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Should HIV+ Mothers Breastfeed?

What about the fear that she may pass the virus to her baby in her milk ?


Placenta Encapsulation: An IBCLC’s Perspective

Sarah Hollister, RN, PHN, IBCLC shares her perspective on placenta encapsulation.

Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery

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

Oral Contraceptives: Not Just for Preventing Pregnancy

Preventing pregnancy is not the only reason women use "the pill".

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

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.

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.

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