Our expert says:
You don't mention whether this is your first baby, but having ANY baby is both a joy and more work and effort than one expects, and can be stressful and tiring. In addition, some women develop PND, a post-natal depression which can undermine their ability to cope with these challenges. It would be best to see a good local psychiatrist for a full in-person assessment of the extent to which you are tired, and could respond well to a planned increase of rest, with some help from oythers ; and to what extent there may be some Depression, and if so, whether an antidepressant would be wise, and if so, which should be chosen in view of your breast-feeding. These are not easy questions and depend on the results of many aspects of the assessment, and not suitable for a quick easy answer online. Antidepressants are effective in PND, and also there is CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) which can be very effective as a treatment for Depression, and enhances your coping skills broadly and lastingly.
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