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The Do’s and Don’ts of Visiting a New Baby

An essential list for anyone who knows someone with a new baby.

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Ten Tips to Fend Off the Baby Blues

Tips for an at-risk pregnant or new mother to help combat depression if it occurs or returns.

You Have the Right to Breastfeed Your Baby

An infographic on your rights as a breastfeeding mother.

Giving Birth Without Drugs

If my mother had given birth without drugs and found it a positive experience—one she liked to share with us—why couldn’t I?

Birth Interventions and the Impact on Breastfeeding

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

How Do You Feel, Dad?

A snippet from The Importance of Dads and Grandmas

Why Breastfeeding Protects Mental Health

Watch Kathleen Kendall-Tackett's video about how breastfeeding protects a mother's mental health.

Treatment of Women in Childbirth

Are women receiving respectful care during labor? And why this matters.

What about Swaddling?

A common technique for calming babies, the research on the safety of swaddling babies is contradictory and the practice should only be used with caution.

Controlled Crying and Long-Term Harm

Does the recommendation of controlled crying as a parenting practice have any basis?

How Do Mothers Get More Sleep?

Another look at nighttime breastfeeding and postpartum depression.

Four Reasons Our Sleep Is Being Disturbed

Controversy over sleep behavior in public health campaigns. How can we improve sleep safety and lower infant mortality rates without compromising breastfeeding?

Caring for Ourselves Is Caring for Others

What causes Compassion Fatigue? What are the likely results and what do the trauma experts recommend?

Scope of Depression: Why Are New Mothers Depressed?

Depression in new mothers before and after giving birth. What does the research tell us?

Neuroscience Shows Breastfeeding Is Not Just Milk

Lifelong effects of breastfeeding on mental health for mother and child.

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