Psychology and Neuroscience of Breastfeeding, an introductory course – 2nd online edition

After great reviews and comments of the first edition, we are proud to launch the second edition of our Psychology and Neuroscience of Breastfeeding training course, directed by Ibone Olza, MD, PhD, perinatal psychiatrist and Carmela K Baeza, MD, IBCLC.   The training focuses on the most updated neuroscience and psychological aspects of breastfeeding and the mother-baby interaction from…

#youarenotabadmother if you could not or decided not to breastfeed your baby.

#youarenotabadmother if you could not or decided not to breastfeed your baby. The bond with your baby is built every day in many ways. Breastfeeding difficulties require expert support that is respectful of mothers´ rights. Mothers don´t need pressure, they need to be understood – let´s care for mothers. Breastfeeding should something to enjoy. However,…

#youarenotabadmother if you have OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma or grief

#youarenotabadmother if you have OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma or grief. You have the right to receive assistance. Mothers with psychological distress or mental health issues usually feel guilty or ashamed about reaching out for the professional help they require. Let´s offer to help – let´s care for mothers. One out of five mothers may suffer…

#youarenotabadmother if you need help after you give birth

#youarenotabadmother if you need help after you give birth. Motherhood requires social support. The postpartum period in the human species is designed to happen within a maternal social network. Support from other mothers helps make the experience a better one and prevents psychological distress. Let´s create those networks – let´s care for mothers.   If…

Breastfeeding, an anchor in hope

In this reduced lockdown space, where exalted emotions cry like wounds – both from adults and from children – few things grant us fresh air. Breastfeeding is more than ever a restful place, a shared caress, an interior paradise, a fountain of hope for life, that life which we will dive back into some day.…