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postnatal depression

Weaning Blues – The Depression Nobody Talks About

It’s perfectly normal to have feelings of grief and self doubt when weaning from breastfeeding happens earlier than you have planned. But there can be other, strong emotions, including vicious mood swings that can be related to weaning, whatever the age of your child or if this was a ‘natural’ weaning decided by your baby or a gradual ‘mother –led’…
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The Warning Signs of PRE-natal Depression

We hear a lot about postpartum depression, but depression can also take place during pregnancy. In fact, it is almost as common. One of the best ways to avoid to severe postnatal depression is to receive diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy. But with so many bodily changes and outside demands during pregnancy, how do you know what is and isn’t…
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‘Why can’t my baby be like that?’ Envy, jealousy, despair and disappointment … by Carly Grubb

My stinging sleep deprived eyes would well up as I detailed my baby's wakeful habits and I'd cop the standard lines of, 'have you tried swaddling', 'putting him down drowsy but awake', 'bedtime routine', 'listen for his protest cry it's different to his emotional cry', 'it's because you're still feeding him', 'you need to not hold him, you've built…
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Need help? Call in the reserves!

Ellie has had a bout of mastitis and the flu, her baby Sam has had runny poos and high temperatures (he has probably caught Ellie’s flu), there’s a mountain of dirty washing, the fridge is empty, the fruit bowl’s full of rotting apples and she hasn’t left the house for days except to go to the doctor’s surgery. Ellie’s husband is doing 12-hour…
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