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Characterizing reasons for breastfeeding cessation throughout the first year postpartum using the construct of thriving.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12931779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 wanting someone else to feed the infant were the predominant reasons cited for breastfeeding cessation in the first 5 months. The 4 factors accounted for 97% of reasons given in the first 2 months, 86% of reasons given in months 3 to 5, and 58% of reasons from months 6 to 12. An additional factor--expectation regarding appropriate age for breastfeeding cessation--was also important in later months.
Victoria L Kirkland; Sara B Fein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0890-3344     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-22     Completed Date:  2003-12-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-85     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Washington, School of Nursing, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Breast Feeding / psychology*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Milk, Human / chemistry,  secretion*
Mothers / psychology*
Postpartum Period
Time Factors
United States

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