Impact of postnatal depression on infants' growth in Nigeria.

  title={Impact of postnatal depression on infants' growth in Nigeria.},
  author={Abiodun Olugbenga Adewuya and B. Ola and Olutayo O. Aloba and Boladale Moyosore Mapayi and John Akintunde Oladotun Okeniyi},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={108 1-2},
BACKGROUND The contribution of maternal postnatal depression to infant growth and under-nutrition in Africa has not been well studied. This study aims to examine the impact of postnatal depression (PND) on infants' physical growth in the first 9 months of life in Nigeria. METHODS A longitudinal case controlled study in which 242 women (consisting of 120 depressed and 122 matched non-depressed postpartum women) had their infants' weight and length measured at the 6th week, 3rd month, 6th month… CONTINUE READING