anonymous Asks ...
I am going through postpartum depression 4 weeks after the birth of my first son. My aunt has recommended that I take fish oil tablets because she says they are helpful for postpartum depression. She gave me some to try but I stopped yesterday after only a day or so because they were giving me the worst fish gas burps (sorry…gross, I know.) Does fish oil work against postpartum D? Is there another source of the fatty acids that works that does not cause the gross side effects?
Rachel Starck Says ...
Hi, I suggest that you see your doctor to discuss your options regarding supplements or medication. Additionally I would seek support via a postpartum support group, mamas group, or counselor who works with postpartum depression. Good for you for seeking help so early on!
Rachel Starck, LPC