17 November 2019

How breastfeeding can affect your mental health

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Breastfeeding and postpartum depression are two aspects of motherhood that have received increasing attention in recent years. reports citing Refinery that from the Adidas campaign featuring a nursing model through to Adele and other celebrities discussing their experience of postpartum depression, the physical and mental realities of motherhood are more visible than ever before.

While many mothers may experience difficulties with both breastfeeding and their mental health after giving birth, few may be aware that the two might be linked.

Jerilee Claydon is a psychotherapist and parenting educator and despite her wealth of experience and expertise, she was shocked at the impact that stopping breastfeeding had on her mental health.

2019.10.17 / 18:53
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