The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

Postpartum Depression Breastfeeding Link Options
Daemon
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 28,487
Neurons: 84,639
Location: Inside Farlex computers
Postpartum Depression Breastfeeding Link

Breastfeeding can have major benefits for new moms, but it can also pose challenges that make a difficult period in a woman's life even harder. Among women who plan to breastfeed and go on to do so, the risk of developing postpartum depression is halved. However, those who struggle and find themselves unable to nurse see their risk of postpartum depression more than double. The data, researchers say, highlight the importance of supporting new mothers, particularly those who have trouble breastfeeding, as they navigate this period of their lives. More...
S. Miranda-Hess
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:06:30 AM

Rank: Member

Joined: 8/22/2014
Posts: 109
Neurons: 42,315
Location: Socorro, New Mexico, United States
That's so sad. I hope if I ever have a kid that I'm able to breastfeed.
moniquester
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:50:19 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 4/8/2014
Posts: 872
Neurons: 87,227
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
There are two rules to follow if you are to breastfeed successfully: RELAX and eat well. My mother was unable to breastfeed at all. I breastfed 4 children to the age of 6 months, and went on to 9 months with one, and 1 year with another. The one thing that I did differently than my mother was that I relaxed. In fact, I nursed my babies in bed with me at night, while we slept. It was awesome--no sleepless nights, a content, well-adjusted baby, and a stress-free mom! I highly recommend it!

Be the change you wish to see in the world!-Gandhi
MechPebbles
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:55:57 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/21/2014
Posts: 463
Neurons: 226,313
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
One more advantage to add to the ever-growing list.
JUSTIN Excellence
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 2:10:43 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 6/25/2014
Posts: 401
Neurons: 2,787
Location: Veinau, Baden-Wuerttemberg Region, Germany

WHO and UNICEF have recommended exclusive breastfeeding for six months postpartum.

All hail the oxytocin, prolactin and sucking reflex of the baby.








über laboratorium dauernd zur Naturtreue
keif
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:48:52 AM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 8/22/2014
Posts: 1
Neurons: 1,917,502
Location: Kırklareli, Kirklareli, Turkey
I breastfed my son for 21 months. Since the hot summer was coming, I could not have dared to stop breastfeeding up until he turns 24 months old. My doctor's advice was to breastfeed baby boys for 36 months and girls for 24 months. The very first moments after the birth, I started breastfeeding with the help of a nurse.

My rules were: be alone with the baby in a silent comfortable room, to focus on breastfeeding, not letting him to fall asleep.

During this period I was as careful as I was during my pregnancy and I consumed a lot of dairy products. By the way I lost weight during breastfeeding period.

I was a working mom, and kept coming home at lunch time to breastfeed up until I stopped.
GreenBanana
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:07:33 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 8/3/2013
Posts: 345
Neurons: 20,818
Depression: "I was able to be intimate with another human being and can now reap the economic benefits granted by our pronatalist government. Wahh, my life is so tough."

Make every post as if it was the first one in the thread.
monamagda
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:55:58 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 7,341
Neurons: 5,431,181
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia
Study Shows Higher Risk of Postpartum Depression for Pregnant Women With Low Levels of Oxytocin

Pregnant women who have lower levels of the hormone oxytocin may be at greater risk for developing postpartum depression, a new study shows.

Sometimes called the “cuddle hormone” or the “hormone of love,” oxytocin has been the subject of much research interest for its ability to foster feelings of bonding and attachment.

Mothers with higher oxytocin levels are more likely to coo to their babies in a playful, squeaky voice, a kind of speech scientists call “motherese.” They also tend to smile more at their infants and are more apt to respond to changes in the baby’s mood with positive, loving touches or happy facial expressions than mothers with lower oxytocin levels, says James F. Leckman, MD, the Neison Harris Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

A lack of oxytocin in a nursing mother would prevent the milk-ejection reflex and prevent breastfeeding.

http://www.webmd.com/depression/postpartum-depression/news/20110511/low-oxytocin-linked-to-postpartum-depression

NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:39:03 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 7/22/2014
Posts: 2,292
Neurons: 2,571,530
Location: Lilyfield, New South Wales, Australia
I'm so glad I don't have kids. I don't think I could handle a baby going at my boob!

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
nkelsey
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:24:49 PM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/9/2014
Posts: 491
Neurons: 192,145
Location: Apóstoles, Misiones, Argentina
Possible explanations for the beneficial effect include the release of feel-good hormones when milk is produced.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:25:37 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 7/26/2014
Posts: 1,405
Neurons: 37,072
Location: Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
"Breastfeeding can have major benefits for new moms, but it can also pose challenges that make a difficult period in a woman's life even harder. Among women who plan to breastfeed and go on to do so, the risk of developing postpartum depression is halved. However, those who struggle and find themselves unable to nurse see their risk of postpartum depression more than double."

I have never-ever seen anything so beautiful as a mother breastfeeding her child, sadly though, in this very screwed up and provincial American society there are (generally) those (again) "sick-radical-republican-right" individuals which are extremely narrow minded, that force women to feel (again) inferior when this very necessary act is done in public. Yet, these same very sick brainless people will push their anti-abortion agenda but then follow those narrow belief's by refusing medical, financial or even school lunches for so many children in America. Interestingly, I find that this particular discussion appears the same day as "Jane Austen's quote for the day". Please, keep up the very good topics and their coordination with other information, et'al.
Vicki Holzknecht
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:21:08 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 1/8/2014
Posts: 257
Neurons: 61,514
Location: Sylva, North Carolina, United States
Hmmm...I am lost for words.
7Thunders
Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:36:53 PM

Rank: Newbie

Joined: 5/30/2014
Posts: 12
Neurons: 16,271
Location: Saint George's, Saint George, Grenada
Thank God for Breast Milk, I have a healthy attitude
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2019 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.