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A Study to Assess the Level of Depression among Mothers of Inadequate Lactation at Selected Hospital, Kancheepuram District


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 4 Issue - 12
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Ms. S. Kavitha ; Dr. N. Kokilavani; Dr. Usha Ramamoorthi

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV4I12025,
     title={A Study to Assess the Level of Depression among Mothers of Inadequate Lactation at Selected Hospital, Kancheepuram District},
     author={Ms. S. Kavitha, Dr. N. Kokilavani and Dr. Usha Ramamoorthi},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={4},
     number={12},
     pages={46--48},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV4I12025.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

American psychology association describes that the relationship between the depression and inadequate lactation are not clear. This articles provides an overview of breast feeding practices, newborn care and lack of maternal and newborn care among lactating mothers with depression. Postnatal mothers was estimated by using modified Hamilton depression rating scale. 50 depressed mothers with inadequate lactation were selected. Among 50 mothers, 12 mothers (24%) were mildly depressed, 31 mothers (62%) were moderately depressed and 07 mothers (14%) were severely depressed. The results of this study reveals the mean depression score was 7.59, SD was 2.172 and mean percentage was 25.86 which reveals a significant association between the level of depression among inadequate lactation and selected demographic variable. Depression among mothers with inadequate lactation are the serious threat for the mother as well as for the infant. The findings of this study suggests that majority of the mothers were depressed during postnatal period due to inadequate lactation where the preventive management of the risk group should be carried out in the antenatal period itself.


Keywords:

Depression, Lactating Mothers


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