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Jun 2016

Beating the Baby Blues

Tammy McKinney, Dover, Pennsylvania, USA Image: Kathy Grossman   Beating the baby blues at the start of motherhood. The day my daughter was born was filled with emotion, exhaustion, and expectation. I remember wanting nothing more than to rest and stay awake all at the same time. There lay a little being whom I had anticipated meeting for so long. I loved her so much and...

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Sep 2011

Baby Blues

Updated December 2015 Photo: Angela Anderson Photography   Mother’s situation: Baby blues I was really looking forward to having my baby and being able to be home with him. I expected there to be a period of adjustment, of course, but now four months after my son’s birth, I am still feeling blue. I have no good reason to feel this way because I have...

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Feb 2014

Postpartum Blues

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Kirsty Colquhoun   Mother’s Situation Postpartum blues I have suffered from depression in the past, and after the birth of my first baby four years ago, I had a fairly serious bout for which I required medication. I gave up breastfeeding after only a few weeks because of sore nipples, and I was worried about the medication I was taking getting through...

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Jul 2016

The Anxiety of Postpartum Depression

Darcy Smith, Norman, Oklahoma, USA Photo: Jamie Sia Photography Anxiety and postpartum depression Looking back at the past 18 months, I have become stronger. There were days when I thought that I couldn’t take any more and I wished for my old kid-free life. Every mom has those thoughts. For me though, it was more than just every now and then. It wasn’t about wanting more sleep, to...

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Jul 2016

Give me a Meeting with Mothers

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photos: Esther Edith La Leche League When I feel depleted, give me a meeting with mothers, like of mind, kind, with tea and snacks, where no one attacks choices, and challenges are met with gentle voices, and choruses of “me too” and “this is what I do.” Give me a room full of support, away from a world which thinks we...

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Jun 2016

What’s New June–July 2016

Photo: Blaire Elizabeth Ring of Second Ave Photography Issue 35, June 2016 Nurturing Early motherhood can be overwhelming and when you are facing it without much support even more so. Teresa Pitman explores ways of nurturing yourself when you have to cope alone. Leigh Anne O’Connor debunks the myth that obesity prevents breastfeeding and looks at the issues for plus size mothers. And Katja Leccisi talks...

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May 2016

Newborn Weight Loss: Getting Back on Track

Vanessa Pinto, Sag Harbor, New York, USA Newborn weight loss: getting back on track with breastfeeding. None of the mothers in my family or my husband’s had ever breastfed. They disapproved of my desire to do so, explaining that it was too exhausting and telling me stories of women they knew who had tried and failed to make it work. I believed there was no one...

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Jul 2015

Why Breastfeeding Is Good for Mothers’ Mental Health

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA Photo: Scheyer Vandleta Tyrell and Ahja by Robert Zuill New research shows how breastfeeding lowers mothers’ risk of depression, helps them get more sleep, and overcome past adversity. Each year, hundreds of thousands of mothers worldwide become depressed after giving birth. Professionals are more aware of the existence of depression as an illness than they ever have been, and that’s been a...

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