Freebie Friday: Free Presentation, “Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin & Stress” by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett from Gold Lactation


Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Gold Lactation is back with another freebie! This time it’s a free keynote presentation marking the beginning of its 2019 Gold Lactation Online Conference.

This year, the title of the Gold’s keynote presentation is:
“Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin & Stress” by the esteemed Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA.

Best of all, this presentation is FREE! You can access the recording until April 19, 2019 (or until June 3, 2019 if you’re registered for Gold’s Conference). Sign up here for instant access to Kathleen’s talk.


FYI: CERPS are ONLY provided if you’re registered for Gold’s full 2019 Lactation Conference. If you’re not, you still have access to this FREE keynote presentation and will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance at no cost.


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Free Handouts: Depression, Breastfeeding & Related Topics in New Mothers (+ more!)

UppityScienceChick: Evidence-Based With Attitude is one of my new favorite sites that I’m incredibly excited to share with all of you. It’s run by the esteemed Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA and she provides a plethora of resources on breastfeeding, mothering, women’s health, postpartum depression and chronic diseases. Originally when I planned this post, I was writing it solely to share the FREE handouts on depression in new mothers but then as I explored her site more deeply, I become enthralled.

I had no idea that she was the author of one of my favorite breastfeeding books for new moms (easy and simple to read, to the point), titled, Breastfeeding Made Simple: 7 Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers

See here for FREE handouts on “Treatment for Depression” (topics included are in yellow box below)

treatments for depressionSee here for FREE handouts on “Depression, Breastfeeding and Related Topics” (topics included in the orange box below)

related topics

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett has also written (or collaborated on) over 17 articles on the Stress-Lowering Effects of Breastfeeding, which you can find here.

On her Postpartum Depression Home Page, there are 2 articles available for access:

Kendall-Tackett, K. A. (2007). A new paradigm for depression in new mothers: The central role of inflammation and how breastfeeding and anti-inflammatory treatments protect maternal mental health. International Breastfeeding Journal, 2:6

New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force. A breastfeeding-friendly approach to depression in new mothers: A Curriculum and Resource Guide for Health Care Providers. 2009 Edition.

And there’s more! She’s also published 2 more books:

All of these articles are open access. You are welcome to use, post or share any or all of them. If you would like reprint them, please contact Kathleen Kendall-Tackett  for the actual Word files.