Mothers with postpartum depression must avail childcare facilities for their babies as it helps both of them cope. It also works well to reduce the effects of maternal depression on the children.
Studies have indicated that depression in mothers can elevate risks of behavior and mood problems in children. Children can also face delays in language and cognitive development.
AdvertisementAn insight revealed that when children as old as two spend atleast four hours a week in formal day care they portrayed far less behavioral problems. It certainly helped cushion children against some of the effects of maternal depression.
"Our results suggest that a modest amount of formal child care for toddlers of depressed mothers is a simple strategy that may have benefits for affected mothers and their children", said the study authors.