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Disagree. I had ost partum depression while breastfeeding Melanie, never had it with skylar and I formula fed her. My cousin breastfed her kids and had ppd every time, with the last kid she ended up leaving the kids and her husband it was so bad. This is just yet another article trying to scare people into breastfeeding. Post partum depression is completely random, but is more likely to occur in unwanted pregnancies, and in women or men who previously were depressed. All this is is another fear based way to get a moml to breastfeed. Smh.After a successful birth, opting not to breast-feed may trigger evolved mourning behaviors
DISCLAIMER: This is not to bash anybody who chose not to breastfeed, but this is actually very interesting.
I saw it on facebook. and read into it. I wonder if there is a link between PPD and not breastfeeding? Obviously people who do breastfeed get PPD still, but I read somewhere that PPD is more common in women who chose not to breastfeed.
It’s more common for women who chose to exclusively formula feed because they do not experience the routine release of oxytocin that breastfeeding mothers do when they have a milk let down. Oxytocin is crucial for balancing out the hormones after childbirth and women who are choosing to formula feed are forgoing part of the natural process of recovering from childbirth. Of course, women who breastfeed can get PPD, (I did, severely) but it is rarely as bad as the PPD FF moms get.
I feel like it makes sense that you could be more susceptible to it for the reasons above. Mostly the lack of the chemical release. And then if you wanted to breastfeed but the world worked against you in combination with that… yeah.
And I don’t feel like this is bashing. There are pros and cons to both and I just feel like this is a potential con to formula feeding.
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