WHAT TO DO
If you think you may have PND the first step is to find out if you do. PNDSA (the Post Natal Depression Support Association) has an amazing website – www.pndsa. org. za. Here you can take an online test to see if you have PND. This would be the first step in the right direction. From there you can find the right intervention to help you manage your PND. You can also talk to your doctor for a diagnosis and discuss how to treat your condition. YB
2AN INFECTION Because a baby’s eyes are exposed to possible bacterial or other infections during birth, it’s standard procedure to put drops into the baby’s eyes after birth. Newborns are also prone to infections despite meticulous cleanliness. Try a drop of breastmilk squeezed directly into the eye to clear up stickiness but if it persists and gets worse, go to the clinic or the doctor.