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Civil Unrest in the Context of Chronic Community Violence: Impact on Maternal Depressive Symptoms

Objectives: To examine changes in maternal–child health surrounding the April 2015 civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, following Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody. Methods: We conducted cross-sectional Children’s HealthWatch surveys January 2014 through December 2015 in pediatric emergency departments and primary care clinics on maternal–child health and June 2015 through October 2015 on daily […]

Breastfeeding and Health Outcomes among Citizen Infants of Immigrant Mothers

This article investigates the associations between breastfeeding and child health outcomes among citizen infants of immigrant mothers. In a sample of 3,592 immigrant mothers with infants aged 0-12 months, breastfed infants were less likely to be reported in fair/poor health and less likely to have history of hospitalizations compared to non-breastfed infants of immigrant mothers. […]

La alimentación y el bienestar de los ciudadanos estadounidenses más jóvenes de madres mexicanas, centroamericanas, y caribeñas

This study investigated the relationship between participation in federal nutrition and cash assistance programs and maternal and child well-being among immigrant households in the United States. The objective was to establish whether there were differences in well-being between US born families and immigrant families who come from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (Haiti, the […]