Breastfeeding Hormones and Depression
Hey, team. I’ve recently had two girlfriends suffer chemical depression that they feel is related to breast feeding — either feeding or weaning. For the record, I’m pro breastfeeding, but con debilitating sadness. I just wanted to link to these posts in case any of you are suffering from something similar and trying to figure out what’s up.
Joanna Goddard from A Cup of Jo on Depression and Weaning
Helen Jane of HelenJane.com on Depression and Breastfeeding Hormones
I’m also hoping to bump the info up on search engines so it’s easier to unearth for other women who may be trying to figure out why they’re crying all the time even though they’re technically past the post-partum depression window.
Have you had a similar experience? If so, you’re welcome to leave stories and links to posts on the subject in comments.
Again! I am pro breastfeeding, and boobs in general. Thanks to Joanna and HJ for speaking up, breastfeeding is a scary issue to address online. Brave. Low fives, ladies.