A1 Journal article – refereed
Initiation and exclusivity of breastfeeding: association with mothers' and fathers' prenatal and postnatal depression and marital distress




List of Authors: Ahlqvist-Bjorkroth S, Vaarno J, Junttila N, Pajulo M, Raiha H, Niinikoski H, Lagstrom H
Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL
Publication year: 2016
Journal: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Journal name in source: ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
Journal acronym: ACTA OBSTET GYN SCAN
Volume number: 95
Issue number: 4
ISSN: 0001-6349
eISSN: 1600-0412

Abstract


ConclusionsThe findings suggest that the continuity of maternal depressive symptoms throughout the perinatal period has adverse effect on EBF duration. Identification and treatment of mothers' depressive symptoms already during the prenatal period may improve breastfeeding practices. The finding of mothers' marital distress having positive impact on breastfeeding practices requires further investigation.


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