Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Dr. Heidi Altman
The mental wellbeing of mothers during their postnatal period is a vulnerable time for them and their child. Breastfeeding has many benefits for babies, but it also has benefits for the mother and their mother-infant relationship. Motherhood is a unique experience but practices and ideology that have been socially constructed have added pressure to mothers and how they provide for their child without considering the emotional and physical stress that they recently endured during their pregnancy and childbirth.
Keeton, Olivia J., "An Anthropological Perspective: The Impact Breastfeeding has on Maternal Mental Health" (2021). Honors College Theses. 675.