Diarrhea in Bangladeshi infants and its association with postnatal depression

Diarrhea is one of the most important causes of death among infants in developing countries. It has been estimated that globally 1.87 million children (0-5 year) die due to diarrhea, of which 73% are from just 15 countries including Bangladesh1. In addition, recent epidemiological studies have also documented that one quarter of mothers in low income developing countries suffer from postnatal depression 2-4. Studies from Pakistan and India have found increased rates of poor physical and mental development among infants of depressed mothers5,6.

 

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