Brianna Atkins


  1. Are mothers who exclusively breastfed their child protected from developing postpartum depression in comparison to mothers who non-exclusively breastfed?New Nursing Article Page Introduction

    Postpartum depression is a prevalent and serious mental health condition affecting 10 to 20 percent of women globally and in New Zealand anytime during their first year of motherhood (Plunket, 2014). The symptomologies of postpartum depression in mothers includes; perceiving one’s self as hopeless or worthless accompanied by a persistent low mood, anhedonia, decreased energy, reduced appetite and disturbed sleep (Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, n.d.). Current research sug…