This survey-based cohort study follows expectant first-time moms from their third trimester through the first four months postpartum. The data that come out of project will highlight the proportion of new moms whose feeding experiences did not match their pre-birth expectations and explore the impact this mismatch can have on maternal mental health (as measured via validated questionnaires and self-reported feelings of guilt, shame, disappointment, etc.). Additionally, these results will capture how breastfeeding beliefs change over time, what factors are related, and if these beliefs are different or more pronounced among those experiencing more negative emotions/Mental Health challenges.
A collaboration among Bobbie’s Research team and practicing clinicians - a maternal mental health expert, a registered neonatal nurse, and board–certified pediatricians.
Bobbie Labs is making an investment in scientific research by offering grants to examine the nutritional, social, and environmental questions related to infant feeding. Our Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open, and we invite applicants to submit their funding request for projects, such as clinical trials, observational studies, systematic review or meta-analysis, nutrient profiling, or discovery work.
Deadline: April 14, 2023