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Table 3 Reasons for cessation of breastfeeding (n = 129)

From: Breastfeeding policy and practices at the general paediatric outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria

  No. Percentage Mean (SD) age of cessation of breastfeeding
Maternal decision 61 47.3 13.6 (3.1)
Baby stopped breastfeeding 21 16.3 9.8 (3.3)
Maternal occupation 14 10.9 9.7 (4.7)
Maternal illness 8 6.2 12.1 (3.2)
Pregnancy 8 6.2 11.8 (2.3)
Not enough milk 4 3.1 8.0 (5.8)
Baby biting mother 3 2.3 14.3 (3.2)
HIV positive mother 3 2.3 1.3 (0.6)
Breastfeeding too demanding/tiring 3 2.3 14.7 (0.6)
Advice from peers 2 1.6 14.5 (0.7)
Loss of husband 1 0.8 12
Twin delivery 1 0.8 10