Health News | Study Explores Effect of Breastfeeding on Mothers' Mental Health
Washington [US], May 14 (ANI): A new systematic review looked at the effects of breastfeeding on mothers' mental health to make recommendations for breastfeeding.
The results of this study are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Women's Health.
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Megan Yuen and Olivia Hall, from the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, and colleagues, found that overall, breastfeeding was associated with improved maternal mental health outcomes. However, if a mother experiences difficulties in breastfeeding or differences between her expectations and her actual experience, breastfeeding was associated with negative mental health outcomes.
Of 36 studies that found a statistically significant relationship between breastfeeding and mental health, 29 of those found that …
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