Figure 5.6 Dietary intake among infant and young child aged 6–23 months, 2013
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Sources: National Health Commission (formerly the National Health and Family Planning Commission), China Nutrition and Non-Communicable Disease Report (2015), 2015 (exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months); data for other indicators are derived from China CDC, 2013 China Nutrition and Health Surveillance
Figure 5.5 and 5.6
Results from the 2013 China Nutrition and Health Surveillance found that, in 2013, the national rate for early initiation of breastfeeding within one hour of birth was 28.7 per cent, for exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months was 20.8 per cent, for continued breastfeeding at 12–15 months was 24.1 per cent, and for continued breastfeeding at 20–23 months was only 7.0 per cent.
Though the rate of timely complementary feeding was as high as 83.0 per cent, the rate of minimum dietary diversity, minimum meal frequency and minimum acceptable diet was only 52.5 per cent, 69.8 per cent and 27.4 per cent for 6–23 months infants and young children, respectively.
These two charts show suboptimal infant and young child feeding from birth to 23 months old in general, and show urban and rural differences.