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Fetal and Labor Stress and Breastfeeding

by Ketevan Nemsadze, PhD, FABM
  • Duration: 540 Mins
  • Credits: 0.25 CERP, 0.25 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: ABM Conference 2016
Abstract:

Background: The effects of fetal emotional stress on lactation are not known. Objective: To assess the association’s influence of maternal stress (mild and severe) during pregnancy on breastfeed and mother-child bonding. Materials/methods: We conducted a prospective study of 15 women in which were observed the pregnant and delivery and took blood samples for analysis of stress hormone. Each day during the first 1 week postpartum, the mothers collected a milk sample. Result: Multiple regressions indicated that several markers of fetal stress were associated with delayed breast fullness, lower milk volume. 2. The factors associated with lactogenesis were parity (P<0.10), maternal exhaustion (P0.10) for timing of breast fullness; exhaustion (P0.10) and lower breast-feeding frequency on day 2(P0.005). Conclusion: Mothers who with severe stres during pregnancy and after childbirth should receive additional lactation guidance during the first week postpartum. It is worked out in the framework of the project of Rustaveli Scientific National Fund (project # DO385/8-308/14)

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Influence of maternal stress (mild and severe) during pregnancy on breastfeed
Objective 2: Influence of maternal stress (mild and severe) during pregnancy on mother-child bonding.
Objective 3: Influence of maternal stress and anxiety during pregnancy on short term(breastfed, mother-child bonding) and long-term (child’s global development. adhd ,early childhood wheezing and asthma) effects on her offspring.