Study links breast-feeding problems to postpartum depression risk

07/27/2011 | Reuters

Women with signs of postpartum depression were more likely to have had problems breast-feeding, according to a study in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. And women who said they disliked breast-feeding during the first week had a 42% increased risk of postpartum depression. The study doesn't prove a causal relationship, but health care providers should be aware that trouble with breast-feeding and postpartum depression can go together, researchers said.

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