Postpartum depression – dads can have a rough time too

Having a new baby is exciting and really hard. Moms aren’t the only ones that might have the baby blues:

Yes, men do get postpartum depression. It’s a fact that most people – and even many health professionals – don’t know. As a result, most men with postpartum depression suffer in isolation. With PostpartumMen, these dads are no longer alone.

This postpartum men.com site has resources, including an online forum for dads that are feeling anxious, down, angry – any of those stressful feelings that come with depression.

Also, while I’m talking about the emotional stress of parenting a new baby, I should mention that Happy Bambino (where I have my drop-in breastfeeding clinic) has a new resource for parents as they look for healthy ways to get through the mental and emotional challenges of a growing family: happybambino.com/LunaCounseling.aspx

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