Approximately 15 percent of women suffer from postpartum depression each year and that is only when it’s self reported. This number is higher than the amount of women who will get diabetes, suffer a stroke or get diagnosed with breast cancer in one year.
In The Boob Group Episode #69, Robin Kaplan from San Diego Breastfeeding Center, MJ Fisher and panelists Katie Jacquet Reed and Molly Riffel talk with expert Kathy Kendall-Tacket about Postpartum Depression, how to detect early signs of PPD, how it can affect your breastfeeding experience and helpful tips to overcoming this difficult period.
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas, she’s also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and owner and editor-in-chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health.
Listen to Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding here.