TABLE 6

Reasons for Ceasing Pumping Before Infants' Hospital Discharge

StatementAgree/Strongly Agree, %a
IBG (n = 16)IFG (n = 24)
Breast pump did not work well621
My milk supply became very low6771
I had to go back to work/school5554
I became tired of pumping2940
I could not pump as often as needed5360
It was too difficult to pump and take care of my other children3650
I wanted to start taking birth control pills4642
My partner wanted me to stop pumping010
I developed mastitis or other breast infection250
My baby did not breastfeed well, so I stopped pumping2329
  • a “Not applicable” responses were not included in the percentage.