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J Psychosom Res. 1993;37(2):171-6.

Psychosocial factors associated with the early termination of breast-feeding.

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Winnicott Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Abstract

The relation between a number of psychosocial factors and the early termination of breast-feeding was examined in two large independent samples of puerperal women. The findings were remarkably similar. In both cohorts there was a significant association with depressive disorder which in the great majority preceded the cessation of breast-feeding. Other factors of importance were low social class, being young and lower educational attainment.

PMID:
8463993
DOI:
10.1016/0022-3999(93)90084-s
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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