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








Percent
My baby had difficulty nursing 27.1
Breast milk alone did not satisfy my baby 37.4
I thought my baby was not gaining enough weight 11.6
My baby got sick and could not breastfeed 3.4
My nipples were sore, cracked, or bleeding 26.5
I thought I was not producing enough milk 46.3
I had too many other household duties 17.0
I felt it was the right time to stop breastfeeding 17.3
I got sick and could not breastfeed 11.3
I went back to work or school 16.6
I wanted or needed someone else to feed the baby 11.4
My baby was jaundiced (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) 14.8
Other 27.9
(n = 589) 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 2006 through March 2007. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2006 through 12/31/2006.
  • 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.
*2006 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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