It happened with my 2nd and honestly I never reazlied it until much later; I was crying a lot, very stressed and easy to anger; my baby & I had a hard time bonding even though I was breastfeeding; I would nurse him and then let someone else take him (my sister or my husband or my mom) so I could spend time with my oldest son; sometimes I would try to comfort & cuddle him but he'd never calm down with me so it was easier for both of us for me to hand him off if someone was around, and other times I would leave him in his crib crying so I could just calm down; a lot of times I felt "trapped" and alone, but scared to leave the house. I had experienced depression before but never compared the two and I never got treated for PPD because like I said it wasn't until a lot later that I realized what it was I had gone through. If you think you might be try talking to your doctor because it can get pretty bad.
at 12:12 AM on Jun. 15, 2010