Indicators for assessing infant and young child feeding practices

Part II Measurement


World Health Organization, UNICEF, USAID, AED, UCDAVIS, IFPRI

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Number of pages: 81
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, French
ISBN: 978 92 4 159929 0



This document is a companion to the document Indicators for assessing infant and young child feeding practices. Part 1: Definitions published by WHO and partners in 2008. It provides tools for the collection and calculation of the indicators. It is intended for use by managers of large-scale population-based surveys that will collect information on the status of feeding practices among infants and young children less than 2 years of age.

It is hoped that the indicators will be widely measured in countries to assess the coverage of effective feeding practices among young children and to progress in the implementation of the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.