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Substance Abuse and Depression

Postpartum depression is a serious medical condition that may co-occur with substance use disorders. Integrated treatment is essential to successful recovery.

Why Do Babies Cry?

Responding to a baby’s tears and why this is so important.

Oxytocin and Stress Regulation in Lactation

What is happening biologically when a baby’s suckling releases the hormone oxytocin and how does this induce calm?

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The Roar Behind the Silence: Why Kindness, Compassion and Respect Matter in Maternity Care For many years there has been growing concern about the culture of fear that is penetrating maternity services throughout the world, and that the fear felt... Continue Reading →

Building My Milk Supply

Lucille was my baby, and I was supposed to feed her from my body. I felt I was failing as a mother and maybe even as a woman.

Why Is My Breast Milk Soapy?

Nancy Mohrbacher explains the problem with soapy or rancid-smelling milk and how to remedy it.

Birth Interventions and the Impact on Breastfeeding

A baby’s willingness and ability to breastfeed may be affected by what happens during the birth.

Let’s Get Political: Breastfeeding and the Law

The politics of breastfeeding in the face of the globalisation of trade.

Maternal Oxytocin: Its Role in Milk Ejection and Warmth Provision

Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg on the role of oxytocin in milk ejection and giving warmth. 

Recommended Reading

Supporting Sucking Skills In Breastfeeding Infants Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants, Third Edition is an essential resource for healthcare professionals working with new mothers and infants. Using a multidisciplinary approach, it incorporates the latest research on infant sucking and... Continue Reading →

What Big Teeth You Have, Grandmother

When grandma's advice is unwelcome.

Kristina Cowen Interview with Fathers Reaching Out.

Kristina Cowan, author of When Postpartum Packs a Punch has recently been interviewed by Mark Williams of Fathers Reaching Out. Enjoy the interview below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14_zUmBsRM4&feature=youtu.be

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New Dads and Sex

What to expect after birth.

Recommended Reading

The Nursing Mother's Companion - 7th Edition: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy through Weaning Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother's Companion has been among the best-selling books... Continue Reading →

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