Influence of Mental Health Education in Pregnant and Puerperal Period on Lactation Behavior
Harbin Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Service Center of Heilongjiang, Heilongjiang, China
Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, 2019, Vol. 7, No. 8 doi: 10.5376/cge.2019.07.0008
Received: 20 Sep., 2019 Accepted: 15 Oct., 2019 Published: 25 Oct., 2019
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Fu Y.J., 2019, Influence of mental health education in pregnant and puerperal period on lactation behavior, Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, 7(8): 26-30 (doi: 10.5376/cge.2019.07.0008)
To investigate the influence of mental health education in pregnant and puerperal period on lactation behavior. In this study, 200 pregnant and lying-in women admitted to our hospital from January 2017 to June 2018 were randomly selected for research and analysis, and they were divided into the control group (100 cases) and the research group (100 cases). The control group received routine nursing in the pregnant and puerperal period, and the research group further received mental health education on this basis. The first breast-feed time, exclusive breastfeeding rate and EPDS score between these two groups were compared. The first breast-feed time of the research group was shorter than that of the control group, and the difference was significant (P<0.05). The exclusive breastfeeding rate of infants aged 4-6 months in the research group was higher than that of the control group, and the difference was significant (P<0.05). EPDS score of the research group was lower than that of the control group, and the difference was significant (P<0.05). The mental health education of women in the pregnant and puerperal period could improve lactation behavior, increase exclusive breastfeeding rate, shorten the first breast-feed time and reduce the occurrence of postnatal depression.
Mental health education; Pregnant and puerperal period; Lactation behavior; Postnatal depression; First breast-feed time
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