LBS Community Survey Data
Mothers with Children age 5 or younger, N=786
|Age of Respondent||30.26|
|Number of Children||2.69|
|US - Born||199 (25.3)|
|Foreign - Born||546 (69.5)|
|If born abroad, # of years in the US?||12.5 (6.31)|
Which breastfeeding method did you use?
|Exclusive Breastfeeding||226 (26.9)|
|Mixed Breastfeeding/Formula||338 (46.5)|
|Formula Only||189 (23.6)|
|Length of breastfeeding||11.88|
What language do you speak MOST at home?
If you breastfed, what helped you decide to do so?
|I believe breastfeeding is a healthier choice||447 (60.6)|
|Family supported the decision||361 (45.9)|
|Prior positive experience||306 (38.9)|
|Health providers supported decision||299 (38.0)|
|Health providers gave information||252 (32.1)|
|Flexible schedule||233 (29.6)|
|Could not afford formula||78 (9.9)|
|Employer supported the decision||65 (8.3)|
If you did not breastfeed what were some reasons?
|Had easy access to formula||91 (11.6)|
|Thought formula was a healthier choice||67 (8.5)|
|Prior negative experience||58 (7.4)|
|Schedule was too complicated||46 (5.9)|
|Family did not support decision||37 (4.7)|
|Health providers did not support decision||33 (4.2)|
|Health providers did not give information||23 (2.9)|
|Employer did not support decision||10 (1.7)|
What would help you decide to use exclusive breastfeeding with your next newborn?
|I believe breastfeeding is a healthier choice||525 (66.8)|
|Prior positive experience||401 (51.0)|
|Family supports decision||374 (47.6)|
|Health providers support decision||289 (36.8)|
|Health providers gave information||276 (35.1)|
|Schedule is flexible enough||237 (30.20|
|I won't be able to afford formula||121 (15.4)|
|Employer supports decision||72 (9.2)|