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Physiological Breastfeeding Patterns and Establishment of Secure Attachment Systems

The sense of being understood and supported is central to healthy development.

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Your Own Theater of Healing

Step-by-step exercises to act your way to success.

Overcoming Postpartum Psychosis

The most serious mental illness related to childbearing.

Surviving Bereavement: 7 steps to help you on your journey

They tell us it’s messy, exhausting and can feel like it’s happening to someone else.

Black History Month

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA says, "I’m often asked why we need to highlight health issues among African-Americans."

How the Quality of Attachment Affects Security in Relationships

Secure babies, in general, expect the mother is present to keep them safe and will be there whenever she is needed.

Omega-3s and Mental Health: Can Fats Make You Happy?

Pregnant and postpartum women are especially likely to be deficient in Omega-3s.

3 Ways to Cope with Sleep Deprivation for Breastfeeding Moms

Better sleep means you’ll be more rested, more productive, healthier and probably a great deal happier as a result.

Help! I Can’t Put My Baby Down

“How do I put my baby down?” is a question that comes up frequently in the search terms that readers are looking for on this blog.

Milk Tears

Olivia was unable to suck or swallow. I didn't have a script for what to do next.

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

If you experienced a traumatic birth, I’d recommend steering clear of these folks for a while. They don’t get it and you don’t need their brand of “help” right now.

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.

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

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett examines who gets more sleep and who is at risk for depression with reference to nighttime 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.

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