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








Percent
My baby had difficulty nursing 30.2
Breast milk alone did not satisfy my baby 44.7
I thought my baby was not gaining enough weight 14.0
My baby got sick and could not breastfeed 2.7
My nipples were sore, cracked, or bleeding 23.2
I thought I was not producing enough milk 49.9
I had too many other household duties 11.5
I felt it was the right time to stop breastfeeding 7.6
I got sick and could not breastfeed 7.0
I went back to work or school 15.3
I wanted or needed someone else to feed the baby 11.9
My baby was jaundiced (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) 9.4
Other 28.5
(n = 544) 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 2007 through March 2008. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2007 through 12/31/2007.
  • 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.
*2007 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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