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Table 1 Percentage distributions of reasons for discontinuing exclusive breastfeeding before six months of age in 8,434 infants in Iran

From: Reasons given by mothers for discontinuing breastfeeding in Iran

Reasons for discontinuing exclusive breastfeeding* Mean (95% CI)
Physician’s recommendation 54 (53, 55)
Insufficient breast milk 28 (27, 29)
Family recommendation 20 (19, 21)
Crying baby 17(16, 18)
Non-specific reason 17(16, 18)
  1. *Mothers could give more than one reason.