Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression

During yesterday’s training sponsored by the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative we again engaged in a lively discussion about how to best treat women with postpartum depression who are breastfeeding. It’s a sensitive subject and one that continues to challenge clinicians.

Here’s a nice article to support the work clinicians and mothers are facing.

And of course, don’t forget to read “Is Breast Always Best.” This editorial sends an important message. And though it occasionally stuns a few breastfeeding activists into a tizzy, most of us in this field believe that the best decision for any new mother who is suffering from depression is what is in HER best medical and psychological interest.

Whether she is breastfeeding or not.

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