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Today Dianne talks with Dr. Andrea Niles about post partum mood disorders and breastfeeding.  If you have struggled with postpartum depression, anxiety or if you find parenthood challenging, don’t miss this episode.

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Dr. Andrea Niles is a clinical psychologist and founder of Prospera Mental Health and Wellness. She has studied anxiety and depression treatments and maternal mental health for 17 years and is passionate about making high quality mental health care widely accessible and affordable to everyone. Prospera is a mental health platform designed specifically for moms. Through weekly 1-on-1 sessions with perinatal certified mental health coaches and a library of digital tools specifically designed for moms, we help with postpartum depressionpostpartum anxietypostpartum ragebirth trauma, postpartum intrusive thoughts, and more.

Things we talked about:

Welcome to the podcast, Dr. Niles [5:00]

Connection between breastfeeding and mental health [6:55]

Unrealistic expectations [9:00]

Comparisons [13:40]

Options and barriers [20:00]

When breastfeeding ends – weaning depression [27:31]

Medications and breastfeeding [34:40]

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