Study Connects Unmet Breastfeeding Expectations with Postpartum Depression Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

A study in the Maternal and Child Health Journal suggests that women with unmet breastfeeding expectations could be at a higher risk for postpartum depression (PPD).  Learn more about the study, and read the author’s analysis of the study and other studies that tie postpartum depression to breast-feeding.

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Shiri, a 34-year-old first time mom in Westchester, NY, had always planned to breastfeed. Not only because it was the healthiest choice for her baby, but also because she liked that she would lose those extra pounds faster and save money on formula. But Shiri’s plan fell through soon after delivery when her daughter had trouble sucking and getting enough milk…Read Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression

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