Association between maternal mood and oxytocin response to breastfeeding.

  title={Association between maternal mood and oxytocin response to breastfeeding.},
  author={Alison M Stuebe and Karen M Grewen and S Meltzer-Brody},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  volume={22 4},
BACKGROUND Postpartum depression is associated with reduced breastfeeding duration. We previously hypothesized that shared neuroendocrine mechanisms underlie this association. We sought to measure the association between maternal mood and neuroendocrine response to breastfeeding. METHODS We conducted a longitudinal cohort study of women recruited during pregnancy who intended to breastfeed. Baseline depression and anxiety history were assessed with a structured clinical interview. We measured… CONTINUE READING


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