Postpartum depression (PPD), or a diagnosis of depression between birth and 12 months post-delivery, is a condition that affects mothers not only in the United States, but around the world. PPD carries many risks and can cause harm, both mental and physical, to mothers and their infants. Some speculation has claimed that decreased breastfeeding can increase the rate of PPD Because of this reason, a benchmark project was created to determine if not breastfeeding does increase PPD. This benchmark project will review the literature, implementation process, and data collection methods that can help implement this change onto a unit. Other information shared includes a timetable of when steps will take place, the cost and benefit of this program, and any future recommendations on postpartum depression and breastfeeding.

Date of publication

Winter 12-3-2021

Document Type

MSN Capstone Project (Local Access)



Persistent identifier



Master's in Nursing Administration