The MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health analyzes a recent study of 42,000 women in Norway and how their anxiety or depression affected their breastfeeding, as well as how quitting breastfeeding affected their depression or anxiety.
In the past there hasn’t been a lot of data on the connection between breastfeeding and postpartum depression, so this is a very large study looking at how these two things affect each other. This one finds that women with PPD are more likely to quit, but also that quitting may make the depression or anxiety worse. Visit MGH to learn more.
Here is a link to the actual study.