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Table 4 Stated reasons for discontinuing breastfeeding (n = 96)

From: “Real-world” effect of a peer counselor on breastfeeding outcomes in an urban prenatal clinic in the United States

Reason No Full-time PC
(n = 47)
Full-time PC
(n = 49)
Decreased milk supply 20 (42.6%) 19 (38.8%)
Time-consuming 12 (25.5%) 8 (16.3%)
Latch difficulties 7 (14.9%) 12 (25.5%)
Maternal health factors (i.e. taking unsafe medication) 6 (12.8%) 6 (12.2%)
Overwhelmed 6 (12.8%) 4 (8.2%)
Pain/bleeding 2 (4.3%) 4 (8.2%)
Infant Health (i.e. allergy) 1 (2.1%) 3 (6.1%)
  1. Data displayed as n (%)