If you have a natural childbirth without medical intervention, your chances of Postpartum Depression (PPD) decrease significantly.
Also, if you are taught how to breastfeed "pain-free" and feel successful as a new mother, your chances of PPD decrease. Finally, if you get the support you need -- emotionally and physically -- your chances of developing PPD are significantly lower (National Institutes of Health).
Many new moms fear postpartum depression, but many nursing moms are unaware that depression can occur during and after weaning.
What could cause this unexpected emotional change in mothers?
Sara Chana Silverstein is a Brooklyn-based, international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist and mother of seven children. She presents decades of practice in her app: Breastfeeding for Boobs.
Sara explains how nursing moms can breastfeed and wean successfully so as to limit the potential for postpartum depression.
Herbs that will help with your mood swings:
- Lemon Balm is calming
- Oats is great for frazzled nerves
- Motherwort helps with hormonal moodiness
- Skullcap helps with anxiety