|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2636554||1403586||2016||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
BackgroundThe World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding to six months postpartum, but most women in developed countries do not breastfeed this long. Prior studies exploring the relationship between breastfeeding duration and maternal depression show ambiguous findings.AimTo explore associations between maternal depressive symptoms at three months postpartum, and breastfeeding status over the first six months postpartum.MethodsProspective pregnancy cohort study of nulliparous women. 1507 women were recruited from six public hospitals in early pregnancy, completing baseline data in early pregnancy (mean gestation 15 weeks). Follow-up questionnaires were completed at three and six months postpartum. Women reported how many months they breastfed for (breastfeeding refers to ‘any’ breastfeeding, including expressed breastmilk). Depressive symptoms were measured at three months postpartum with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (scores ≥13 indicated probable major depression).FindingsOf the almost 95% of women who initiated breastfeeding, 76% were still breastfeeding at three months postpartum, and by six months postpartum this dropped to 61%. Women who reported depressive symptoms at three months had significantly lower rates of breastfeeding at six months postpartum compared to women without depressive symptoms (49% vs. 61%; adjusted OR = 0.55, 95% CI 0.34–0.90). Maternal social characteristics associated with not breastfeeding at six months postpartum were: young maternal age; lower education; and smoking in pregnancy.ConclusionsWomen's decisions around infant-feeding are influenced by a range of psycho-social factors, and early postnatal depressive symptoms appear to be a significant part of this picture, as either a cause or consequence of decisions to cease breastfeeding.
Journal: Women and Birth - Volume 29, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages 381–387