Indonesia

Conducting research for advocacy on infant and child feeding

Activities

  • Build upon the existing literature on infant and young child feeding practices and use of commercial food products in Indonesia
  • Conduct research in retail environments, media outlets, and health facilities to systematically measure promotion of foods consumed by infants and young children
  • Inform national policies and programs on how to best protect optimal infant and young child feeding practices

Key Indicators

36%

stunting among children under 5

14%

wasting among children under 5

40

under 5 mortality (per 1,000 live births)

49%

early initiation of breastfeeding

41%

exclusive breastfeeding under 6 months

77%

continued breastfeeding at age one

55%

continued breastfeeding at age 2

37%

minimum acceptable diet age 6-23 months

Legal Status of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes:
Many provisions in law

Sources: Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik—BPS), National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), and Kementerian Kesehatan (Kemenkes—MOH), and ICF International. 2013. Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey 2012. Jakarta, Indonesia: BPS, BKKBN, Kemenkes, and ICF International; UNICEF, World Health Organization, World Bank. UNICEF-WHO-World Bank: 2014 Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates: Levels and Trends (July 2015 update); WHO. UNICEF. IBFAN. Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: National Implementation of the International Code. Status Report 2016. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2016.

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