Revista Adolescência e Saúde- Breastfeeding: knowledge, attitude and practices among teen mothers - mothers breastfeeding teens

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Psychological effects of breastfeeding on children and mothers mothers breastfeeding teens


When a teen mother suffers from depression, breastfeeding may not seem possible. There are many emotions that a teen mother may feel.

“Breastfeeding helps teen mothers feel a sense of contribution; each time they breastfeed, they're providing their baby with something only they can offer,” says .

teen. Like many readers here, I've done my breastfeeding research. I became a woman obsessed, like an anxious little kid looking forward to.

In this issue of The Journal, Apostolakis-Kyrus et al contribute new information by identifying factors that determine breastfeeding initiation in teenage mothers.