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CORRELATION OF BREASTFEEDING EFFICACY AND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION IN URBAN AND RURAL POPULATION

Arati Mahishale, Damini N Haldankar

  Abstract :

Introduction : Researches have been done to study the effect of postpartum depression on breastfeeding efficacy and is likely to be one of the important cause in general population. However , there is paucity of evidences to understand the correlation of breastfeeding efficacy and postpartum depression in urban and rural population and its comparison in mothers with LSCS and normal delivery.Aims and Objectives: The study was aimed to find the correlation of breastfeeding efficacy and postpartum depression in urban and rural population and to compare it in mothers with LSCS and FTND using Breastfeeding Self Efficacy Scale Short Form (BSES SF) and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale(EPDS).Methodology : An observational study was conducted on 135 postpartum females with age group from 20-35 years in Belagavi city .Two questionnaire, BSES SF and EPDS was given to mothers and data was analyzed and recorded.Results : There was no significant difference found in BSES score of FTND and LSCS groups (p=0.53).Significant difference was found in EPDS score of FTND and LSCS groups(p=0.002).Conclusion : The study concludes that there is a co-relation between breastfeeding efficacy and postpartum depression in FTND and LSCS groups according to EPDS score


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CORRELATION OF BREASTFEEDING EFFICACY AND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION IN URBAN AND RURAL POPULATION, Arati Mahishale, Damini N Haldankar, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN GYNAECOLOGY : Volume-4 | Issue-1 | March-2020

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