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October 20th 2014:Full Arms, Heavy Heart: Depression in New Mothers

For mothers who expect their baby’s arrival to mark a period of joy and happiness, the reality of shifting hormones and the demands of parenthood can be a rude shock. Join Marie and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA for a discussion of depression in new mothers. What are the “baby blues” and what is postpartum depression? What is the role of breastfeeding in a mother’s well-being and mental health? What do we know about the causes of depression? What is the relationship between breastfeeding and depression? What treatment options are available for breastfeeding mothers struggling to c

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Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA is a health psychologist and lactation consultant specializing in women’s health research, including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology. She is also the owner and editor-in-chief of Praeclarus Press, as well as the editor-in-chief of both Clinical Lactation (official journal of the United States Lactation Consultant Association) and Psychological Trauma. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Texas Tech University School of Medicine) and Research Associate at the Crimes Against Children Research Center (University of New Hampshire). The author of more than 360 articles, she has authored/edited 24 books, including:
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