Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding and postnatal depression: the role of pain and physical difficulties
This study examined the relationship between specific reasons for stopping breastfeeding and depressive symptoms in the postnatal period.
Parent-child relationships and mental wellbeing
This study found that those who perceived their parents as more caring and less psychologically controlling during their childhood were likely to be happier and more satisfied throughout their lives.
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.
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