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ERIC Number: EJ665100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Breastfeeding in Depressed Mother-Infant Dyads.
Field, Tiffany; Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Feijo, Larissa
Early Child Development and Care, v172 n6 p539-45 Dec 2002
Interviewed depressed and non-depressed mothers on their breastfeeding practices and perceptions of their infants' feeding behavior. Found that, compared to non-depressed mothers, depressed mothers breast fed less often, stopped breastfeeding earlier, and scored lower on a breastfeeding confidence scale. Mothers who breastfed rather than bottle fed had higher confidence levels and rated their infants as less alert and less irritable. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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