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

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For women who gave birth in the five years before the survey, NBFEDFEN_01 indicates whether their newborn child was given fenugreek in the first three days after delivery (for the last birth).


NBFEDFEN_01 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

NBFEDFEN_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. NBFEDFEN_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?"


  • Ethiopia 2005: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey and ever breastfed their last-born child.
  • Ethiopia: 2005-W, 2005-W