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What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding?
Check all that apply.
||My baby had difficulty nursing
|Breast milk alone did not satisfy my baby
|I thought my baby was not gaining enough weight
|My baby became sick and could not breastfeed
|My nipples were sore, cracked, or bleeding
|I thought I was not producing enough milk
|I had too many other household duties
|I felt it was the right time to stop breastfeeding
|I became sick and could not breastfeed
|I went back to work or school
|My husband or partner wanted me to stop breastfeeding
|I wanted or needed someone else to feed the baby
|(n = 388)|
Denominator is respondents whose new baby is alive and living with them now, had breastfed their baby after delivery, but are no longer breastfeeding, and who chose the responses above.
*2002 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.
- All results are weighted.
- These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from March 2002 through March 2003. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2002 through 12/31/2002.
- The number of respondents (n) is the number of women who chose the responses above.
- Percents may not add to 100.0 due to rounding.
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