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How long can postpartum depression last? I am breastfeeding.

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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 therapy or counseling and support groups. Some need meds, and there are ones safe while breastfeeding. If you are having problems with breastfeeding, get help from a lactation consultant because nursing problems can cause more stress.

In brief: 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 therapy or counseling and support groups. Some need meds, and there are ones safe while breastfeeding. If you are having problems with breastfeeding, get help from a lactation consultant because nursing problems can cause more stress.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ppd

Depends on prior history of depression and complications from labor/delivery as well as family history and prior treatment, usually 1-3 months.

In brief: Ppd

Depends on prior history of depression and complications from labor/delivery as well as family history and prior treatment, usually 1-3 months.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Long time

It may linger for years, especially with a previous hx.
Breast feeding and most meds are not incompatable, get help or stay miserable and get worse.

In brief: Long time

It may linger for years, especially with a previous hx.
Breast feeding and most meds are not incompatable, get help or stay miserable and get worse.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Dr. Chevies Newman
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