Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

I believe a great deal of postpartum depression comes from depletion of the mother’s internal stores of omega-3 fatty acids, which are already low since they were being used by the fetus for brain development. ¬†Supplementing the mother’s diet during and after birth (especially if breast feeding) is essential to maintain adequate levels of the omega-3 fatty acids to reduce depression in the mother.