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Volume : 08, Issue : 01, January – 2021


Muhammad Waryam Jakher, Ateeq ur Rehman, Dr Maria Arshad

Abstract :

Now a day’s breastfeeding discontinuation has become a major issue due to different reasons. Present study is done to highlight those factors which are responsible for breastfeeding discontinuation. Our goal was to determine why women stopped breastfeeding at various times during their infants first year.
Methods: An observational descriptive cross-sectional study design. The study was conducted at Pediatrics’ OPD of Bahawal Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur. The Study was conducted on reproductive age mothers (15-40 years) visiting Pediatrics’ OPD of Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur using pre-formed questionnaire. Face to face Interviews of mothers were done. The data was encoded & entered into SPSS version 26. Frequencies & percentages were calculated. The Data was presented in the form of figures & charts.
Results: The most cited reason for breastfeeding discontinuation was personal reasons (61.5%).Other factors include physician recommendation (30.3%) ٫ insufficient milk supply (52.3%) ٫ family pressure (3-7%) ٫ social embarrassment (4.6%)٫ body disfigurement(6.4%) and Job /employment issues (5.5%).
Conclusion: Our findings indicate a need to address these issues both in hospital & through follow up calls.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, discontinuation, infants٫ factors.

Cite This Article:

Please cite this article in press Muhammad Waryam Jakher et al, Causes Which Are Responsible For Breastfeeding Discontinuaton In Infants., Indo Am. J. P. Sci, 2021; 08(1).

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