Perinatal Experiences: The Association of Stress, Childbearing, Breastfeeding, and Early Mothering
Abstract:The support of women and their families through childbirth breastfeeding, and early parenting experiences are often treated as separate areas of maternity care. In fact, growing evidence, as cited in this article, links their intertwined impact on the health of mothers, infants, and their families.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: SHARRON HUMENICK is chair of the Maternal-Child Nursing Department in the School of Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She is also editor of the Journal of Perinatal Education, sponsored by Lamaze International. 2: OLIVIA HOWELL is a health care quality analyst for the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services in Richmond, Virginia.
Publication date: 2003-06-01
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