Why Mothers Stop Breastfeeding: Mothers' Self-reported Reasons for Stopping During the First Year

  title={Why Mothers Stop Breastfeeding: Mothers' Self-reported Reasons for Stopping During the First Year},
  author={Ruowei Li and Sara Beck Fein and Jian Chen and Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn},
  pages={S69 - S76}
OBJECTIVES. Our goal was to determine why women stop breastfeeding at various times during their infant's first year. METHODS. We analyzed self-reported data from 1323 mothers who participated in the Infant Feeding Practice Study II. Mail questionnaires were sent to mothers ∼2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10½, and 12 months after their child's birth, in which they were asked to rate the importance of 32 reasons for their decision to stop breastfeeding. We applied exploratory factorial analysis to extract… 

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