2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding?*

Reason

Total
Respond.#

NO

YES

N

%

C.I.(95%)

N

%

C.I.(95%)

Not producing enough milk/milk dried up

342

192

56.3

50.0-62.5

150

43.7

37.5-50.0

Breast milk alone didn't satisfy baby

342

237

68.5

62.3-74.0

105

31.5

26.0-37.7

Baby had difficulty latching or nursing

342

253

73.4

67.4-78.7

89

26.6

21.3-32.6

Sore nipples

342

283

80.2

74.5-84.9

59

19.8

15.1-25.5

Went back to work or school

342

279

80.5

75.1-85.1

63

19.5

14.9-24.

It was too hard or painful

342

276

81.0

75.5-85.5

66

19.0

14.5-24.5

Baby not gaining enough weight

342

307

88.0

83.2-91.6

35

12.0

8.4-16.8

Too many other household duties

342

312

89.3

84.5-92.7

30

10.7

7.3-15.5

Other unspecified reasons

342

302

91.6

87.6-94.4

40

8.4

5.6-12.4

Became sick and could not breastfeed

342

317

92.9

88.9-95.5

25

7.1

4.5-11.1

Felt it was right time to stop

342

329

95.7

92.1-97.7

13

4.3

2.3- 7.9

Baby became jaundiced

342

330

95.8

92.0-97.8

12

4.2

2.2- 8.0

 

*Asked only of mothers not currently breastfeeding their baby. Mothers could cite more than one reason.

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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