Effects of Breastfeeding on Stress Measured by Saliva Cortisol Level and Perceived Stress

Purpose: The effects of breastfeeding on postpartum depression symptoms and stress using physiological measures require investigation. Background: Breastfeeding suppresses the secretion of cortisol. Oxytocin levels correlate negatively with symptoms of postpartum depression. Aim: To investigate th...

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Main Authors: Kiyoko Mizuhata, Hatsumi Taniguchi, Mieko Shimada, Naoko Hikita, Seiichi Morokuma
Format: Article
Published: University of Hawaii Press 2020-12-01
Series:Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal
Online Access:https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/apin/vol5/iss3/3/

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