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Child Growth Affected by Mom's Depression

10:56 AM, Nov 12, 2012   |    comments
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A mother's depression could affect the growth of her children.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied the health of four and five year olds whose mothers showed signs of depression when they were babies.

They found the children were more than forty percent more likely to be below the tenth percentile for height.

Experts say mothers who are depressed are less likely to breast-feed, and their children are more stressed -- factors that could impact development.

 

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