Link Between Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding
“We found that women who said they disliked breastfeeding were 42 percent
more likely to experience postpartum depression at two months compared to women
who liked breastfeeding,” said Stephanie Watkins, one of the researchers.
In addition, new moms who experienced breast pain during their first couple
of tries were twice as likely to suffer from postpartum than those who did
Alison Stuebe, another researcher, suggested that any mother who is suffering
from any form of depression should immediately tell their doctor, as it is not
something to take lightly. This condition is not something a new mom should feel
she needs to power through on her own. In addition, the health providers who
have patients that fit this criteria should immediately screen them for
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