Pacifiers and Exclusive Breastfeeding: Does Risk for Postpartum Depression Modify the Association?

BACKGROUND Postpartum depression is associated with lower rates of breastfeeding. Evidence describing the effect of pacifiers on breastfeeding is inconsistent, and previous research suggests that pacifiers may help vulnerable mothers breastfeed. Research aim: This study aimed to determine (a) how receiving a pacifier in the hospital affects exclusive… (More)