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Depressed Mothers Must Opt for Child Care

by Savitha C Muppala on  June 15, 2011 at 10:16 AM Women Health News   - G J E 4
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.
 Depressed Mothers Must Opt for Child Care
Depressed Mothers Must Opt for Child Care
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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.

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An 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.



Source: Medindia
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