Factors Associated with Duration of Breastfeeding in Ireland: Potential Areas for Improvement

Roslyn C. Tarrant, Our Lady's Children Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin
Katherine Younger, Dublin Institute of Technology
Margaret Sheridan-Pereira, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin
John M. Kearney, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Article

Factors associated with duration of breastfeeding in Ireland: potential areas for improvement (2011) Journal of Human Lactation 27: 262-271.

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There is a need to comprehensively examine why mothers in Ireland discontinue breastfeeding early and to explore the factors influencing duration of breastfeeding during the first 6 months postpartum. Findings from this study provide valuable direction for future strategies and interventions aimed at increasing breastfeeding duration rates in Ireland.