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Why breastfeeding doesn't need to suck, postpartum depression, placental encapsulation and ACE (adverse childhood experiences) - An interview with Dr Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

January 25, 2023 Katie James and Dr Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Season 4 Episode 6
Why breastfeeding doesn't need to suck, postpartum depression, placental encapsulation and ACE (adverse childhood experiences) - An interview with Dr Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
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Why breastfeeding doesn't need to suck, postpartum depression, placental encapsulation and ACE (adverse childhood experiences) - An interview with Dr Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Jan 25, 2023 Season 4 Episode 6
Katie James and Dr Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and the CEO of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Psychological Trauma and was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation

Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2019 President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 490 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 41 books. Her most recent books include Breastfeeding Doesn’t Need to Suck (2022) and Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017). Her 41st book, Depression in New Mothers, 4th Edition is in press.

Dr Kendall Tackett discusses with us not only a vast range of topics specific to her work and new book but also some big and confronting topics in this episode.  

 A warning: Dr Kendall-Tackett discusses early in the podcast about her research and work with women who have experienced sexual assault. 

In this episode we delve in to:

  • Postnatal anxiety and guilt 
  • The power of oxytocin, a mother’s “Spidey senses” and the vulnerability during the early days
  • Sleep, mental health and breastfeeding
  • Postpartum depression 
  • Placenta encapsulation and it’s potential effects on milk supply. 
  • Secondary trauma in midwives and doulas and birth partners 
  • Burn out in midwives - shift based vs continuity of carer model 
  • How Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) affects adult health 
  • How women who have experienced sexual abuse prefer to engage with breastfeeding and what the research is showing.  

LINKS :

Course Burnout among perinatal workers 

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The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

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Show Notes

Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and the CEO of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Psychological Trauma and was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation

Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2019 President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 490 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 41 books. Her most recent books include Breastfeeding Doesn’t Need to Suck (2022) and Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017). Her 41st book, Depression in New Mothers, 4th Edition is in press.

Dr Kendall Tackett discusses with us not only a vast range of topics specific to her work and new book but also some big and confronting topics in this episode.  

 A warning: Dr Kendall-Tackett discusses early in the podcast about her research and work with women who have experienced sexual assault. 

In this episode we delve in to:

  • Postnatal anxiety and guilt 
  • The power of oxytocin, a mother’s “Spidey senses” and the vulnerability during the early days
  • Sleep, mental health and breastfeeding
  • Postpartum depression 
  • Placenta encapsulation and it’s potential effects on milk supply. 
  • Secondary trauma in midwives and doulas and birth partners 
  • Burn out in midwives - shift based vs continuity of carer model 
  • How Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) affects adult health 
  • How women who have experienced sexual abuse prefer to engage with breastfeeding and what the research is showing.  

LINKS :

Course Burnout among perinatal workers 

Book

Want to listen to the new podcast 'The Feeding Couch'? Find it here or on all good podcast hosting platforms! 

Support the Show.

Like this podcast? Leave us a review here
Want more from Katie and Rachel?
Katie's website
Rachel's website

Disclaimer
The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

The podcast accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use or reliance on the content.