Baby Blue Syndrome / Baby Blues Syndrome, or often also called Postpartum Distress Syndrome is a feeling of sadness and sadness experienced by around 50-80% of women after giving birth to their baby.
Strange indeed, feeling happy looking onward to the birth of the baby, it turns out that in some mothers can turn into sadness, after the birth of the baby.
Baby Blues Syndrome is still comparatively mild and usually lasts up to 2 weeks. If you experience it for more than 2 weeks, it could be Postpartum Depression and you should consult your doctor.
Some symptoms of cases of Baby Blues Syndrome:
• Crying for no apparent reason
• Easy to get upset
• Reluctant to pay attention to the baby
• Not confident
• Difficult to rest calmly
• Easily offended
If after giving birth you experience a variety of conditions and feelings above, it is very likely that Baby Blues Syndrome is hitting you
What is the difference between Baby Blues Syndrome and Postpartum Depression?
The difference between them lies in the frequency, intensity, and duration of the symptoms above. At Postpartum Depression, you will feel various symptoms more often, more intense, and longer.
How do you tell the difference?
Actually, the way is easy. One of them is to pay attention to the mother’s sleeping pattern. If when someone else takes care of the baby, the mother can fall asleep, then it is likely that the mother will only suffer from Baby Blues Syndrome (BBS). However, if the mother is very difficult to fall asleep even though her baby is guarded by someone else, then maybe her depression rate is included in Postpartum Depression (PPD).
Some symptoms of Postpartum Depression:
• Easy to get angry
• Easy to panic
• Feeling hopeless
• Changes in diet and sleep patterns
• There is a feeling of fear of being able to hurt the baby
• There is a feeling of worry about not being able to care for the baby properly
• There is a feeling that he cannot be a good mother
PPD can last up to 1 year after the birth of the baby. In the case of acute PPD, the mother may kill herself or hurt her baby.
What causes PPD?
Although until this article was written no one knows for sure the cause of PPD, but the following factors seem to be very influential:
• Changes in the mother’s hormones
• Pressure to be a new mother
• There is a family history of depression
• Lack of assistance when giving birth
• Feel isolated
Here are some tips related to Baby Blue Syndrome before giving birth:
1. Request extended family support and assistance before giving birth.
2. The mother must read a lot about baby care knowledge.
3. Prepare the mother mentally by sharing, increasing medical knowledge and increasing worship.
Treatment of Baby Blue Syndrome
After the birth process and found the mother experienced the symptoms of Baby Blue Syndrome, then some of the following tips can be done to overcome the problem of baby blue syndrome on young mothers:
1. Ask for help from a large family to take care of the baby.
2. Lots of sleep for the mother.
3. The mother must share difficulties and problems with her husband or family.
4. Use the time for relaxation.
5. Don’t forget to eat and pay attention to the nutritional patterns that enter.