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Table 3 Reasons of not breastfeeding or stopping breastfeeding as reported by reviewed studies

From: Breastfeeding in Saudi Arabia: a review

Study Insufficient milk (%) Sickness of mother or child (%) New pregnancy (%) Breastfeeding problems (%) Others (%)
1987, National (Al-Othaimeen 1987 [35]) 22.97 7.4 67.7 - 1.95
1987, National (Al-Mazrou 1994 [18]) 43 11 4 11 21
1991, National (Al-Shehri 1995 [20]) 45 9.5 3.5 5 17.5
1992, Makkah (West) (Kordy 1992 [24]) 30.9 8.4 27.3 1.25 -
1995, Riyadh (Central) (Al-Ayed 1998 [32]) 52.6 - - - 27.5
1999, Riyadh (Central) (Al-Jassir 2004 [19]) 66.1 4.1 5.1 - 20.6
2001-02, Jeddah (West) (Fida 2003 [33]) 50 8.2 1.8 1.8 10.9
2002-03, National (Al-Jassir 2006 [34]) 48.3 11.5 13.2 - 8.8
2004-05, National (El Mouzan 2009 [27]) 45.5 30.4 - 11.9 12.2
2005, Riyadh (Central) (Al-Hreashy 2008 [26]) 49.6 11.2 - 11.6 6.6
2011, Jeddah (West) (Eldeek 2012 [22]) 32 19 - - 3.3