Alanis Morissette reveals post-partum depression battle

Updated: Aug 29, 2012, 14:18 PM IST

Washington: Alanis Morissette has revealed that she is struggling with post-partum depression since the birth of her son Ever.

Ever became the center of national attention when Morissette came forward with her views on attachment parenting, saying she’ll breastfeed until he decides it’s time to stop.

“I’m always available if he needs me, period. I love snuggling and sleeping next to him,” Morissette told ABC News.

Morissette said she plans on feeding her son the natural way until he “is finished and weaned.”

“I think it affords the child, when he grows up, to have a lot less therapy to go to,” the singer said in May on ‘The Billy Bush Show.’

“For me, I protect his safety and his well-being and his attachment.

“That stage of development is a very important stage,” she said.

The songstress recently said that she suffered “baby blues,” an intense struggle with post-partum depression.

When TV host Lara Spencer asked Morissette why she felt the need to share about this, she replied:

“I didn’t feel the need the share. It just was part of the autobiographical transparency value that I have. I really think transparency really levels the playing field for all of us and renders our humanness OK,” she said.

“It was just a really intense time and if I could share anything with anyone who’s going through it, it would be to encourage them to seek help and reach out a little earlier than I did.

“I think the feminist movement went through being very dependent, being autonomous, being individualistic and being empowered on our own, burning your bras as such. And then now, in 2012, there’s this gorgeous inner-dependence and saying ‘I’m really empowered and I need you and I need help.’ It’s really great,” she added.