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hi. my son is just over 3 mo. and i have felt in the past couple of weeks as though i have PPD, with frequent crying and lots of anxiety. i only had a week or two of being out of my mind with anxiety about a week after he was born, and then it went away. i have read a few little things about hormonal changes at 3 mo. i do not think i am getting my period because i actually have an oversupply issue with BFing. BFing has been a real struggle because of oversupply and plugged ducts, etc., so that was stressful, but other than that, my son is great. anyone else have this going on around this time? does it go away, or what? thanks!
 

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3 months is a very common time for the onset of PPD, you're definitely not alone. It also, most likely, has nothing to do with breastfeeding and the fact that you don't have your period yet probably also has nothing to do with oversupply. A lot of women don't menstruate for many months while nursing and conversely some women get their periods back right away. Your supply issues should be settling down by 3 months but if not a lactation consultant could help.<br><br>
As far as the PPD goes do you have a doctor and/or therapist? There are many meds available now that are congruent with breastfeeding. What about support from family and spouse? PPD can go away on its own but it can also last a long long time. Don't be ashamed to ask for help, you're not alone. {{{hugs}}}
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm going to move this to the PPD forum.
 

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thanks for moving this to the correct place, annettemarie. thank you for the reply, sheena, and thanks for the hugs! yes, a dr. and therapist are a good idea. i just wanted to know if this was common at this time. i do have some Qs about Rx for PPD, in case i were to go that route. in the past i have tried to take SSRIs for bouts of depression, but found i coulnd't take them. once i did take welbutrin, though, and was OK with it. i might like to take to take it again, but when i look up the info on it to see if it is compatible with BFing, its vague. does anyone know or have experience with non-SSRI antidepressants and/or welbutrin for use with BFing? thanks!
 

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A lot of the info about anti-depressants and bf is vague, unfortunately, and a lot of doctors are ill educated about bf. I took wellbutrin for my ppd and I know others who bf take zoloft, paxil and lexapro.<br><br>
Part of the problem is that PPD is not taken seriously enough and doctors are very quick to just suggest weaning. It's important to keep nursing and equally important to find a med that works for you. If the doctor you see can't accept prescribing you meds while you nurse keep searching, you'll find one.
 

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PPD can happen any time in the first year, or even past that in some cases. For me, it really kicked in about 9 months postpartum.<br><br>
Please find help and possibly meds. For many of us, they make life liveable again. Zoloft is very safe in nursing, and hardly any of it gets to baby.
 
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