Variable MN13U : Time baby put to breast (unit)
Valid case(s): 1339 (611.5)
Invalid: 6556 (7307.2)
Women aged 15-49 who gave birth to a child in the 2 years preceding the survey
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
How long after birth did you first put (name) to the breast?
If less than 1 hour, record '00' hours. If less than 24 hours, record hours. Otherwise, record days.
If the mother reports that the baby was put to the breast immediately after birth, circle '000'. Otherwise, record the time in completed hours or days. If less than 1 hour, circle '1' for 'Hours' and record '00' in the space provided. For example, if the woman said she began breastfeeding within 10 minutes of the birth, circle '1' and record '00' hours. If the mother began breastfeeding within 24 hours of the birth, circle '1' and record the number of hours that passed before the baby was put to the breast. If she began breastfeeding 24 hours or more after the birth, circle '2' and record the number of days. Record in completed number of days. For example, if the baby was first breastfed 30 hours after delivery, circle '2' and record '01' days. If the woman does not know or does not remember how long after birth she put the baby to the breast, circle '998'.