2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Moitoring System Survey Results
BREASTFEEDING
Reasons for not breastfeeding1
Reasons   Total Respondent NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Was sick or on medicine 125 103 84.7 75.5-90.8  22 15.3 9.2-24.5 
Other children to take care of 119 93 78.7 68.0-86.5  26 21.3 13.5-32.0 
Too many household duties 118 103 87.5 77.3-93.5  15 12.5 6.5-22.7 
Tried but it was too hard 134 95 75.9 66.3-83.4  39 24.1 16.6-33.7 
Did not like breastfeeding 124 90 72.3 61.1-81.3  34 27.7 18.7-38.9 
Did not want to breastfeed 119 65 57.3 46.2-67.7  54 42.7 32.3-53.8 
Went back to school 117 113 95.6 86.9-98.6  4 4.4 1.4-13.1 
Went back to work 124 100 77.8 66.9-85.8  24 22.2 14.2-33.1 
Other unspecifed reasons 128 95 73.5 62.9-81.9  33 26.5 18.1-37.1 
1Asked 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 2018 was 53%. 
#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.
This page was generated on 9/19/2019