Data Snapshot: Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) can range from the “baby blues”—when for a short period of time after childbirth, a mother experiences mood swings, anxiety, sadness, and/or appetite/sleeping problems—to postpartum depression (PPD)—which involves similar signs and symptoms but is experienced more intensely and for a longer period of time, and may interfere with a mother’s ability to care for her baby and herself …

Breastfeeding Protects Mothers

The HealthyPeople initiatives use science-based objectives with the aim to improve health of Americans and disease prevention through awareness and improved understanding …

Milk Banking

Milk banking has been around for over one hundred years. The first human milk bank opened in 1909 in Vienna, Austria. The first milk bank in the United States opened in 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts …