BARABAI (TABIRkota) – Regent of Hulu Sungai Tengah (HST) H Aulia Oktafiandi stated that he is ready to support the handling of baby blues syndrome or postpartum women’s mental health disorders.
Baby blues are feelings of sadness that a woman may have in the first few days after having a baby.
Up to four in five new parents (80 percent) have the baby blues, and it can affect new parents of any race, age, income, culture or education level.
The baby blues, however, are perfectly normal in the immediate postpartum period and typically include sadness, mood swings, and even anger.
The support was stated by Regent Aulia in a meeting entitled “Innovations for Exclusive Breastfeeding Assistance” at the HST Regent’s Office Hall, Wednesday (May 3rd, 2023) in Barabai.
Regent Aulia reminded that it is important for elements of society, especially social and health authorities at HST to think and formulate smart ideas to deal with baby blues syndrome.
“We also have to increase (community’s) participation in assisting mothers who are in a fragile condition or Baby Blues,” he explained.
Regent Aulia gave an example of a case, when there is a mother who gives birth to a baby in the middle of a household with a number of problems, for example the economy, or a woman who gives birth for the first time.
“It is our responsibility to participate in providing moral support, so that later the woman will always have the enthusiasm to provide exclusive breastfeeding for her baby,” he said.
Every woman who is breastfeeding must also ensure that she regularly consumes nutritious food, because it will affect the breast milk given to her baby between the ages of 0 and six months.
“Even though mothers have provided additional food for their babies, breast milk must still be given until the baby is two years old,” he reminded.
It is hoped that this occasion will foster the enthusiasm of mothers in caring for their children to create quality next generations. (ra/ferian sadikin)