GOLD Lactation Online Conference
April 22, 2015
Don't miss out on the FREE online video conference from GOLD Lactation.
This complimentary viewing of the recording of this presentation will be open to the public until April 24th. Registered Delegates will have until June 1 to view it via the Delegates Area, and GOLD Annual Members have until June 15th.
Abstract: We do not live in a perfect world. Many new mothers have experienced abuse and adversity as children. They often wonder whether they will perpetuate the cycle of violence that they have experienced. They may also have a history of depression and wonder whether this has harmed their children. Fortunately, we can offer new mothers hope. Recent studies have found that breastfeeding helps mothers mother—even when there is a history of abuse. It not about the milk; it’s the physical act of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding improves maternal sleep, lowers the risk of depression, lessens anger and irritability, and even attenuates the negative effects of past sexual assault. Breastfeeding offers mothers a chance to do things differently—to be a different kind of parent. When it comes to overcoming adversity, breastfeeding makes all the difference.
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