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


My baby had difficulty nursing 28.9%
Breast milk alone did not satisfy my baby 39.8%
I thought my baby was not gaining enough weight 20.4%
My baby became sick and could not breastfeed 3.2%
My nipples were sore. cracked, or bleeding 23.3%
I thought I was not producing enough milk 49.6%
I had too many other household duties 18.6%
I felt it was the right stime to stpop breastfeeding 16.9%
I became sick and could not breastfeed 11.2%
I went back to work or school 24.3%
My husband or partner wanted me to stop breastfeeding 2.1%
I wanted or needed someone else to feed the baby 15.2%
Other 26.9%
(n = 446)

  • All results are weighted.
  • These results are for surveys that were mailed to mothers from April 2003 through March 2004. Child's dates of birth were from 1/1/2003 through 12/31/2003.
  • 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.
*2003 Data collected under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol.

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