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Taking Care of Ourselves, Post Natal Depression and Breastfeeding

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00
Event Location: 
Cnr James Cook Drive and Shanke Cres

Mothering can be very tiring as we take care of our new little one. We need to take care of ourselves so that we are able to do all that we need to to take care of them. Come and discuss what what works for some and ways to make sure we have the reserves to accomplish all we need to.

How breastfeeding relates to postnatal depression varies between mothers. It can be either positive or negative. For some mothers, breastfeeding can help reduce the chance of postnatal depression or shorten how long it lasts. For others it may cause a lot of stress and anxiety. It can sometimes be helpful for those mothers to stop breastfeeding.

It is very important for both new parents to learn to recognise the symptoms of antenatal and postnatal depression so that they can ask for help as early as possible. The sooner the depression is identified and the right sort of support given, the earlier recovery can begin.

Come and discuss some of the signs of post natal depression as well as ways to get help.

Come join us in a lovely park. There is plenty of room to spread out as well as toilets and toys for the children. There is also a walking path for us to take a walk. Bring a picnic mat and some morning tea.

Contact person: 
Bronwyn
0400395531