What makes a birth experience difficult? What determines how a mother will feel? What you can do to resolve it.
"First I had a baby. Then I felt crazy."
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett on feminism in breastfeeding research methods.
Does Synthetic Oxytocin Lower Mothers’ Risk of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety? A Review of a Recent Study by Kroll-Desrosiers et al. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA and Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, MD, PhD Kroll-Desrosiers, A.R., Nephew, B.C., Babb, J.A., Guilarte-Walker, Y., Moore... Continue Reading →
Watch Kathleen Kendall-Tackett's video about how breastfeeding protects a mother's mental health.
Are women receiving respectful care during labor? And why this matters.
Follow the link to listen to Michelle Peterson on Voice America talk about the Seven Sisters approach to postpartum care; the subject of her recently published book: Seven Sisters for Seven Days. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/98112/postpartum-care-is-essential-the-seven-sisters-approach-to-community-based-support-for-new-moms
For the mother who cannot produce a full milk supply for her baby, messages advocating breastfeeding can be hard to hear.
Two important new titles for women's mental health.
SIDS: Risk and Realities is authored by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, Wendy Middlemiss, Tracy Cassels, Helen Steven, and Darcia Narvaez. In addition to the white paper, the May 2013 issue of Clinical Lactation is also available at Praeclarus Press. This issue focuses on... Continue Reading →
Breastfeeding lowers the risk of maternal depression and helps overcome earlier trauma.