Table 5

Most important reason for stopping breast feeding

n (n=65*)%
Felt there was not enough milk/did not know if baby had enough milk2132
Unable to get baby to attach/suck/difficulties attaching baby to the breast58
Mental health46
Use of medication/treatment35
Did not want to breast feed/did not want to breast feed any longer23
Lack of help/support/supervision with breast feeding23
Weight loss23
  • *This includes only those women who stopped breast feeding and provided a reason for stopping.

  • †Five participants provided a response to other (eg, breast surgery, baby not in mothers care, cow’s milk protein allergy).