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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 150--152

Why i can't breastfeed my new-born baby? Psychosocial dilemma of a COVID-positive post-LSCS mother


Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Balbir Kumar
Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Institute, Jhajjar, Haryana; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_157_20

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A 26-year-old postpartum COVID-positive mother admitted in COVID isolation facility at a tertiary care center in India. Her primary physical concern was suture site pain and concerns related to expressed breast milk discarding. Her psychological concerns include distrust on COVID report, belief of unjust isolation, lack of family support, loneliness, feeling of not breast feeding her baby, fear, anxiety, anger, stress, and depression. She was concerned about the stigma anticipated for herself and her baby. Spiritually, she was concerned as she was not able to make harmony between herself and environment.






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