Guest Blogger Naya W. future IBCLC, ends IBB’s Healing Series with how motherhood changed her self identity, the time and tips she used to rediscover herself. Nothing has changed me as much as motherhood. We all know about the changes a woman’s body goes through after having a baby; I’m sure many of us have…

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  In addition to Ashley’s posts about her postpartum depression journey and how she navigated the insurance companies, Ashley also participated in a Boob Group episode about Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding Friendly Treatments. Episode 87 of The Boob Group talks with expert Kathy Kendall-Tacket, Ph.D and IBCLC about the choices moms have when it comes…

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Postpartum Depression (PPD), some describe it as drowning, sinking, dark. No mother ever expects to experience PPD. We do not want to think about that while we are all glowing, magical pregnancy unicorns. We go through weeks of birth plans, choosing the right doctor, touring the hospital, and if you are anything like me, even…

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  Approximately 15 percent of women suffer from postpartum depression each year and that is only when it’s self reported. This number is higher than the amount of women who will get diabetes, suffer a stroke or get diagnosed with breast cancer in one year. In The Boob Group Episode #69, Robin Kaplan from San Diego…

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This is hard. One little statement, so many applications. I have said it while exercising, while attempting to tie my shoes while pregnant, while being induced, while struggling to breastfeed, and most notably the day I knew I needed help with postpartum depression and anxiety. If you knew my story, you would know better than…

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Breastfeeding was never on my radar. As a survivor of childhood sexual assault and rape, I had no interest in ever letting someone touch my body in that way. The idea of someone having on demand access to my body sent me back to being 8 years old and unable to say no. I discussed…

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For some, motherhood comes easy. Some have great role models, wonderful examples of motherhood, amazing memories of their own mothers that they hope to recreate with their children. For some, the road is a little more difficult. I fall in the second group. My childhood was the stuff nightmares are made of. I was born…

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The Boob Group and I kick off Rumina’s Healing Series with a New Mommy Media Podcast: Breastfeeding After Sexual Abuse. Along with featured expert Diana Sjostrom Psychologist, we discuss how sexual abuse can greatly impact your breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby. What are the main signs of trauma? How can you overcome those emotions and create…

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