Perinatal Depression Among HIV-Infected Women in KwaZulu-Natal

Perinatal Depression Among HIV-Infected Women in KwaZulu-Natal

Congrats to Emily Tuthill¬†(center) and the team on the publication of our paper, which describes the role of maternal mental health in infant feeding practices among South African women. In this paper, we found that depression is associated with lower rates of exclusive breastfeeding. Indeed, we conclude that “Improving maternal psychosocial well-being could be a new frontier to improving infant and young child feeding and reducing pre/postnatal¬†transmission.”