The Effect of Postpartum Depression on Breast-Feeding Practice in Puerperium Mothers

산욕기 산모의 산후우울이 모유수유 실천에 미치는 영향

  • 김선미 (창원대학교 대학원 생명공학과정 대학원) ;
  • 김병관 (창원대학교 대학원 생명공학과정)
  • Received : 2019.04.26
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28


The purpose of this study is to identify the relationship between postpartum depression and breast-feeding in puerperium mothers to practice healthy breast-feeding. Puerperium mothers at postnatal care center completed an anonymous survey. Postpartum depression severity was observed at ($x^2=19.556$, p = 0.000). Postpartum depression was found to negatively affect healthy breast-feeding at a rate of Exp (B) = 0.887, p = 0.014. Puerperium mothers' postpartum depression has shown significant effect on breast-feeding practice, thus, when postpartum depression rate decrease, regular breast-feeding practice rate increased. Despite lacking robust statistical evidence, these results indicate that postpartum depression leads to bottle-feeding.

본 연구는 산욕기 산모의 산후우울에 따른 모유수유 실천 여부를 확인하고 그 상관관계를 규명함으로써 건강한 모유수유 실천을 도모하고, 더불어 수유부를 위한 간호중재의 기초자료를 활용하기 위해 시도되었다. 산후조리원 3곳에 입실한 산모를 대상으로 산후우울 정도에 따른 모유수유 실천을 조사하였으며, 수집된 자료는 SPSS 20.0 프로그램을 이용하여 분석하였다. 그 결과 산욕기 산모의 산후우울은 모유수유 실천에 유의미한 영향을 미쳤으며(Exp (B) = 0.887, p = 0.014), 산후우울이 높을수록 규칙적인 모유수유 실천율이 낮아졌다($x^2=19.556$, p = 0.000). 그러므로 산후우울과 유의성을 나타낸 변인들을 중점적으로 간호중재가 이루어진다면, 산후우울 경감은 물론 모유수유 실천율 상승효과에 기여할 수 있을 것이다.


Table 1. Characteristics of Breast-Feeding Practice(1)

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Table 2. Characteristics of Breast-Feeding Practice(2)

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Table 3. Degree of Postpartum Depression

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Table 4. Postpartum Depression According to Sociologic Characteristics

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Table 5. Postpartum Depression According to Obstetric Characteristics(1)

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Table 6. Postpartum Depression According to Obstetric Characteristics(2)

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Table 7. Regular Breast-Feeding Practice According to Sociologic Characteristics

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Table 8. Relationship Between Postpartum Depression and Breast-Feeding Practice

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Table 9. Categorization of Postpartum Depression

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Table 10. Breast-Feeding Practice According to Categorization of Postpartum Depression

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