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3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Paediatrics, Nutrition, Dietetics, *family planning

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Roslyn C Tarrant, Katherine M Younger, Margaret Sheridan-Pereira & John M Kearney (2011) Factors associated with duration of breastfeeding in Ireland: potential areas for improvement. Journal of Human Lactation 27(3) 262–271


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