Democracy Now: Study: More Than Half of Poor Infants Raised by Mothers Suffering from Depression

A new study says over half of babies living in poverty are being raised by mothers who suffer bouts of mild to severe depression. The Washington, DC-based Urban Institute says the high rate of depression among low-income mothers could affect their children’s development. One in nine infants in poverty with mothers that have severe depression are typically breastfed less than other infants. Just 30 percent of low-income mothers suffering from depression said they had received medical help.

~ by wheresthemic on August 26, 2010.

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