The authors concluded that extended breastfeeding is not associated with mental health risks but breastfeeding can result in closer parent-child relationships. 17 Doubt of the relationship between breastfeeding and cognitive development led to a meta-analysis of 20 studies. After adjustment for 15 appropriate key factors (including maternal age. Nov 02, · Your newborn benefits from the physical closeness of nursing. Thrust from the close, dark womb into an overwhelming experience of bright lights, loud noises, and new smells, your baby needs the reassurance of your continued physical presence.
There are more than classified forms of diagnosable mental illness. The top psychological or emotional problems that people have nowadays include anxiety disorders, mono-polar depression and bipolar disorder. Dementia is a relatively common disorder in older age groups (there are many kinds of dementia), and schizophrenia (unfortunately) is a relatively common category as well. At a time when 10 to 20% of children worldwide suffer from emotional or behavioral problems, a possible solution as simple as breastfeeding is one that could prove both attainable and powerful. For more than 50 years, breastfed babies have been shown to hold developmental and cognitive advantages over non-breastfed children.
There is, quite simply, only one problem with “extended” breastfeeding and it all comes down to semantics. The fact is, nursing past infancy is an extension of our . Jan 15, · The other, a retired midwife and breast-feeding counselor, disagreed, insisting that extended breast-feeding to age 6 in England "isn't necessary — or normal" because the child could be.
“In my experience breastfeeding does have an impact on a woman's mental health,” Bereman-Skelly said. “Breastfeeding and caring for a newborn often have steep learning curves, which tax mental and physical resources, often to the point of overwhelm. Results: The experimental intervention led to a large increase in exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months (% vs %) and a significantly higher prevalence of any breastfeeding at all ages up to and including 12 months. No significant treatment effects were observed on either the mother or the teacher Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire ratings of total difficulties, emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity, peer problems, Cited by:
Jan 13, · MYTH #5– Breastfeeding past a year (or any other arbitrary age) makes a child overly dependent and can cause psychological harm. FACT: On the contrary, meeting a child’s need for breastfeeding fosters independence on the child’s own developmental timetable. These results indicate that the maternal psychological state may affect the immune properties of breast milk. While the authors did not specifically assess for major depression, it suggests that milder forms of psychological distress may have a negative impact on the immune properties of the breast milk. Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD. Kawano A, Emori Y.