Earliest of bonds

Kim Long with son Nicholas. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Kim Long with son Nicholas. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

THE state of mind of a new mother greatly impacts the mental health of her child.

That’s the opinion of Mildura mum Kim Long, who said her battle with post-natal depression had a flow-on effect to her son Nicholas.

The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health (AAIMH) agrees, and during Infant Mental Health Awareness Week Australia (from June 11 to 17), parents are being urged to recognise that infancy and early childhood is a critical time for the development of emotional, physical and mental health.

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