Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Expert advisor EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Cindy-Lee Dennis is a Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Perinatal Community Health at the University of Toronto and was appointed the Women’s Health Research Chair at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Depressed mothers are at very high risk to stop breastfeeding by eight weeks postpartum. But this is because depression often negatively colours mothers' cognitive perceptions which interferes with their ability to accurately interpret their baby's cues.