Trauma and Breastfeeding: From the Mother’s Perspective

Time-frame: 60-75
CERP: no

The birth process presents specific eustress challenges to the mother, who can benefit from these challenges when she remains an active participant in the birthing process. When the birthing passage creates abnormal levels of stress either due to uncontrollable events or to iatrogenic causes, trauma can result. In this presentation, Dr. Hazelbaker discusses birth trauma from the mother’s perspective, explains the manifestations of trauma in a mother and presents various strategies for helping her to release from the trauma state.

Alison Hazelbaker Ph.D, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST