First-time mothers who expressed breast-feeding concerns three days after childbirth had a ninefold increased risk of discontinuing nursing within two months, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. These mothers also had a threefold greater likelihood of giving their children formula between the first and second months of life, even if they did not initially consider formula feeding. The ability of babies to feed from the breast, breast-feeding pain and amount of breast-milk produced were the most common concerns of new mothers in the study.

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