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Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery

There were three key messages that really helped and have stuck with me ever since.


Flying With Breast Milk

How to avoid having to dump your precious stash when flying with your expressed breast milk.

Lactation and Donation of Breast Milk After the Loss of a Baby

It validated who I was, a postnatal mother with a body still soft after giving birth, with breasts still capable of nourishing my beautiful newborn baby.

Breastfeeding With a Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

I did what everyone was telling me was impossible and breastfed my baby.

9 Stupid Things People Say to Women Who’ve Experienced a Traumatic Birth

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett lists 9 stupid things not to say to the mother who has experienced a traumatic birth.

Why I Approve of Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding a child in public should have nothing to do with modesty.

Exercise as a Treatment for Depression in New Mothers Instead of Antidepressants

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett looks at the research confirming exercise to be an effective antidepressant, even in those with major depression.

A Breastfeeding Narrative. Metaphorically Yours, James Akre

How to look at breastfeeding from a fresh perspective.

Breastfeeding is Our Common Mother Tongue

James Akre says breastfeeding is a universal constant across space and time.

Should Mothers Avoid Nighttime Breastfeeding to Decrease their Risk of Depression?

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett asks, "Will avoiding nighttime breastfeeding preserve mothers’ mental health by allowing them to get more sleep?"

Light Therapy to Treat Depression in Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Is light therapy a suitable treatment for pregnant and postpartum women? Kathleen Kendall-Tackett looks at the research.

7 Unhelpful Things People Say to Women about Breastfeeding Following Sexual Abuse

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett on attitudes that disempower and undermine mothers' goals.

Vitamin D and Its Surprising Link to Perinatal Depression, Health Disparities, and the Health Impact of Adversity

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett examines Vitamin D deficiency and the link with depression.

How Mothers Can Keep Sane During the Holiday Season

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett on how to make the holiday season enjoyable for everyone.

Our Alien Attitudes to Breastfeeding

Real-world examples about attitudes toward breasts, breastfeeding and breast milk

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