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20 Tips For Coping With Postpartum Depression

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18. Focus On Bonding With Your Baby
The most essential work of the postpartum period is forming a secure bond between mother and baby. This attachment impacts a child's development, including how they navigate relationships in the future. Unfortunately, PPD can get in the way of establishing this all-important connection. Moms can counteract the negative effects of depression on their babies through skin-to-skin contact, infant massage, smiling, and singing.