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Oregon PRAMS: 1998-99 Results

Did any of these things prevent you from breast-feeding or stop you after you had started?
Check all that apply.

Percent

I am still breast-feeding 53.6%
I didn't want to breast-feed 7.2%
I was planning to go to work or school 17.3%
I tried, but my baby didn't breast-feed very well 18.1%
My baby was not with me 2.0%
I think it's better for my baby to be bottle fed 3.9%
I was taking medicine 4.1%
I felt it was the right time to stop 6.7%
My doctor told me not to breast-feed 2.7%
Other 17.7%
(n = 1,622)
Denominator is respondents whose new baby is alive and living with them now and who chose the responses above.

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from November 1998 through October 1999. Child's dates of birth were from 8/1/98 through 8/9/99.
  • 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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