Prenatal stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms as predictors of intention to breastfeed among Hispanic women.

@article{Insaf2011PrenatalSA,
  title={Prenatal stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms as predictors of intention to breastfeed among Hispanic women.},
  author={Tabassum Z Insaf and Ren{\'e}e Turzanski Fortner and Penelope S. Pekow and Nancy J Dole and Glenn R. Markenson and Lisa Chasan-Taber},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={
          1183-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND Studies on the relationship between prenatal psychosocial risk factors and breastfeeding are sparse, particularly in Hispanic women. METHODS We evaluated this association among 424 participants in Proyecto Buena Salud, an ongoing prospective cohort of pregnant Hispanic women in Western Massachusetts. The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) were administered by bilingual interviewers in early… CONTINUE READING
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