The healing powers of human milk are well-known, but not much attention has been paid to the mental strain that can occur while trying to provide that milk without education and support from healthcare providers. The adjustments in the postpartum period brought on by hormones, lack of sleep, body changes and acclimating to the 24-hour care of a tiny human can be difficult for many birthing people. Add a pandemic to the mix with the added stresses and isolation from support systems, and you have a recipe for serious mental health issues.

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