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breast feeding and postpartum depression

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Possibly : When you breastfeed hormones are released and one of them is oxytocin. In addition to helping with milk let down it helps relax the mother and make he ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Symptoms are the : same as a depressed mood at any time. Unfortunately, PPD can harmfully impact your baby's development. Persistence of " baby blues" past 2 weeks or on ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: All medications have some risks but there are several antidepressants that are safe during breastfeeding. There can be some feeding difficulties and t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes, it can: In fact, it can effect everything and is very worth seeking specialized treatment for. The well-being of your entire family (especially you) is in the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get help fast!: Postpartum depression has huge effects on both mom and baby. Get help fast! treatments can be very safe while breastfeeding. You can start with therap ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See doctor ASAP : Please see your doctor ASAP about these symptoms. There are several medication options and counseling that can help a great deal with postpartum mood ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why: When seeking medical advice it's customary to provide simple details like your gender and age. Also, what is the health situation.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No: It is very variable when first period comes after delivery. Just be sure to use adequate birth control to avoid pregnancy. No concern as to when mense ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on how fast you heal . If you are not anemic and pretty healthy , you may see a period within the month. If you are taking birth control, dep ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Even if you are exclusively breastfeeding, you can ovulate. This may possibly be your regular menstrual cycle returned.

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