Paid family leave improves breastfeeding, postpartum depression rates

In U.S. states with strong paid family and medical leave, there was a greater likelihood of breastfeeding and lower odds of postpartum depression symptoms, with stronger associations among those with Medicaid, researchers reported.
“Having to return to work is one of the main reasons that postpartum people do not continue to breastfeed. While the decision on method of feeding is a very personal decision, paid leave allows postpartum people the space to make the decision between breast and bottle feeding,” Madeline F. Perry, MD, a resident obstetrician and gynecologist at

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