Published On: Fri, May 27th, 2016

Posting new born baby’s images can depress moms



Educated and working mothers, attention, please! New studies have shown that if mothers most often post photos of their new-born kids on Facebook and unsuccessful to get sufficient positive posts, despair is out there to grasp them.

The researchers have stated that if a mother is uploading on Facebook to get assertion that she is performing a good job and doesn’t get all the ‘likes’ and positive remarks she anticipates, that could be an issue and she can finish up feeling inferior.

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The research study seemed at a particular cluster of moms – highly educated, typically married Midwestern women who had full-time jobs. It discovered that those who get societal pressure to be ideal moms and who recognized very powerfully with their motherhood role uploaded much regularly than others to Facebook. These similar moms who uploaded much regularly also accounted stronger emotional responses to comments on the images they uploaded of their new baby – for example feeling bad if they didn’t get sufficient optimistic remarks.

Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, who is the professor of human sciences at The Ohio State University, stated that “While many new mothers are active on Facebook, these results suggest some seem to be more drawn to the site than others and may use it in less-than-healthy ways,”

Actually, those moms who uploaded more on Facebook inclined to report more depressive signs later than nine months of parenthood than other mothers. The point is not that Facebook is inevitably injurious. Jill Yavorsky, who is the co-author and doctoral student in sociology in a paper presented in the journal Sex Roles, told that “Using Facebook may not be an effective platform for women to seek and gain external validation that they’re good moms,”

The researchers employed data from the New Parents Project, a long-term research study co-led by Schoppe-Sullivan. In the entire, 127 moms from Ohio contributed in this research study. Schoppe-Sullivan further added that “Because this sample includes mostly highly educated women from dual-career couples, the results may not hold for all new mothers, especially those who don’t work outside the home,”

The authors further recommended that “It’s great to share stories and pictures of your baby, but relying on Facebook to feel good about your parenting may be risky,”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.