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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 10:18 am | Updated: 10:23 am, Mon Sep 23, 2013.

A new study finds if a new mom develops concerns about breastfeeding within the first two weeks postpartum, it ups their chances of stopping breastfeeding altogether.

Researchers interviewed more than 27-hundred first-time moms. They found breastfeeding concerns within the first 14 days, at 30 days, or at 60 days postpartum decreased mom’s chances of sticking with it.

The most predominant concern was difficulty with latching, followed by breastfeeding pain, and milk quantity concerns. Researchers say developing confidence with every new mom and providing adequate support can help women to breastfeed longer.

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