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Problems With Breastfeeding Triggered My Postpartum Depression

I really felt that my inability to exclusively breastfeed my son was a complete personal failure that would affect him for the rest of his life

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

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.


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