What is it about?

We looked at how children are fed in Indonesia and what factors affect it. We studied things like breastfeeding, diverse diets, and eating different types of foods. We used data from surveys to see what makes a difference. We found that things like the child's age, the care the mother got during pregnancy, and the family's money and work situation all play a role in how children are fed. Our study can help the Indonesian government make better plans to improve children's feeding habits, especially in different parts of the country.

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Why is it important?

Our study dives into the feeding practices of children in Indonesia, shedding light on factors influencing their diets. This research combines data from two major surveys, providing a comprehensive picture of child feeding practices. By pinpointing the roles of factors like age, economic status, and regional differences, we offer valuable insights for policymakers to tailor interventions. With child nutrition being a global concern, this study's specific focus on Indonesia contributes to broader discussions on improving child health and development. Our findings could guide targeted strategies that impact children's diets, potentially leading to healthier futures.


I find this publication to be particularly significant in addressing a critical aspect of child health and nutrition. The study's focus on child feeding practices in Indonesia not only sheds light on the challenges faced by this specific population but also provides insights that can resonate with many other countries grappling with similar issues. The use of combined data from two surveys adds depth and comprehensiveness to the analysis, making the findings more robust and applicable.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of age‐appropriate breastfeeding, dietary diversity, and consumption of animal source foods among Indonesian children, Maternal and Child Nutrition, October 2019, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12889.
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