Postpartum blues is often found in new moms during the first 3-6 months after childbirth. They will have mood swings, loss of interests, anxiety, crying spell, insomnia, loss of appetite or excessive hunger, and rapidly weight change. If the symptoms are severe, mom could grow bad thoughts towards her baby.
The major cause is postpartum hormone changes. Moreover, social pressure as well as fatigue and lack of sleep due to newborn are also the factors of postpartum blues which will be lasted long for not more than 2 weeks.
Information provided by: Dr. Nicha Tangpobnong
Compiled by: Medisci