Breastfeeding causes PPD?!

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Breastfeeding causes PPD?!
Wed, 01-08-2014 - 1:54pm

In a response to a Daily Mail article on the tragedy of a mom with PPD, this blogger who frequently posts about PPD lambastes Lactivists and blames them for triggering PPD in mothers. :(

I am wondering if there are any good online resources for moms who have PPD but want to keep breastfeeding. There is so much misinformation out there!  PPD support and breastfeeding support do not seem to coexist, but clearly they should. One shouldn't have to wade through anti-breastfeeding tirades in order to get support for PPD and one shouldn't have to tolerate the trivialization of PPD in order to get breastfeeding support.

One researcher who really seems to balance the importance of both breastfeeding and treating PPD is Kathleen Kendall-Tackett., but there must be some other great sources on the web.