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


I am still breast-feeding 59.2%
I didn't want to breast-feed 6.6%
I was planning to go to work or school 12.5%
I tried but my baby didn't breast-feed very well 16.3%
My baby was not with me 1.7%
I think it's better for my baby to be bottle fed 6.3%
I was taking medicine 5.6%
I felt it was the right time to stop 6.9%
My doctor told me not to breast-feed 2.4%
Other 20.7%
(n = 1,708)
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 March 2001 through January 2002. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2001 through 11/04/2001.
  • 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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