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In this episode, we cover:

  • Why starting solids before six months may be beneficial for some babies
  • The neuro and brain changes specific to the postpartum period and how we can identify them in ourselves and others
  • Matrescence and the differences between women in their 20s vs 30s vs 40s and beyond
  • What happens to the woman and her brain as she ‘loses’ her sense of self and transforms
  • The role of prolactin and oxytocin during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. What if she chooses or is unable to breastfeed—how does that affect her brain?
  • Microchimerism in the postpartum period—what impact does it have on her brain, sense of self, and immunology
  • Sleep, weight, and hormones—what sleep deprivation is actually doing to the mother’s brain and hallmark periods to watch out for.

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