Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership: help wanted

Katie Evans
Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership Project Co-ordinator and Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chris Gale
Academic Neonatologist and Neonatal Society Meeting Secretary

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maternal anxiety; postpartum anxiety; postpartum depression
Key points
  1. Anxiety is often misdiagnosed as depression and treatments may not work effectively.
  2. Postpartum anxiety can negatively affect the maternal-infant bond and subsequently breastfeeding.
  3. Healthcare professionals can support pregnant and postpartum women by recognising the difference between anxiety and depression and providing education and support for women to seek help.

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