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Table 2 Attitudes of lactating mothers towards breastfeeding

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice related to infant feeding among women in rural Papua New Guinea: a descriptive, mixed method study

Reason* % n
Healthy for the child 48 67
Helps the child to grow well 38 53
Breast milk is the best food for the child 36 51
Beneficial to the mother (reduces breast tightness and pain) 63 88
Bad for the mother (causes weight loss) 17 22
No known benefit 23 32
  1. *many gave more than one reason.