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20 Tips For Coping With Postpartum Depression

2. Try Medication
Your doctor, or the psychiatrist they refer you to, may suggest medication therapy. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants for PPD. They work by blocking the reabsorption of serotonin (a chemical that regulates mood), making more available to your brain.

Most anti-depressants are safe to take while breastfeeding (always check first), but be aware that it could be several weeks before you see any improvement. You are not obligated to take medication, but you should also not feel guilty for choosing that route to treat your condition.