Table 2: Breastfeeding cessation outcomes across maternal stress categories ( ).

Categories of stress experienced
FinancialaEmotionalbTraumaticcPartner-Associatedd
YesNoYesNoYesNoYesNo
n = 231
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)

Cessation of any BF
 by 4 Weeks 58 (25.9)16 (13.9)20 (20.0)52 (22.5)26 (25.5)46 (19.7)46 (27.2)28 (16.3)
 by 13 Weeks 126 (56.3)64 (55.7)60 (60.0)125 (54.1)61 (59.8)125 (53.6)107 (63.3)83 (48.3)
Cessation of exclusive BFe
 by 4 Weeks 157 (70.1)70 (60.9)70 (70.0)151 (65.4)76 (74.5)148 (63.5)121 (71.6)107 (62.2)
 by 13 Weeks 191 (85.3)90 (78.3)83 (83.0)190 (82.3)95 (93.1)182 (78.1)151 (89.3)131 (76.2)

Abbreviations: BF: breastfeeding.
aFinancial stress defined as answering yes to one of the following occurring during or in the month after pregnancy: big problems with money, moved to a new address. (missing data from 2 mothers).
bEmotional stress defined as answering yes to one of the following occurring during or in the month after pregnancy: family member had serious accident/illness, husband/partner had serious accident/illness, husband/partner died, friend/relative died (missing data from 10 mothers).
cTraumatic stress defined as answering yes to one of the following occurring during or in the month after pregnancy: stayed in a shelter or needed emergency shelter, physical fights with partner/husband or someone else, husband/partner had legal trouble and/or went to jail, mother had legal trouble and/or went to jail, someone very close had a problem with drinking or drugs (missing data from 6 mothers).
dPartner-Associated stress defined as answering yes to one of the following occurring during or in the month after pregnancy: separated from husband/partner, argued with husband/partner more often, husband/partner said he did not want pregnancy (missing data from 0 mothers).
eBreastfeeding exclusivity was defined as the infant receiving only breast milk and no other liquid or solid food. This calculated outcome was based on mothers self-report of length of breastfeeding (infant age when last received breastmilk) and age when the infant first received formula, other liquids cereal, or solid foods.