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Table 2 Reasons for breastfeeding cessation reported 1–3.5 years post-partum (re-interview) compared to initial interviews within 3 weeks of breastfeeding cessation. Includes only women who had stopped breastfeeding within 3 months of the baby's birth (n = 124)

From: Recall of age of weaning and other breastfeeding variables

  Reported During Initial Interviews (3, 6, 9, or 12 weeks post-partum)     
  Yes No     
  Re-interview Re-interview     
Reasona Yes No Yes No Sensitivityb Specificityc Cohen's Kappa McNemar's
Test p-value
Not enough milk 20 17 14 73 54% 84% 0.39** 0.720
Back to work 31 9 13 71 78% 85% 0.60** 0.523
Inconvenient 7 22 5 90 24% 95% 0.24** 0.002
Painful 8 14 8 94 36% 92% 0.32** 0.286
Mastitis 3 0 1 120 100% 99% 0.85** 1.000
Family objected 0 0 1 123 -- 99% -- --
Baby stopped 0 8 9 107 0% 92% -0.07 1.000
  1. a Reasons are not mutually exclusive; women could report more than one reason.
  2. b Percentage of women reporting this reason at re-interview, out of those originally reporting it.
  3. c Percentage of women not reporting this reason at re-interview, out of those not originally reporting it.
  4. * p < 0.05 ** p < 0.01