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What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? Check all that apply.








Percent
My baby had difficulty nursing 29.7
Breast milk alone did not satisfy my baby 38.0
I thought my baby was not gaining enough weight 14.3
My baby got sick and could not breastfeed 2.9
My nipples were sore, cracked, or bleeding 29.8
I thought I was not producing enough milk 42.8
I had too many other household duties 10.5
I felt it was the right time to stop breastfeeding 11.7
I got sick and could not breastfeed 12.2
I went back to work or school 17.7
I wanted or needed someone else to feed the baby 10.0
My baby was jaundiced (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) 12.0
Other 28.6
(n = 564) Denominator is respondents whose new baby is alive and living with them now and had breastfed their baby after delivery, but are no longer breastfeeding.

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2005 through March 2006. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2005 through 12/31/2005.
  • 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.
*2005 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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