Table 2.

Duration of Successful Breastfeeding

Number of Mothers
(N = 522)
Months Expected
to Breastfeed
% Successful*
 43/70 1–2 61.4**
 44/79 355.7
123/1554–6 79.4
102/1157–1288.7
 33/34 >1297.1
 54/69 Uncertain78.3
  • * Success for mothers who planned to breastfeed for 1 to 2 months was defined as breastfeeding for >3 weeks. For mothers who planned to breastfeed for >8 weeks, success was defined as breastfeeding for >8 weeks. Women who were uncertain about their planned duration of breastfeeding were classified as successful if they breastfed a minimum of 4 weeks.

  • ** Significant trend, P < .001.