Reasons mothers stop breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010

Share of reasons for mothers stopping breastfeeding within one week in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 20, 2012
Reasons mothers stop breastfeeding in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010 This statistic displays the share of reasons given by mothers for stopping breastfeeding within one week in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey, 33 percent of women said their main reason for stopping was becasue the baby would not suck, or had rejected the breast.
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Share of reasons for mothers stopping breastfeeding within one week in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010*

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Share of individuals
Baby would not suck / rejected breast 33%
Painful breast / nipples 22%
Insufficient milk 17%
Baby too demanding / always hungry211%
Inconvenient / formula is more convenient 11%
Found breastfeeding difficult / exhausting9%
Had little / no support 8%
Domestic reasons (coping with other relatives / children) 6%
(Too) stressful/causing distress 6%
Breastfeeding took too long / was tiring 5%
Share of individuals
Baby would not suck / rejected breast 33%
Painful breast / nipples 22%
Insufficient milk 17%
Baby too demanding / always hungry211%
Inconvenient / formula is more convenient 11%
Found breastfeeding difficult / exhausting9%
Had little / no support 8%
Domestic reasons (coping with other relatives / children) 6%
(Too) stressful/causing distress 6%
Breastfeeding took too long / was tiring 5%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Nov 20, 2012
This statistic displays the share of reasons given by mothers for stopping breastfeeding within one week in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2010. According to the results of the survey, 33 percent of women said their main reason for stopping was becasue the baby would not suck, or had rejected the breast.
Show more
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