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Unveiling new dimensions: a hermeneutic exploration of perinatal mood disorder and infant feeding.
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PMID:  22646202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this hermeneutic study, six women from the local Perinatal Mental Health Program were interviewed about their experiences with infant feeding. None of the women in the study were breastfeeding their infants. The research question centered on their experience of formula feeding with a view to gaining better insight about the issues that women face when feeding practices do not conform to best-practice (i.e., breastfeeding) promotional standards. We also considered the needs of nurses working in the mental health setting, who may face conflicting recommendations concerning the treatment of a mental health crisis in the presence of current infant feeding best-practice guidelines. Our findings support concerns that current guidelines overlook the special needs of women who live with perinatal mood disorder. We speculate that breastfeeding challenges may present a risk for postpartum depression in women who are biologically vulnerable. The need for ongoing assessment for emerging depression among women who are experiencing breastfeeding challenges is identified. The importance of deepened understanding among mental health nurses is highlighted.
Authors:
Joan Margaret Humphries; Carol McDonald
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in mental health nursing     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1096-4673     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907126     Medline TA:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-86     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
University of Victoria, School of Nursing, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
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