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Reluctance to continue breastfeeding in The Netherlands.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
Publication Date
Volume
90
Issue
9
Pages
1047–1053
Identifiers
PMID: 11683194
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mothers' perception of hunger and crying colics were the main infant-related reasons for cessation of breastfeeding, whereas physical problems, return to work, doubt about the sufficiency of breast milk and the feeling of being restricted by breastfeeding were the main mother-related reasons. The decision to abandon exclusive breastfeeding was made primarily by mothers (71%). In The Netherlands more babies are breastfed at birth than was the case 10 y ago, but the duration of the breastfeeding period has become shorter.

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