Praeclarus Press Announces the Release of Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett's book, A Breastfeeding Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression

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In her latest book, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett synthesizes expertise from her decades of social science research with her deep knowledge in the field of lactation. Bringing a highly-relevant topic to the forefront which must be addressed, A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Depression offers healthcare providers a guide to help today's breastfeeding mothers who are affected by depression.

A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA

A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression

Mothers can continue to breastfeed while recovering from depression.

Praeclarus Press is excited to announce the release of A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology. Her research interests include the psychoneuroimmunology of maternal depression and the lifetime health effects of trauma. A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression is the first volume that specifically supports the depressed, breastfeeding mother.

When new mothers get depressed, health care providers are often quick to suggest that they stop breastfeeding. This advice is often contrary to what mothers want to do and these mothers may experience weaning as another significant loss. The truth is that stopping breastfeeding is often completely unnecessary. Mothers can continue to breastfeed while recovering from depression. In fact, recent studies have shown that breastfeeding can aid in their recovery. A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression is written in an accessible, easy-to-read format that combines recent scientific research with practical suggestions to help health care providers assist in women’s recovery from depression while honoring and supporting the breastfeeding relationship. Video links and assessment tools are also included.

For more information on the topic of the relationship between breastfeeding, depression, and abuse, please tune in next week as Dr. Kendall-Tackett is scheduled to present the keynote presentation at the annual GOLD Lactation Conference on April 13. For more information about her speaking engagements, both online and in person, please visit

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 Clinical Lactation, Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and Editor-in-Chief-elect of Psychological Trauma. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas and Research Associate at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. She has authored more than 370 articles or chapters and is the author or editor of 24 books on maternal depression, family violence, and breastfeeding. Her most recent books include: Psychology of Trauma 101 (2015) and The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep (2014). Her websites are,, and

Praeclarus Press is a small press that specializes in women’s health. It features books, webinars, and products that support women's health throughout their lifespan. Based in Amarillo, Texas, the mission of Praeclarus Press is to produce materials that change women’s lives.

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