Breast Feeding and Mental Health
Welcome to 2022, only 3 years into the COVID-19 pandemic. The social structure, as we had come to know it, is now different. Without significant restrictions, people are socializing more but NOT without prejudice. The world has been more divided in the recent past and the pandemic has taken its toll. The recent Russia-Ukraine conflict is considered by some to be the start of a wider more significant global conflict. Only, time will tell. But everything has deteriorated the mental health of the masses. Everyone is on edge and people who are trying to live without anxieties are reminded by others of the same regularly. One common theme that is emerging is prejudice and division.
So, in summary, provide care and support to the young family, without prejudice and chances are, the family will thrive. If you can’t support her, don’t call or tell the mother to breastfeed as she is already looking after the baby to the best of her abilities and there is no one looking after her. Judge yourself, rather than judge her.