Characterizing reasons for breastfeeding cessation throughout the first year postpartum using the construct of thriving.

The authors examined whether 4 factors derived from the construct of thriving--Physical Adjustment, Infant Nutritional Status, Psychosocial Distress, and Lifestyle Patterns--explain reasons behind breastfeeding cessation. Factor analysis of longitudinal 1993-1994 data showed that mother's concern about her milk supply, wanting to leave the infant, or… CONTINUE READING