Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 14th, 2005
Neither situation is considered healthy, but a recent study published in the Infant Mental Health Journal [2005;26(1)] has found that the combined impact of colic and PPD can have a highly toxic outcome. Researchers have linked colicky babies and maternal depression to decrease in overall family functioning.
"We found that severe depressive symptoms in the mothers were related to fussy, or difficult infant temperament, more parenting stress, lower parental self-esteem, and more...
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