Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Vowell Johnson, Kelly
Breastfeeding has proven to be beneficial for infant health and maternal physical health, but there are variable outcomes for maternal mental health. This literature review explores the relationship between breastfeeding and maternal mental health, a topic that is often disregarded when discussing breastfeeding with mothers. After an internship with Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding and Infant Support, a program to make breastfeeding more accessible at Razorback Athletics events, maternal mental health related to breastfeeding was shown to be a topic in need of more current research. This objective of this literature review was to determine how breastfeeding can impact maternal mental health during the postpartum period.
Breastfeeding, maternal mental health, postpartum mental health
Jacobs, A. (2022). Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding and Infant Support: Breastfeeding's Effects on Maternal Mental Health. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/195