Influences of maternal postpartum depression on fathers and on father-infant interaction.

@article{Goodman2008InfluencesOM,
  title={Influences of maternal postpartum depression on fathers and on father-infant interaction.},
  author={Janice H. Goodman},
  journal={Infant mental health journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={624-643}
}
Maternal postpartum depression (PPD) has been shown to negatively influence mother-infant interaction; however, little research has explored how fathers and father-infant interaction are affected when a mother is depressed. This study examined the influence of maternal PPD on fathers and identified maternal and paternal factors associated with father-infant interaction in families with depressed as compared with nondepressed mothers. A convenience sample of 128 mother-father-infant triads… CONTINUE READING
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