Maternal moods predict breastfeeding in Barbados.

  title={Maternal moods predict breastfeeding in Barbados.},
  author={Janina R. Galler and Robert H. Harrison and Maria Antonia Biggs and Frank C Ramsey and Victor Forde},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  volume={20 2},
This study was designed to identify psychosocial variables affecting early infant feeding practices in Barbados. The sample included 93 healthy women and infants born at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital who were extensively evaluated 7 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after birth. Maternal moods were assessed with the Zung Depression and Anxiety Scales and the General Adjustment and Morale Scale. Feeding practices were evaluated using a questionnaire developed for this population. The prevalence of… CONTINUE READING

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