Strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration in perinatal care
In this article, the authors argue that women’s experiences of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum adjustment are often characterized by feelings of disempowerment, trauma, and emotional pain
Psychosocial Predictors of Primiparous Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration
This study examined primiparous maternal psychosocial characteristics and temperamentally based negative infant affect as predictors of breastfeeding initiation and duration while accounting for depression and sociodemographic covariates.
Association between parent-infant interactions in infancy and disruptive behaviour disorders at age seven
This study examined whether the Mellow Parenting Observational System (MPOS) used to assess parent-infant interactions at one year was associated with psychopathology at age 7.
Breastfeeding reduces maternal stress to aid protective response
Researchers in the US have reported on the first behavioural evidence about the potential impact of lactation on maternal aggression.
Maternal depression associated with compromised weight gain in breastfed newborns
Maternal depression has been associated with a number of adverse outcomes in children
Does breastfeeding have an effect on child behaviour?
The authors used data from a large, prospective, nationally representative UK cohort, the Millennium Cohort Study to examine whether breastfeeding is associated with behavioural development in children aged 5 years.
SRI treatment for postnatal depression impacts on breastfeeding success
A study was carried out to determine the relationships between major depressive disorder and depressive symptoms during pregnancy and use of serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) related to breastfeeding intention and breastfeeding status at 2 and 12 weeks.
Breastfeeding may have protective effect on child and adolescent mental health
A study was carried out in Australia to determine whether there was an independent effect of breastfeeding on child and adolescent mental health.
Exclusive breastfeeding associated with better sleep
A study in Norway was carried out to assess the prevalence of, and risk factors for, postpartum maternal sleep problems and its associations with depression.
Does breastfeeding impact on parenting capability?
A comprehensive review of the literature was carried out to establish why parenting is important in the early years and what constitutes good parenting. The researchers then examined how a cohort of 1,136 mothers interacted with their child at age one and age five.
Donations to UNICEF UK do not fund the Baby Friendly Initiative, the expenses of the Baby Friendly Initiative are covered by the costs of training and assessment. No element of profit for UNICEF or the baby friendly initiative is included in these costs. © 2010 UNICEF UK.