by Seetha Narayan | Boston Globe | April 21, 2008

New mothers find it challenging to balance their new motherhood

status with their Internet habit and find themselves using the Internet to access

information that otherwise would require them to get out of the house and socialize.

There are some concerns about heavy Internet use harming the new mother, her bond with the baby, and the baby’s development.

According to Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH,
“time spent on the Web is associated with increased depression,” and recommends that new mothers take the
time to interact and talk with their children and other people face-to-face.

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