Making the Case: A Discussion on Supporting Breastfeeding through the Integration of Perinatal Mental Health Services in Primary Health Care

Published on August 2, 2023

Zainab Chisenga/MOMENTUM Tiyeni

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) is an opportunity to raise awareness for and galvanize action around breastfeeding.

Recent evidence has shown that women who are experiencing common perinatal mental disorders (CPMDs)—such as depression, anxiety and somatic disorders—are more likely to report insufficient milk and other breastfeeding difficulties, preventing them from exclusive breastfeeding. The early identification of CPMDs during the perinatal period as part of primary health care is therefore critical to promote maternal emotional well-being and to prevent breastfeeding difficulties.

Join MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership for a discussion on this under-explored area of intersection and integration. Together, we will look at the latest evidence surrounding breastfeeding and perinatal mental health and discuss the support of breastfeeding through the integration of perinatal mental health services in primary health care.

A detailed agenda and list of speakers will follow. We look forward to seeing you there!

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