Navigate / search

Common Breastfeeding Struggles, with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #121

Breastfeeding may be perfectly natural, but it’s not perfectly easy. Many people think it will just happen, without realizing there’s a steep learning curve. So what are the most common breastfeeding struggles, and how can you navigating them? Kathleen Kendall-Tackett tells us more. Check it out!

 

To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click the button below to listen on Apple Podcasts or Google Play.

Listen on Google Play Music

 

What we talked about:

  • Why can breastfeeding be so hard?
  • How your birth impacts your breastfeeding
  • Paying attention to stress!
  • Doing the “milkshake” to help your milk come in
  • What to do with a fussy, or sleepy baby
  • Adjustments in milk production
  • Having realistic expectations!
  • What to do with sore or cracked nipples
  • If breastfeeding is hurting…
  • Blocked ducts, thrush and mastitis
  • Tongue and lip ties
  • Concerns about baby’s weight
  • Are they really listening to you?
  • The beauty of drop-in cafes
  • How to keep the oxytocin flowing
  • Going back to work

 

This episode is also brought to you by the Expectful meditation app.
Learn more and sign up for a free two-week trial at expectful.com/birthful

 

Additional resources and helpful links*:

 

JOIN ME FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
IN BUFFALO, NY

BirthfulCourses.com

 

Related podcast episodes:

 

Photo of Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Courtesy of Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
About Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. 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 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division 56. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 420 articles or chapters, and has recently completed her 35th book, The Phantom of the Opera: A Social History of the World’s Most Popular Musical. Her most recent books include: Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017, Routledge UK), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass), Psychology of Trauma 101 (2015, Springer, with Lesia Ruglass) and The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep (2014, Praeclarus, with Wendy Middlemiss). Her websites are UppityScienceChick.comuppitysciencechick, BreastfeedingMadeSimple.com, KathleenKendall-Tackett.com, and PraeclarusPress.com.

You can also find her scholarly articles on her Google Scholar link

 

 

*May contain affiliate links. This means that I may get a small percentage of what you buy, and that is one of the ways of helping me continue to do this podcast – Thank you!

 


Like the music on the podcast?:

Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Sponsorship music:Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Adriana Lozada

Comments

Leave a comment

name*

email* (not published)

website

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.