2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby?

Reason*

Total
Respond.#

NO

YES

N

%

C.I.(95%)

N

%

C.I.(95%)

Did not want to breastfeed

140

101

70.5

82.5-94.7

39

29.5

21.2-39.3

Did not like breastfeeding

140

119

82.7

73.8-89.1

21

17.3

10.9-26.2

Tried but it was too hard

140

122

86.2

77.7-91.8

18

13.8

8.2-22.3

Other unspecified reasons

140

115

86.4

78.6-91.6

25

13.6

8.4-21.4

Was sick or on medicine

140

119

86.9

78.7-92.2

21

13.1

7.8-21.3

Went back to work or school

140

128

89.4

81.6-94.2

12

10.6

5.8-18.4

Other children to take care of

140

126

90.2

82.5-94.7

14

9.8

5.3-17.5

Too many household duties

140

135

95.1

87.9-98.1

5

4.9

1.9-12.1

 

*Asked only of mothers that did not breastfeed their baby after delivery. Mothers could cite more than one reason for not breastfeeding their new baby.

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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