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Table 3 Percentage distributions of reasons for discontinuing breastfeeding after 6 months of age in 52,637 infants in Iran

From: Reasons given by mothers for discontinuing breastfeeding in Iran

Reasons for discontinuation of breastfeeding ≥6 months of age Mean (95% CI)
Insufficient breast milk 45 (43, 47)
Maternal illness or medication 11 (10, 12)
Return to work 3 (2, 4)
Time to stop 6 (5, 7)
Breast refusal 27 (26, 29)
Infant illness 6 (5, 7)
Non-specific reason 25 (24, 27)
  1. *Mothers could give more than one reason.