Real Reason Some Mother To Infant Bond Fails
A pharmacist has revealed the real reason why some mothers are unable to bond with their infants.
According to a post by Instablog9ja handler, this often occurs due to postpartum disorder (PPD).
In a series of posts, the Pharmacist explained this with the experience of an unnamed woman.
The Pharmacist dubbed Sub-Pharmacist on Twitter said the woman felt her child wasn’t hers.
“This woman has found it hard to bond with her baby after putting to birth.
“It was as if the baby wasn’t hers.”
He explained further that it was a recurrent situation for her, however, the first case lasted for two weeks.
He continued: “She didn’t speak to anyone about it, not even her husband.”
The Sub-Pharmacist explained that her husband noticed the strange behaviour but let it slide.
This was because he assumed that it was due to childbirth, the poster wrote.
It was not until they met a medical professional before she began healing.
The Sub-Pharmacist gave a few symptoms of PPD. They are:
1. Difficulty sleeping
2. Mood swings
3. Low appetite.
4. Lack of motivation/ Losing interest in any activity.
5. Difficulty bonding with her baby.
6. Mother-baby withdrawal.
Meanwhile, an article on Women Mental Health suggests that not all failed bonding is a result of PPD.
The study revealed that early bonding rather than an early depression affects the Mother-to-infant-bond.
It says that MTIB begins during pregnancies for most women.
“There was a strong association between scores on the MIBQ during the early weeks after birth.
“And bonding scores at all other time points.
“There was also a strong association between the EPDS scores at 4 weeks postpartum and the bonding scores at 1 year.
“However, logistic regression showed that early bonding, rather than early depression, was a stronger predictor of bonding at 1 year.”
The article argued that maternal depression is usually not always associated with MTIB.