National WIC Association

Risk of breastfeeding cessation among low-income women, infants, and children: a discrete time survival analysis

Tenfelde S, et al. Risk of breastfeeding cessation among low-income women, infants, and children: a discrete time survival analysis. Nurs Res. Mar 2012;61(2):86-95.

The purpose of this study was to identify the maternal background and intrapersonal predictors associated with the timing of breastfeeding cessation of mothers enrolled in the WIC Program. The results revealed that women who were older and of Mexican ethnicity, who had previous breastfeeding experience, and who had support from family or friends were at lowest risk of  breastfeeding cessation.