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Postpartum blues

  • anonymous Asks ...
    anonymous

    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 ...
    Rachel Starck

    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!

    Warm wishes,

    Rachel Starck, LPC

    www.thethrivingmama.com

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