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Association between stressful life events and exclusive breastfeeding among mothers in the U.S.


By Vickie M. Dugat, Ilana R. Azulay Chertok, and Zelalem T. Haile


Despite the known benefits of breastfeeding, many women in the United States do not exclusively breastfeed for the recommended 6 months due to various factors. Limited studies have examined the association between prenatal stressful life events and exclusive breastfeeding duration. The aim of this study was to examine the association between prenatal stressful life events and exclusive breastfeeding duration for 3 months among mothers in the United States.


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© 2019 by Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health.

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