Background: There are evidences that postpartum depression (PPD) has major impacts on child-rearing capacities as well as disrupts mother-child bonding. Breastfeeding has been believed to have a role on increased positive mood, intensified bonding, and attenuated stress via the release of oxytocin, which has long been recognized as “love hormone”. However, the prevalence of PPD among breastfeeding women has not been studied.
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Withayavanitchai, S and Roomruangwong, C.
"Prevalence of postpartum depression and associated factors among nursing mothers at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital,"
Chulalongkorn Medical Journal: Vol. 55:
6, Article 12.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/clmjournal/vol55/iss6/12