Nursing Diagnosis – Code 00105 Interrupted breastfeeding (1992, 2013; LOE 2.2)

Domain 2. Nutrition Class 1. Ingestion

Interrupted breastfeeding

Definition Break in the continuity of providing milk to an infant or young child directly from the breasts, which may compromise breastfeeding success and/or nutritional status of the infant/child.

Defining Characteristics

■ Nonexclusive breastfeeding

Related Factors

■ Contraindications to breastfeeding (e.g., pharmaceutical agents) ■ Hospitalization of child ■ Infant illness
■ Maternal employment ■ Maternal illness ■ Maternal–infant separation ■ Need to abruptly wean infant ■ Prematurity