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Liquids given before breastmilk, first 3 days: Dates (last birth)

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For women who gave birth in the five years before the survey, NBFEDDATES_01 indicates whether their newborn child was given dates in the first three days after delivery (for the last birth).

Comparability — Index



NBFEDDATES_01 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

NBFEDDATES_01 is based on an open-ended question about foods given to newborns in the first three days after delivery, included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phases IV through VI. NBFEDDATES_01 is a country-specific response category.

In Phase IV, the standard questionnaire asks, "What was (NAME) given to drink before your milk began flowing regularly?"

In Phases V and VI, the standard questionnaires ask, "What was (NAME) given to drink?"

Comparability — Jordan [top]

The 2012 Jordan survey includes "Dates" as a write-in response category.


  • Jordan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49 whose last-born child under age 5 was ever breastfed.
  • Jordan: 2012-W, 2012-W