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Old 01-20-2013, 07:49 AM   #31
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And my OB kept trying to get me to take Reglan to increase milk production. Those drugs weren't my ideal choice but they were what was needed right then. I drew the line at Reglan. I really wanted to bf but really, I felt like this was my body's way of saying that it just couldn't do it, even though it was doing it in the beginning very well. I wasn't willing to add any more physical stress to my body and felt like I was at my wit's end. I feel like the hemorrhaging and bf were my two biggest triggers. I honestly think bf is best but I get really sick of seeing women guilting other women if it isn't working. I really hope mamas who had an easy go of things can learn to lay off others as they don't know what some mamas go through.
I drew the line at reglan as well. I just couldn't take it. I now know of many other options, but I didn't then. Turning to bottles both helped me stop crying all day long and start crying at other times.

Motherhood is so complicated. Women react in different ways to different things. We need to support eachother and work on compassion over all else.

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:39 AM   #32
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Omega 3s and lots of healthy fats can be helpful. As some have mentioned, there are probably a lot of hormonal issues that play into PPD, and making sure that you are getting the correct balance of omega 3 vs. omega 6 can help balance hormones. Cutting out vegetable oils altogether is a good idea, as they have WAY more omega 6 than the body needs and are a highly processed food. Substitute butter, coconut oil, pastured lard, ghee...olive oil and other nut oils can be used in low temperature applications.
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Re: How to try to avoid ppd?

I am really worried about ppd. I had it with #1 and #2, and the second time was awful. I waited too long to do anything about it because I felt ashamed. The dr that I start medication immediately after the birth, if I had another baby. I really want to breastfeed, I may wait and see. My situation is completely different this time around, so praying it does not happen again.
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I am really worried about ppd. I had it with #1 and #2, and the second time was awful. I waited too long to do anything about it because I felt ashamed. The dr that I start medication immediately after the birth, if I had another baby. I really want to breastfeed, I may wait and see. My situation is completely different this time around, so praying it does not happen again.
Well, If it doesn't gross you out, look into the placenta encapsulation (check labor forum above for a discussion). Supposed to naturally help with ppd and milk production.
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Re: How to try to avoid ppd?

I swear by encapsulation too. I had horrible PPD with DD#1 and was on Zoloft for almost a year. This time I didn't even have any baby blues. I forgot to take the pills one day when DD#2 was a couple of weeks old. I started feeling weepy and anxiety. I took the dose I missed and in a few hours I felt fine again.
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