No matter what your views on babies and children before you fall pregnant, once a woman conceives it’s expected that maternal instinct will suddenly appear from nowhere. But for some expectant and new mums that just isn’t the case. What is maternal instinct? The Collins English Dictionary defines maternal instinct as: “The natural tendency that
A recent study of 14,000 new mums in south-west England has revealed that breastfeeding can halve the risk of developing post-natal depression (PND). While this is great news, the study also cautioned that of those women who wanted to breastfeed but found themselves unable to do so, the risk of developing PND more than doubled.