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Breastfeeding and the blues

It is quite common to experience some form of “baby blues” after giving birth. However, it is important to get help when the blues do not fade. There are people who can help. Loads of hormones are surging through your body the day that your breastmilk starts to come in. Some mothers notice this more than others.

Normal to feel emotional and weepy

Mothers often feel very sad and emotional. This is a completely natural reaction. You need to know this so you don’t get afraid when you’re at home with your newborn infant, crying a lot instead of feeling overjoyed. This condition generally passes in just a few days.

Dealing with postpartum depression

However, there are mothers who continue to feel extremely low, or who have trouble bonding with their baby. This condition is called postpartum depression and it can be treated. Speak with your partner, close friend, relative, the nurse at the clinic or your nearest breastfeeding clinic.