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Does maternal postpartum depressive symptomatology influence infant feeding outcomes?
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PMID:  17391475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To examine the relationship between diverse infant feeding outcomes, e.g. infant feeding method, maternal satisfaction, infant feeding plans, breastfeeding progress and breastfeeding self-efficacy) and postpartum depressive symptomatology using a time-sequenced analysis. METHODS: As part of a population-based study, 594 participants completed questionnaires at 1, 4 and 8 weeks postpartum. RESULTS: No relationship was found between diverse infant feeding outcomes at 1-week postpartum and the development of depressive symptomatology at 4 or 8 weeks. Conversely, mothers with an Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Score>12 at 1 week postpartum were significantly more likely at 4 and/or 8 weeks to discontinue breastfeeding, be unsatisfied with their infant feeding method, experience significant breastfeeding problems and report lower levels of breastfeeding self-efficacy. CONCLUSIONS: The findings from this study suggest that early identification of breastfeeding mothers with depressive symptomatology is needed not only to reduce the morbidity associated with postpartum depression but also in attempt to promote increased rates of breastfeeding duration.
Cindy-Lee Dennis; Karen McQueen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-29     Completed Date:  2007-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  590-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Bottle Feeding / psychology*
Breast Feeding / psychology*
Depression, Postpartum / complications*
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Personal Satisfaction
Psychological Tests
Self Efficacy

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