Many people know that new mothers can suffer from postpartum depression after the birth of their baby. But fewer people know that new fathers can also suffer from depression, known as paternal postnatal depression, and anxiety that make it harder for fathers to bond with their babies. These fathers suffer from negative effects which can impact the entire family. Here are some tips from Rachel Kradin, MSW, Emerson’s mother/baby and pediatric social worker, to help new fathers have a healthy experience following the birth of their baby.
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