The Connection Between Postpartum Despair & Breastfeeding

About to have a child? Anticipating mothers usually take into consideration every thing the newborn will want, however what about you — the mom you’re changing into? Making ready for motherhood and your postpartum time is crucial. It’s a transformative time — thoughts, physique, and soul. And there’s a lot to consider and think about when getting ready on your new life along with your child. For this reason we’re grateful to talk with Anne Wanlund and Stef Werdmuller on right this moment’s episode to dive deeply into the postpartum interval, together with postpartum wellness and the connection between postpartum despair and breastfeeding.

Who’re Anne & Stef?

Anne Wanlund is the Co-Founder and CEO of Canopie, a digital maternal psychological well being firm. Earlier than Canopie, she spent over 5 years main maternal well being organizations in East Africa, most not too long ago because the COO of a social enterprise that makes use of expertise to enhance maternal and youngster diet. She has labored in international well being for the State Division, USAID, and Massachusetts Common Hospital and has a Grasp’s diploma from Tufts College. Anne is channeling her ardour and experience in maternal well being and private experiences with psychological well being situations as a brand new mother to deal with the large care hole.

Stef Werdmuller

Stef Werdmuller is an IBCLC, trainer, and medical data coordinator at Aeroflow Healthcare. She can be a postpartum doula and scholar herbalist with an ever-increasing ardour for supporting rising households. After a difficult expertise breastfeeding her first youngster with out entry to sources and help, Stef was impressed to look after different mother and father going via the identical points. Stef values sustainability and innovation. She needs the moms she helps to know that they matter and that non-judgmental assist is on the market whereas they nourish their infants.

What can we talk about?

On this episode, we chat with Stef and Anne about all issues postpartum, together with the connection between postpartum despair and breastfeeding. So many issues are happening with our our bodies once we are postpartum. With all the modifications, bodily and emotionally, it’s vital to maintain sure issues in thoughts. There are additionally sure issues girls can do for a smoother transition to new motherhood. Anne and Stef additionally clarify how moms’ psychological well being can influence their skill to feed their infants. Fortunately, they share with us the place moms can flip for assist and far tons extra.

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