Postpartum depression is a serious medical condition that may co-occur with substance use disorders. Integrated treatment is essential to successful recovery.
What is happening biologically when a baby’s suckling releases the hormone oxytocin and how does this induce calm?
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.
Nancy Mohrbacher explains the problem with soapy or rancid-smelling milk and how to remedy it.
A baby’s willingness and ability to breastfeed may be affected by what happens during the birth.
The politics of breastfeeding in the face of the globalisation of trade.
Dr. Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg on the role of oxytocin in milk ejection and giving warmth.
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When grandma's advice is unwelcome.
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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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 →