
 
Yes
16%
No
 
No
75%
Yes
 
Yes
25%
No
 
No
JUL 25. 2019
Do you think babies in the first 6 months should be given something in addition to breastmilk to grow healthy and strong?
4,517 responded out of 4,875 polled
Female
51%
Yes
 
Yes
49%
No
 
No

Male
53%
Yes
 
Yes
47%
No
 
No
0-14
42%
Yes
 
Yes
58%
No
 
No

15-19
56%
Yes
 
Yes
44%
No
 
No

20-24
49%
Yes
 
Yes
51%
No
 
No

25-30
51%
Yes
 
Yes
49%
No
 
No

31-34
50%
Yes
 
Yes
50%
No
 
No

35+
41%
Yes
 
Yes
59%
No
 
No
53%
Yes
 
Yes
47%
No
 
No
JUL 25. 2019
Do you think babies in the first 6 months should be given something in addition to breastmilk to grow healthy and strong?
1,713 responded out of 2,130 polled
baby
nutrients
contains
child
milk
breast
babies
grow
needs
healthy
enough
growth
months
first
needed
food
breastmilk
essential
necessary
strong
need
well
good
natural
six
health
help
helps
breastfeeding
nutrient
also
can
system
water
will
contain
makes
right
mother
foods
think
development
children
yes
make
nutrition
stage
time
eat
antibodies
JUL 25. 2019
What else should be given to babies?
2,027 responded out of 2,387 polled
water
food
porridge
foods
milk
baby
lactogen
cerelac
like
babies
cereals
light
etc
nan
breast
koko
can
sma
cereal
healthy
supplements
given
soft
breastmilk
months
liquid
fruits
something
fruit
good
protein
don
porage
brown
fish
porriage
rice
think
latogen
mashed
nutritional
tom
first
know
nutritious
yes
corn
enough
beans
will
JUL 25. 2019
Do you think a baby needs water during the first 6 months of life?
3,576 responded out of 3,740 polled
Female
63%
Yes
 
Yes
37%
No
 
No

Male
66%
Yes
 
Yes
34%
No
 
No
0-14
67%
Yes
 
Yes
33%
No
 
No

15-19
72%
Yes
 
Yes
28%
No
 
No

20-24
66%
Yes
 
Yes
34%
No
 
No

25-30
64%
Yes
 
Yes
36%
No
 
No

31-34
48%
Yes
 
Yes
52%
No
 
No

35+
40%
Yes
 
Yes
60%
No
 
No
65%
Yes
 
Yes
35%
No
 
No
JUL 25. 2019
Why babies should NOT be given water?
1,188 responded out of 1,258 polled
Female
9%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
2%
Malnutrion
 
Malnutrion
69%
Breastmilk contains all d water
 
Breastmilk contains all d water
20%
All of the above
 
All of the above

Male
10%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
4%
Malnutrion
 
Malnutrion
67%
Breastmilk contains all d water
 
Breastmilk contains all d water
19%
All of the above
 
All of the above
0-14
0%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
0%
Malnutrion
 
Malnutrion
100%
Breastmilk contains all d water
 
Breastmilk contains all d water
0%
All of the above
 
All of the above

15-19
7%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
4%
Malnutrion
 
Malnutrion
74%
Breastmilk contains all d water
 
Breastmilk contains all d water
15%
All of the above
 
All of the above

20-24
10%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
2%
Malnutrion
 
Malnutrion
66%
Breastmilk contains all d water
 
Breastmilk contains all d water
22%
All of the above
 
All of the above

25-30
10%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
3%
Malnutrion
 
Malnutrion
70%
Breastmilk contains all d water
 
Breastmilk contains all d water
18%
All of the above
 
All of the above

31-34
8%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
2%
Malnutrion
 
Malnutrion
60%
Breastmilk contains all d water
 
Breastmilk contains all d water
30%
All of the above
 
All of the above

35+
9%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
3%
Malnutrion
 
Malnutrion
59%
Breastmilk contains all d water
 
Breastmilk contains all d water
28%
All of the above
 
All of the above
9%
Baby can get diarrhea infection
 
Baby can get diarrhea infection
3%
Malnutrion
 
Malnutrion
69%
Breastmilk contains all d water
 
Breastmilk contains all d water
19%
All of the above
 
All of the above
JUL 25. 2019
Why babies should NOT be given water?
1,937 responded out of 2,318 polled
Female
65%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
10%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
18%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
7%
Not enough breastmilk
 
Not enough breastmilk

Male
68%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
13%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
12%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
7%
Not enough breastmilk
 
Not enough breastmilk
0-14
50%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
12%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
38%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
0%
Not enough breastmilk
 
Not enough breastmilk

15-19
64%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
13%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
16%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
6%
Not enough breastmilk
 
Not enough breastmilk

20-24
69%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
11%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
14%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
6%
Not enough breastmilk
 
Not enough breastmilk

25-30
69%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
11%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
13%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
7%
Not enough breastmilk
 
Not enough breastmilk

31-34
60%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
7%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
19%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
14%
Not enough breastmilk
 
Not enough breastmilk

35+
65%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
12%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
18%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
6%
Not enough breastmilk
 
Not enough breastmilk
66%
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
 
Satisfy babies thirst in hot weather
12%
Calms baby when they cry
 
Calms baby when they cry
15%
Replace breast milk
 
Replace breast milk
7%
Not enough breastmilk
 
Not enough breastmilk
JUL 25. 2019
What are the other reasons babies should be given water?
232 responded out of 255 polled
water
baby
babies
body
milk
also
help
breastmilk
life
given
needs
thirst
breast
can
keep
satisfy
child
healthy
will
enough
hydrated
essential
good
grow
health
human
need
one
system
dehydration
every
give
growth
needed
strong
well
children
helps
living
months
nutrients
sometimes
clean
contains
get
giving
keeps
like
live
make
JUL 25. 2019
What are the other reasons babies should NOT be given water?
21 responded out of 23 polled
water
will
baby
can
medical
affected
babies
breastfeed
breastfeeding
choose
condition
confirm
contains
de
demands
eg
get
getting
happen
meant
mistake
money
need
nutrient
nutrients
ok
okay
part
practioners
send
sick
since
taken
think
us
vjkjvhkm
whiles
without
woman
wy
JUL 25. 2019
Exclusive breastfeeding means children should receive Breast Milk ONLY. How long should they be breastfed?
3,245 responded out of 3,378 polled
Female
5%
One month
 
One month
10%
Four months
 
Four months
70%
Six months
 
Six months
15%
Dont know
 
Dont know

Male
7%
One month
 
One month
8%
Four months
 
Four months
68%
Six months
 
Six months
17%
Dont know
 
Dont know
0-14
0%
One month
 
One month
0%
Four months
 
Four months
85%
Six months
 
Six months
15%
Dont know
 
Dont know

15-19
4%
One month
 
One month
8%
Four months
 
Four months
68%
Six months
 
Six months
20%
Dont know
 
Dont know

20-24
6%
One month
 
One month
11%
Four months
 
Four months
66%
Six months
 
Six months
17%
Dont know
 
Dont know

25-30
7%
One month
 
One month
9%
Four months
 
Four months
70%
Six months
 
Six months
14%
Dont know
 
Dont know

31-34
8%
One month
 
One month
8%
Four months
 
Four months
81%
Six months
 
Six months
4%
Dont know
 
Dont know

35+
4%
One month
 
One month
9%
Four months
 
Four months
84%
Six months
 
Six months
3%
Dont know
 
Dont know
7%
One month
 
One month
9%
Four months
 
Four months
68%
Six months
 
Six months
16%
Dont know
 
Dont know
JUL 25. 2019
In your opinion what are the benefits of giving breast milk ONLY to babies in the first 6 months?
2,965 responded out of 3,245 polled
healthy
baby
grow
growth
strong
babies
nutrients
helps
help
child
well
contains
makes
milk
breast
health
good
make
prevent
diseases
system
food
infections
also
nutrition
development
needs
right
will
needed
immune
essential
gives
healthier
provides
brain
prevents
breastmilk
keep
get
necessary
need
can
proper
mother
infection
fight
give
bones
first

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