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dc.contributor.authorBennett, Annemarie E
dc.contributor.authorKearney, John M
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-17T16:37:04Z
dc.date.available2018-12-17T16:37:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-14
dc.identifier.issn2072-6643
dc.identifier.pmid29757937
dc.identifier.pmid29757937
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/nu10050609
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/623957
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to examine factors associated with maternal wellbeing at four months post-partum in the Irish context. Socio-demographic, health behaviour and infant feeding data were collected in pregnancy, at birth and at 17 weeks post-partum. Maternal distress, body image and resilience were measured at 17 weeks post-partum. Binary logistic regression predicted maternal distress and statistical significance was taken at p < 0.05. One hundred and seventy-two women were followed-up in pregnancy, at birth and at 17 weeks post-partum. Three in five (61.6%, n106) initiated breastfeeding. At 17 weeks post-partum, 23.8% (n41) were exclusively or partially breastfeeding and over a third (36.0%, n62) of all mothers were at risk of distress. In multivariate analyses, independent predictors of distress included: low maternal resilience (p < 0.01, odds ratio (OR): 7.22 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 2.49–20.95)); unsatisfactory partner support (p = 0.02, OR: 3.89 (95% CI: 1.20–12.65)); older age (p = 0.02, OR: 1.11 (95% CI: 1.02–1.21)); and breastfeeding (p = 0.01, OR: 2.89 (95% CI: 1.29–6.47)). Routine assessment of emotional wellbeing and targeted interventions are needed to promote a more healthful transition to motherhood among women in Ireland.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectIrelanden_US
dc.subjectbreastfeeding supporten_US
dc.subjectinfanten_US
dc.subjectmaternal distressen_US
dc.subjectmaternal wellbeingen_US
dc.subjectpartner supporten_US
dc.subjectpaternal roleen_US
dc.subjectpost-partum distressen_US
dc.titleFactors Associated with Maternal Wellbeing at Four Months Post-Partum in Ireland.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.department1 Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James' Hospital Campus, Dublin 8, Ireland. 2 School of Biological Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 8, Ireland.en_US
dc.identifier.journalNutrientsen_US
dc.description.fundingOtheren_US
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren_US
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen_US
dc.source.journaltitleNutrients
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