History of depression is one of the strongest predictors of a mother experiences PPD (Chojenta, Lucke, Forder, & Loxton, 2016). Research has shown other areas that present on increased risk for PPD including low so...
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...hod. It is critical that those that inform her and support her treat each mother with respect, dignity, and worth (Hirani & Olson, 2016). A mother’s intention of breastfeeding should be respected. Even given the studies and results every mother has her experiences and right to an informed decision. A mothers intention and expectations will be compared to her actual experience. When there is a difference the risk of PPD can increase (Borra et al., 2015).
This research proposal will use all this research to create an environment that will set up mother for breastfeeding success and seek to control confound variables. It is important to support mothers the best we can wether or not they are in the breastfeeding group. It is also important to measure perceived social support in both groups so that the goal of the study stays focused the effect breastfeeding has on PPD.
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