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Breastfeeding, Lack of Sleep and Depression: Truths and Myths

In the United States, depression is common among postpartum women. And, breastfeeding mothers are frequently told that breastfeeding is the culprit for sleep deprivation, and they need to formula feed to get enough sleep to beat depression. But what does science actually tell us about breastfeeding, sleep duration and depression? And, if lack of sleep isn’t the cause of depression, what is?

Join Marie and her guest, noted psychologist, acclaimed author/editor and expert, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, as they debunk the myths and clarify the facts about sleep and depression in breastfeeding mothers. Learn three components that spark depression, non-breastfeeding causes for depression, how exclusive breastfeeding relates to maternal sleep duration, and how you can use the current recommendations for safe sleep environments. Whether you want to give or receive help, get tips on how to enhance the breastfeeding experience and maximize sleep duration.

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