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Assessment the reasons of breastfeeding cessation in term infants referred to Zabol health care centers
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Background & Aim: Breastfeeding is useful for both mother and baby. Today’s, in many parts of the world, duration of breastfeeding has decreased for various reasons. The factors which effect on cessation of breast feeding plays an important role in improving the health of the infant and reduce their morbidity and mortality. This study was designed to investigate the factors influencing the cessation of breastfeeding in term infants.

Material & Methods: In this descriptive study, 400 term infants who were referred to Zabol health care centers from October 2014 to December 2014 and those who were eligible for the study were selected by simple random sampling method. The data of 103 infants collected by questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive statistics, using SPSS 17 software. 

Results: The duration of breastfeeding among infants 1, 3, 6, 12, 24 and 30 months was 90, 50, 42, 15, 2 and 1% respectively. Concerns about insufficient breast milk (65.3 percent), poor sucking infant (30.8 percent), refusing the breast mother (38.8 percent), maternal fatigue (20.2 percent) and excessive crying Infant (28.1 percent) were the major causes of cessation of breast feeding.

Conclusion: In this study the continuation of breastfeeding decreased with increasing age of infants. Since the major causes of the cessation of breastfeeding was mother’s false beliefs about the Insufficient breast milk and refusing mother’s breast by infant, therefore more educational interventions recommended for mothers during pregnancy and lactation.

Keywords: Cessation of breastfeeding, Term infant, Breastfeeding
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/05/31 | Accepted: 2016/05/31 | Published: 2016/05/31
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