Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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A Cross-sectional Study of Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Infant Weight Outcomes: Do Well-Child Visits make a Difference?

A Cross-sectional Study of Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Infant Weight Outcomes: Do Well-Child Visits make a Difference?

Maternal postpartum depression affects 10% to 20% of new mothers, but little research has examined its relationship with weight outcomes during infancy and whether clinical interventions can mitigate this relationship. This study investigated the associations of postpartum depressive symptoms with infants’ weight-for-length z-scores, obesity, and overweight at 9 months of age; and whether the number of well-child visits moderated these associations.

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